Friday, January 28, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The boat is still in San Carlos for a few more weeks, but will be sailing across to the Baja, down to La Paz and then across to Mazatlan by Christmas.
Listing Price is US$135,000 with NEW SAILS!
Monday, September 20, 2010
We brought home all of the exterior teak pieces (cockpit table, bow seat, side step and outboard motor board) which were refinished and look like new again. We also sent the remote microphone from the Uniden VHF back to the factory under warranty for updates. New dock lines, new dinghy davit lines, a BBQ gas valve, oil and fuel filters are some of the items we are taking down to the boat this week.
Please contact us if you are going to be in our area, we would love to show you our boat that is still FOR SALE by owner.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We are living on the boat this winter season. We sailed down the coast to La Cruz, near Puerto Vallarta, back north to Mazatlan and across the Sea of Cortez to La Paz on the Baja. The weather is mid 80's, plenty of sunshine and good sailing winds. Plan to be at Loreto Fest and back in San Carlos around May 8, 2010. Please come see our boat.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Summer Wind at Marina Real, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
- Located in San Carlos, Mexico (or Sea of Cortez)
- USCG documented vessel
- Boat is offered for sale by owners, no broker fees.
- No sales tax on boats purchased in Mexico.
- Easy to obtain 10 year permit to remain in Mexico
Whether your planning to gunkhole for a few weeks at a time, or move aboard for full time cruising, the Hunter 42 is designed to provide the comfort and livability you desire in a manageable and affordable package. Summer Wind is a center-cockpit yacht that is very well equipped and easy to sail and maintain.
Already located on the west coast of Mexico, no need to bring her down the outside from California. Join the other hundreds of full-time and part-time cruisers here in the Sea of Cortez and along the Pacific coast from San Carlos to Acapulco. Modern marinas with full services, low cost of living, and beautiful anchorages where you can spend the winter on the hook.
Two of our "buddy boats" at anchor in Agua Verde.
Another crowded day at the beach.
- What does it cost to keep a boat in Mexico? Once you have your 10 year permit, there are no port fees or taxes required. Most marinas require proof of liability insurance. Marina slip fees vary from US$ 10.00 per foot/per month, to as high as US$ 22.00 per foot/per month for the most delux services. We had Summer Wind pulled out of the water each spring and put into dry storage for the summer, at a cost of US$ 4.00 per foot/ per month.
- What about getting work done on the boat? Most cruisers plan ahead and bring parts down from the US when possible. There are many well stocked marine stores in the major ports, but the prices will be higher than West Marine. If you have had to pay work yard fees in California, you will be pleasently surprised at the lower labor rates in Mexico and the well qualified mechanics.
- How can I get local assistance? In almost every port there is a VHF radio morning net where the cruisers exchange information. There are also several HF radio nets where you can check-in and keep up with friends and get the latest weather information. The cruising community is a tight knit group that takes care of eachother and loves to socialize with dock parties and major events at Thanksgiving and other holidays.
- What about provisions (food, water, supplies, etc.)? Most of the major cities now have Wal-Mart, Costo, Sam's Club, Home Depot and other "gringo" style stores where you can buy supplies in bulk. There are several large grocery stores chains all across Mexico, but you will find the best fresh vegetables from local vendors selling right off the back of their trucks. For the most part water in the marinas is potable, but some cruisers use filters before filling their tanks with dock water. We always purchase the large 5 gallon purified bottles of water for US$1.50 to use for drinking, cooking and coffee.
- Is safety and security an issue? The marinas all have 24 hour security and most have locked dock gates. With many of the boats in the marina being lived on, the issue of unauthorized people around the boat is not a problem. When anchored out near the small fishing villages, loss of a dinghy and/or motor can be a problem. So the cruisers use the motto; "lift it or loose it" and raise the dinghy slightly out of the water on the davits or halyard. We have sometimes used a portable motion detector alarm on deck at night.
