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Baha Mexico - What to bring?
Thanks first off for any help. I have lurked for hours pouring over the vast amount of knowledge on this board. I have a question i can't seem to find an answer to.
I am looking forward to taking my first trip, driving down to sail in La Paz, coming up here in a couple weeks. For the first time, i am going to attempt to do a long-term cruise in the Sea of Cortez. I am heading down there the first week of October to a '76 Tartan 37'. Hosted by an experienced skipper, i will aim to serve the vessel throughout this season, keep her maintained, do what work is needed, keep watch, cook and clean, do a lot of diving, drink a lot of tequila, and if fate allows, begin my travels around the world crewing for others. In other words, i may just continue on around if i can find another crew job from there.
My question is: What would you make sure to bring? As far as gear, for fun, food, items for trade with locals???
I realize the temps will be around 80 through February. I have the basics together, but i am debating several things including my own dive gear, bringing a laptop, etc. I had heard that for example batteries are in high demand and are very expensive down there.
Any other things i should put on my list to bring down?
What in terms of gear would you not want to be without?
I am thankful for that and any advice you can think of, really.