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Having just spent the last year and a half in the Sea and the W. Coast of Mexico, I think most people will agree with me that there is no single difinitive guide to those areas. I carried Charlie's, the Raines guide, and another, believe it was Cunningham There was conflicting information in all three, way points were off, some way off, and even some anchorages mis named. Alas, that's the way it is. I got a kick out of one guide that told me to look at another author's guide for detailed information.

Best bet? Buy all the guides you can find. I know, at $40 bucks a pop it's expensive. What I found myself doing is starting with a basic guide(Charlie's), then buying additional guides at swap meets along the way. Sure many were 5 years old, but the anchorages and weather advice didn't change only the restaurant and services info changed.

If you're chartering, see if the charterer has guides on board. Lets face it, why buy gudes for the sea of Cortez if you're chartering in Puerto Vallarta? As a cruising guide for cruising moms? No such animal.
 

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Hiya,

Don't be put off by the title. "Cruising Ports Florida to California via Panama"
Chuck full of info for Mexico. I have been (6) times and what is in print here is great & accurate. I was born in West Van many years ago.
Have a super trip...Look into Mulege. Charming
The Universe wants us all to do well.

Jim
 
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