Sailing down to Cabo San Lucas this summer

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how is the sea and whether around late July early August?

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  1. Al vega

    Al vega BalckFin

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    Hows it going Sea mates? I am planning a trip down to the tip of Cabo San Lucas with my Boat "Blackfin" Any one out there have any tips on the venture? I am trying to find out where exactly we go to stop for refueling. Also does anyone knows how long the voyage takes? How is the sea at that time? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you .
     
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    I would be concerned about hurricanes that time of the year. There are long stretches without safe harbor.
     
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    mrkrabs I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    lots of prayers, mrkrabs
     
  4. dorado50

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    I have taken my Blackfin 38 from San Diego to Cabo and back many times. Without knowing your particulars it is a fun and easy trip, however northbound can be a real thrill in many ways. I say you will need a fuel bladder for sure as well as an electric fuel transfer pump. Refuel in Turtle Bay, as it is the only fuel available along the trip. Hurricanes do not normally start until Sept so pick a weather window that will allow you a down swell voyage and smoother seas. If fishing along the way voyage should take four to five days.
     
  5. joel8080

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    How many gallons of does the boat hold My 27 Blackfin holds 230 in the main and 60 in a reserve tank.
    then figure your fuel burn rate, if you can make it from Ensenada ( top off your tanks) to Turtle Bay then get the BIGGEST FUEL BLADDER and a transfer pump you can buy there is no way to figure exactly your fuel burn exactly based on the seas,wind and speed.
     
  6. blowncar

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    I made this trip last fall in my 42'. We caught a great weather window so it was 3 ft or less the whole way. I carry 520 gallons on board but i added 3 55 gallon drums that we were able to secure rather than using my 200 gallon bladder. We stopped in turtle and turned down their $10 a gallon diesel offer. We transferred the barrels to the tank and continued on. Overnighted in Bahia Auscion one night but other than that 24/7 motoring 4.5 day trip.

    Carry all the fuel you can so you don't get raped $$

    I doubt you can get insurance coverage that time of year. Fish SD and Ensenada if you can and head down late October or November 1
     
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    btw you can get fuel in bahia auscion they will ferry it out to you by panga 50-100 gallons at a fair price. You can also get fuel in mag bay as much as you want; same way @ $6 a gallon
     

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