Can't speak to the AC part of the question, but I can add a few good links to hurricane accounts for the Sea of Cortez.
Historical Look at Hurricanes in Baja
The Two Captains - Reference Shelf
We're considering the Sea of Cortez for the summer (and beyond) as well, and are asking some of the same questions. Good Luck, and let me know what you decide.
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Cruising until the money runs out or the golden retriever mutinies