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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 02:00 PM
Sea of Cortez in a Windrider 17


Just finished a two week trip in my Windrider17 trimaran. Had some great sailing but we ran into a tropical storm that resulted in some serious rain and lightning. Even with that we had a blast.

I would like to thank Nomad “Howard” for helping us out in Loreto. I owe you Howard. Next time your on Vancouver Island, look me up.

Check out the video link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZORcMvw1-c&feature=yout...

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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 02:37 PM


Super cool, looks like a fun trip.



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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 02:38 PM


That's quite the adventure. Pretty ballsy.




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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 03:51 PM


Great trip. Thanks for the video, scenery was awesome!



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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 07:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
That's quite the adventure. Pretty ballsy.


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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 07:50 PM


Looks like great fun!

Thanks for sharing the nice video.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 10:39 PM


What a great trip, thanks for sharing.



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[*] posted on 12-4-2019 at 11:45 PM


Is the windrider light enough for 2 people to haul it up on the beach at night?
Or do you anchor it overnight?
Plastic or fiberglass hull?




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[*] posted on 12-5-2019 at 06:43 AM


Awesome trip. You have the huevos of an elephant my friend!
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[*] posted on 12-5-2019 at 09:10 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Is the windrider light enough for 2 people to haul it up on the beach at night?
Or do you anchor it overnight?
Plastic or fiberglass hull?


It is a roto-mold plastic boat. When we land on the beach, we unload all the gear first then pull it up on the beach. I roll it on four 2” PVC pipe sections. They act as skids or rollers depending on how hard the beach is. Two men can pull it up no problems but it is difficult for my wife and I to do. I will get a winch setup for next year with some sort of deadman anchor. My wife will be a lot happier then.
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[*] posted on 12-5-2019 at 10:03 AM


This is some pretty impressive adventuring.




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[*] posted on 12-5-2019 at 10:27 AM


That was GREAT !

You've got mad video skills ..

And the Mexicali blues was a most excellent surprise ..........




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[*] posted on 12-9-2019 at 03:40 PM


Wonderful experience. Great video. Familiar to me scenery. Wish I was there now.
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[*] posted on 12-9-2019 at 03:47 PM


Glad you enjoyed the video. I can’t take credit for it. My buddy Chris is the expert. My videos are not as refined with numerous F-bombs. Definitely not suitable for the distinguished Nomads 😎
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[*] posted on 12-9-2019 at 03:56 PM


Pretty good music... James Taylor's Mexico is a classic driving song for many of us Baja Nomads as we cross the border going south!

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[*] posted on 12-10-2019 at 06:54 AM


I kinda prefer Jimmy Buffett's version, myself.
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[*] posted on 12-10-2019 at 08:37 AM


One of the best adventure reports I've seen on here. Nothing like those Cortez sunrises when you're on the water. Still remember my first at Bay of LA nearly 40 years ago. Great video. :cool:



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[*] posted on 12-10-2019 at 06:11 PM


Howard is da man!



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[*] posted on 12-10-2019 at 06:59 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajapedro  
I kinda prefer Jimmy Buffett's version, myself.


I don't like the part where he says:

I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO GO NOW
OOOOHHHHHH MEXICO
I'VE NEVER REALLY BEEN

Ruins the song for me. I mean, why the hell is he singing about Mexico if he's never been?





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[*] posted on 4-11-2020 at 08:04 AM
My Windrider 17


Hi Chuck. Great Video you guys. At young age of 73 bought my first boat, a Windrider 17. Brought it down 8mo ago as I’m building retirement casa near Todos Santos. My Mexican friend, Antonio, who also has a WR17 has been giving me sailing lessons in La Paz where I keep the boat pulled up on the beach at a tiny marina there for $80US a month. Plan on doing your trip this summer with Antonio. Thanks for posting. Mikey
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