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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 02:06 PM


Quote: Originally posted by honda tom  
57 gallon tank + 5 added on the way down. the distance is 140 as a crow flies. I Imagine we traveled close to 175 mi. Boat was still at 1/8th+ when we got to La Paz. On the way back with less sightseeing we had close to a 1/4 tank when we arrived in Loreto.

So... usage seemed to be about 54 gallons.

175 miles / 54 gallons = 3.25 MPG

Typical cruise speed was 25MPH @ 2900RPM

4.3L V6 Aluminum boat (light)

The last time I did this was in a heavy 24 foot Bayliner Trophy with a 305CI V8 ... I thought I remember us getting 2.5 MPG. 63 gallon tank and we carried 10 extra.

I have not purchased fuel there but I think JZ said that in a pinch you could find fuel at San Evaristito.

Working on the pictures...


Thank you, cant wait to see the pictures
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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 02:29 PM








at punta colorada houses in palms





sign at the mangrove entrance





beach wth mangrove entrance in background





Bay at Isla San Fran overnight stop





Tecolote beach




From the bar at Tecolote boat anchored in background. Cool breeze with a light chop.... a great place to hang!




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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 02:31 PM




Colorada from farther out
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[*] posted on 7-30-2021 at 09:43 PM


Great photos Tom.

Want to check out Punta Colorado. Those are some impressive palms. Never taken the boat to Tecelote. That would be fun to anchor and swim into the bar.





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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 07:25 AM


When we arrived at Tecolote there were about 6 pangas... five were loaded with people and gone within an hour. I found that this is where many sightseeing boats leave from for trips around Partida and Espirito santo. They snorkel and serve lunch on the islands... about a five hour trip.... and leaving from here saves about a half hour or more from leaving from La Paz.

Tecolote had maybe 6 restaurant/bars 3 were open at this time.

The caretaker at Colorado was very nice guy... he likes to talk, I would have no reservations about dropping in.
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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 09:07 AM


What nice photos, Tom! Good job with Postimages.org

We wouldn't mind seeing more! ;)




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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 09:30 AM


honda tom, do you recall whether the palms at Punta Colorada were dates or coconut?



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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 09:46 AM


A great trip....thanks for pics...brings it to life:saint:



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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 10:11 AM


Nice! Looks like a great trip.



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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 10:44 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 4x4abc  
honda tom, do you recall whether the palms at Punta Colorada were dates or coconut?



sorry man... I dont. But if they were coconut do they bear fruit this far north?
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[*] posted on 7-31-2021 at 11:20 AM


they sure do




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