Hi, (Slacker and Charlie).....and others....
Just read your messages......Let me mention a few things, if I may....
I've been to MX over 100 times since 1986...(Both business and pleasure)my wife is from Jalisco....I speak conversational Spanish.... I'm well aware of the issues going on in certain areas of Mexico and although we've driven down to PV several times, we've never had a problem.
I'm on the Baja HaHa Crew List as I'd like to do it once. I was going to do it in '04 but my friends plans changed at the last moment.....I even got an exemption for my boat but as I said, his plans changed at last minute.
I'm not planning on bringing the boat back to the states. Rather, I plan on leaving it in PV when I get there. We have some lots in that area (Nuevo Vallarta and Punta de Mita) and hope to build a home there next year.
I have sailed around Mazatlan (rented a small sailboat) while there for a week one time....loved it, too!
I'm just trying to figure out the best time of the year to leave San Diego for the trip south..... I know the Baja leaves late Oct. so I will probably leave after that (if I don't crew on a Baja boat) but would like to leave early enough to get in some warmer weather
Any advice would be welcomed.......Thanks,