Cedros/Tortuga - info requested

Gmoyer

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Aug 18, 2004
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Gary Moyer
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Haven't taken the boat to Cedros/Tortuga for five years but heading down in the beginning of November for two weeks.

Any recommendations are appreciated, but I specifically solicit from fellow fisherman with recent experience information about:

1) What is the marine fuel situation? I understand that since my trip five years ago Ruben (Anabell fuel service) died. Is the only fuel service tying up Med. style at the pier/dock?

2) Anyone have good/bad experiences on renting a sat phone/ancillary equipment so I can get e-mail from work and keep things modestly moving along while I'm gone?

Thanks...
 

allelect

Fishmaster
Mar 17, 2004
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Todd
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Uniflite Predator
We are leaving the 27 th send me a pm and I'll give you some info
 

To The Limit

To The Limit
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Dan Muslin
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We are leaving the 27 th send me a pm and I'll give you some info
With regard to fuel at Turtle Bay I was just there. Pier is the only option. It is a Med tie but you use their bow anchor that they give you a line for and they also give you a stern line that is attached to the pier. Very easy. Then they bring the hose/nozzle to you. $5/gal. They will take a credit card but it will cost you extra.
 

bays90

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wow I couldn't get them to take a credit card at TB that's good news.

When I went down I took a rented phone from Sat phone store in SD had a good experience with them although if I remember correctly we got in and out cell phone reception all the way to almost turtle bay I think then we lost it, nothing to Cabo after that. I went out and bought the same sat phone I rented they have good plans 75$ gets me 50 minutes and roll all of my unused minutes over and also gets me a US phone number people can call so it doesn't cost 15$/min
 
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castone001

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Contact Mike at satmoto. He will take care of you. Tell him I sent ya.

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thefishkiller

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Jeremy
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wow I couldn't get them to take a credit card at TB that's good news.

When I went down I took a rented phone from Sat phone store in SD had a good experience with them although if I remember correctly we got in and out cell phone reception all the way to almost turtle bay I think then we lost it, nothing to Cabo after that. I went out and bought the same sat phone I rented they have good plans 75$ gets me 50 minutes and roll all of my unused minutes over and also gets me a US phone number people can call so it doesn't cost 15$/min
Wow, this is a huge improvement over the "no lube" plan I had a few years ago. Do you mind sharing where you got it?
 

bays90

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Wow, this is a huge improvement over the "no lube" plan I had a few years ago. Do you mind sharing where you got it?
I also go that plan from the Satellite Phone store in SD. there are other companies that have prepaid plans as well which aren't bad. I have rolled over several hundred minutes now but I'll take it. I bought the 1000$ phone from them but sar the only problem I had was last trip Iridium had a complete network outage for almost a whole day thank god it wasn't an emergency