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Old 12-07-2004
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cruising guides to central america?

You won''t find a lot. Freya''s and also Calder''s guides are quite dated now. Since you didn''t ask about Panama, you probably know about the Zydlers'' Panama guide. It and a wide selection of other guides on the *West* coast of Central America are all published by Seaworthy; see www.seaworthy.com/store/customer/home.php?cat=53)

You''ll find some useful routing and major port info in Pat & John Rains'' Cruising Ports, Florida to California (e.g. the El Salvador marinas) but they mostly make power boat deliveries, so I''d look at that book before buying. See www.bluewaterweb.com/CruisingGuides/Guide.asp?GeoID=1502&SKU=0963847090

Your best single info source is probably the SSCA CD of the last 8 years of SSCA Bulletins, which include a lot of info abut that area, some of it dated but some more recent...and not a lot changes in that region, either. Go to www.ssca.org, Store, Pubs and select the CD. $25 as I recall.

Jack
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