Showing posts from August, 2016

No Time to Play During a Hurricane

How prepared are you for a hurricane?  On the coast it's a typical living hazard.  But in the last 5 years there seems to be record breaking hurricane numbers which leaves us in shock and out in the cold.  

As published by, "Hurricane experts are predicting that the next 15 years will be more active than the last. As sailors, there’s nothing we can do to change the outcome of these predictions. But we can be prepared. Planning for the safety of your boat and where it will survive best is a lot like the real estate business: location, location, location. And determining what steps you need to take should begin before a hurricane threatens." 

Cabo San Lucas is no stranger to hurricanes.  The main cape is fashioned because of the typical hurricane movement from sea to shore.  But unlike the typical hurricanes Cabo has experienced in recorded history, the absolute worst hurricane occurred in September 2014 which caused billions of dollars in damages.  No one …

Tips for Buying a Used Yacht

Let's be real, buying a used yacht is not a very easy process.  Much like buying a used car, the vessel is going to have a history.  Don't you wish there was a "Carfax" report for used boats too?  Unfortunately there isn't a Carfax for boats.  But hopefully there might be one sometime in the near future.  

Nonetheless, here are some great tips for buying used from - 

Tip 1: Remember the 30:70 rule: The builder makes 30 percent of the boat and purchases the remaining 70 percent from other suppliers, almost all of which has to be periodically replaced at ever-higher prices. The 30:70 rule helps explain high rates of depreciation — typically 50 percent after the first decade and 75 percent after the second.

Tip 2: Focus on the total acquisition costs: the purchase price plus the inevitable refit. A good rule of thumb is to use only half the boat budget to buy the boat, then employ the other half for the requisite upgrades. A common boat-buying mistake…

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Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

One of the best informative blogs out there for fishing, is the blog.  They have a lenghty, but educational article on fishing in Cabo San Lucas.  From fishing regulations in Cabo, to typical fishing grounds according to the season.  

This particular article being promoted is dated April 23, 2015.  So you are getting the best up-to-date information.  

 "Sitting on the southern tip of the sun-bathed Baja California peninsula, no lengthy introduction is needed for this Mexico tourist heavyweight, world renowned for its pristine beaches, premium scuba diving locations and the beloved front page of endless travel brochures – theEl Arcorock formation."

"This is where the Sea of Cortez caresses the Pacific Ocean and all hell breaks loose at the other end of your line, but we’ll get to that in just a moment. Because as it became vividly clear during the daunting events of September 2014, the real reason why Cabo became the revered sportfishing giant it is today …