- What about entertainment aboard? Summer Wind has two TV sets, each with a DVD player, so we bring movies and TV shows down with us from the US each year. The cruiser community loves to trade books and videos. The boat has an almost new Dual stereo unit with iPod and XM radio inputs. XM works good, with the larger house size antenna, all the way down the coast. Some of the marinas have cable TV hookup at each slip. Wireless Internet is available everywhere in Mexico, except in some very small villages.
- LOA: 42' 6”
- LWL: 38’
- Beam: 14’
- Displacement: 24,000 lbs.
- Ballast: 7,600 lbs. wing keel
- Draft: 4' 10”
- Mast height: 60’ 3”
- Hull Material: Fiberglass
- Hours: 1350 since new
- Fuel Type: Diesel
- KBW-20 Transmission
- 3 blade Max prop
- Cruising Speed: 6 knots
- Max Speed: 8 knots
- Water: 150 Gals (Aqua Marine water maker, 26 gallons an hour.)
- Holding: 30 Gals (new stainless tank)
- Located Aft
- Centerline queen-size berth.
- Settee and vanity
- Large aft in-suite head with shower / tub and electric flush toilet.
- LCD HDTV with DVD player in aft cabin.
- Hanging Lockers
- Forward guest stateroom with island berth
- Private door from stateroom to forward electric flush toilet and shower
- Salon table and settee convert to additional guest berth
Sleeps 6 (4 berths plus 2 in salon)
- Dinette seats 6-8
- Salon table and settee convert to guest berth.
- Built in TV with DVD (115 VAC and 12VDC)
- AM/FM/CD stereo with iPod input, 10 speakers
- Port nav station with map light and chart storage.
- Two large front windows, lots of light!
- 1 8G24 battery for generator starting (with emergency manual tie switch)
- 6KW Northern Lights - Luggar diesel genset with sound cabinet – 470 hours since new .
- Freedom 20 with Link 2000R inverter / charger
- 2 shore power cords with adapter plugs. A & B bus AC power receptables under stbd. boarding step.
- Engine driven 140 amp alternator, plus spare 80 amp alternator and regulator
When we are out at anchor, we operate the genset once or twice a day to charge batteries and make hot water for showers and doing dishes. Of course there is plenty of electrical power and hot water when motoring in calm conditions.
- New VHF radio with wireless remote speaker / microphone
- New bimini and cockpit enclosure
- 6 Lewmar self tailing wenches with covers
- 45 lb CQR on bow roller with 300 feet chain rode
- Maxwell 800 electric windlass inside bow anchor locker
- Fluke stern anchor with chain and rope rode in stern locker
- Hard dodger, bimini top with full side and aft curtains
- 4 dock fenders with stainless storage racks
- New Lifering and Lifesling
- MOB pole
- Tri-Lens radar reflector
- Mast steps
- Aft swim ladder
- Aft exterior fresh water shower (hot and cold water)
- Dinghy davits, outboard engine lift and rail motor storage board
- Bottomsiders cockpit cushions
- Side boarding ladder (new never used)
- Three piece, complete canvas boat cover
- new 9.8 hp Nissan 4 stroke outboard
- Ocean Marine davits
- Dinghy has beach wheels, anchor, boarding ladder and running lights
- ARDIC diesel heater system
- Fireboy engine fire extinigusher system
- Aqua Marine watermaker, 26 gallons per hour
- High pressure wash down pump
- LED anchor light
- Smoke detector
- Brass ships bell, clock and barometer
- Emergency equipment, flares, bosun’s chair, etc.
- 6 adult and 2 children life vests
- Manuals and paperwork for almost every system on the boat.
- Spare parts, filters, belts, pumps, etc.
- Mexico Cruising Guides and Charts
- Dock lines, shore power cords, water hose, etc.
- Cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, dock cart, etc.
- Mainsail & Roller Furling Jib, total sail area 1004 sq ft.
- Dutchman main sail flaking system
- Inner stay cutter rig option installed with new storm sail
- Anchor sail
- Lines run to cockpit with 12 sheet stoppers
- New VHF radio with wireless remote speaker / microphone
- New hailer speaker on mast
Larry & Diana Clark