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Old 13-03-2010, 06:52   #1
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Options to Avoid the Baja Bash

I am going to make an offer on a Boat in Puerto Vallarta. I need to get it back to Southern California.( april or May) I am looking for options to avoid the Baja Bash. I am looking at possibly trucking it all the way, but also thought about taking it to Cabo then trucking up to Enensenada or San Diego.
Does any body have any advice on this subject?
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Old 13-03-2010, 08:00   #2
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Boats were trucked from San Carlos, located on the east side of the Sea of Cortez, to somewhere in Arizona and transfered to a US carrier.

I'd heard that Regulations of the US Department of Homeland Security had made it so difficult that this service had been suspended. I'm unsure if it has been resumed.

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Old 13-03-2010, 08:14   #3
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There are a couple different way to get it back up here.. one is to truck it..
Another is to wait for a southerly to blow and sail it up.. we did this a couple years ago.. had tail winds and following seas all the wat to Montery...
Or hire someone to bring it up for you...
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Here is a link to Marian Seca in San Carlos where they can do the transporting. Their website says they are still doing it. Marina San carlos Other alternatives are one of the boat shipping companies they will take your boat to Ensenada on a ship. Dockwise is the name of one and there is another but I forget the name. Also you can hire a delivery skipper so that you avoid the bash (though not your boat). Two more options for sailing are sailing to Hawaii and then bringing the boat above the Pacific High and back to So Cal or the offshore tack where you just sail into the pacific on starboard tack until you hit the trades and then close reach into So Cal. The bash does not have to be horrible. You can make the trip in short legs except for the first from Cabo to the Mag Bay area. Just plan on making it a vacation. There are lots of surf spots and scuba spots along the way.
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Old 13-03-2010, 10:09   #5
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Several hundred miles west of the coastline. Sail to Hawaii, and then down the coastline. This is no time of the year to sail the coastline. I did the bash in June of 95. There was no wind, or lots of it on the nose. Of course 2 years earlier going south it was all on the nose then too in Dec 93. It's not often the wind is from the south for any period of time, but it does happen.......i2f
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Old 13-03-2010, 11:04   #6
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Welcome to the forum.

For a moment, when I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it was something of a personal attack.

You won't get the big southerlies in April or May. They only happen in the warmer months when the tropical storms move in.

Unless, of course, you're actually trying to sail south.
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I've trucked two boats from Marina Seca in San Carlos, Sonora and would do it again.
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