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TIDA Postpones Clipper Cove Marina Vote

Should Clipper Cove be a home for mega yachts? How much of the Cove should be made available for public use, such as lessons, racing and cruising? At Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Directors of the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA), President V. More »

New Puerto Escondido Marina in the Works

The Wanderer has been going to Puerto Escondido — the one 230 miles up into the Sea of Cortez from Cabo — by boat for 40 years. It’s always been one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in Mexico, with an incredible natural harbor closely backed by the Sierra de la Giganta mountains that abruptly rise to nearly 4,000 feet. More »

Which Charts Are Best?

Isla Isabella is a beautiful offshore nature reserve on the way from Cabo or Mazatlan to Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta. It’s easiest to find if you have good charts.  latitude/Archives
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC With less than a month to go to the start of the southbound migration to Mexico, a number of folks are asking the Wanderer which charts are best for Mexico. More »

Socrates Hospitalized After Fall

Jeanne Socrates’ neck was stabilized with a brace after she fell from the top of a ladder in a boatyard. Jeanne Socrates
©2017Latitude 38 Media, LLC Jeanne Socrates has been hospitalized less than a week before she was to begin an attempt to become the oldest person to sail solo nonstop around the world. More »

Icom Mic Check

Icom makes fine radios. On Profligate, we have an Icom VHF radio. Nice piece of equipment. We also have an Icom 802 SSB radio, which experts say is the best least-expensive SSB radio for small to medium-sized sailboats. More »

Hammer Time

While he’s always a gentleman, Fin can nonetheless swing an encouraging sledge hammer when required. latitude/Richard
©Latitude 38 Media, LLC A big problem arose on Profligate about two weeks ago after the Wanderer and Doña de Mallorca had spent the night on Harbor Reef, the approximate halfway point in their journey from San Diego to Santa Barbara. More »

Tips on TIPs for Mexico

If you’re taking a boat to Mexico, or buying a boat you think you might someday take to Mexico, you must be sure that everything is in order with regard to the Temporary Import Permit (TIP). More »