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Kevin Curran
a biologist and a sailor
a biologist and a sailor
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Whale sharking in La Paz!
Temperatures have finally dropped in La Paz, Mexico. It is back to being pleasant... Jessica and I invited her sister and brother in law to join us for a week of boating and snorkeling. La Paz did not disappoint.  With a bit of effort, we climbed on board o...
Whale sharking in La Paz!
Whale sharking in La Paz!
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Fishing the Yampa when its too hot to sail a boat in Mexico
Hello boating friends.... You have not heard much from me lately as the weather has been far too warm to venture down to Baja... I am still living in San Diego but my boat is no longer tied up in Mission Bay. My beloved sailboat remains tied up in La Paz, M...
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A sellers market in La Paz....
I just spoke on the phone to my broker in La Paz. Apparently boats have been selling more in La Paz than in any other port on the west coast of Mexico. 9 years into the bull market here in the U.S., means that the wealthy are more wealthy than usual. Buyers...
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I'm selling my Newport 30 this winter...in Mexico.
I have had a wonderful decade with this 1976 Newport 30 Mk II. Now, it is time to sell off the Alize and let someone else enjoy this sailboat. Below is a photo I took last week in the Sea of Cortez. Yes, that is right, the Alize is located in the southern t...
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Dropping anchor in a collapsed volcano
We recently sailed out to a gorgeous anchorage on the island of Espiritu Santu. After heading 25 nautical miles north of the La Paz, we reached a unique spot called Caleta Partida. At one point this bay was actually a volcano. Then the volcano erupted and a...
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The Origo 3000, my trusty marine alcohol stove
A review of the Origo 3000, the 2-burner stove in my boat's galley My girlfriend cleans our Origo 3000 About 7 years ago, I ripped a compressed natural gas (CNG) oven and stove out of my galley. I didn't want to deal with walking around with empty high pres...
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Happy Jessica on the Baja peninsula run
The run from San Diego to La Paz was about 1100 miles in total. Our boat travels at about 5 mph... So, there were many long days. Jess stayed positive the whole time...very impressive. Jess seeing land after a 2 day crossing..time to sleep. If we could do i...
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Securing our Mexican boat permit (TIP) in Ensenada
Jessica and I departed from San Diego at 5 am. We would spend the next 20 days slowly sailing our Newport 30 down the Baja peninsula and into La Paz harbor. dropping the dock lines in Mission Bay before sunrise The run from San Diego to Ensenada is about 75...
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Prepping for Mexico: We just built a DIY sun awning over our cockpit for $120
Jessica and I are sailing from our home port of San Diego down to La Paz, Mexico. We will drop the dock lines on December 20 and plan to arrive in La Paz somewhere in the first week of January. Jess enjoying a shady cockpit. We have a lot of things on our '...
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