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During the past 10 years that we have been visiting Mexico we have not had any misfortunes on the road that would cause us to call upon our insurance provider for ourselves and our vehicle. A referral from a lawyer friend caused us to call ADA VIS GLOBAL ENTERPRISES, INC. when we were preparing for our initial trip south for our enrollment in the 90 Day Yacht Club. The cost of coverage is $58 US for a year of basic coverage. For an additional $25 you can receive what they call LEGAL AID COVERAGE. In Mexico a traffic accident is considered a felony. It is very possible the authorities will detain you and impound your vehicle until they conclude their investigation. This extra legal aid coverage helps you prevent this nasty situation. With a call to a number provided with your policy you will get immediate service from an attorney that will come to your assistance and negotiate your immediate release as well as the release of your vehicle. They will pay the bail bond, help you file the police report, assist in the case of theft of your vehicle, and help you pay any fines or fees and recuperate any damages. This is provided by an alliance with Proteccion Automovilistica Mexicana south of the border and we strongly advised to you take advantage of this dependable and inexpensive coverage for your travels south. They also can provide you with a R.V. insurance quote.

  Ask for the owner's son Marty Adair. The family has been in the insurance business for over 30 years. 

You can contact them at; P.O. Box 744 , Temecula , CA 92593 . Phone them at (800) 909-4457 or fax at (800) 909-1007.



With over 20 years' experience in commercial design, Scott Ogilvie provides his clients with the highest caliber of creative and innovative assets. Accomplished in graphic design, web development, design and programming, product and packaging design, fine art/illustration, 2D and 3D animation, his impressive bundle of creative abilities has attracted companies such as Netscape, DHL Worldwide, Digital Think, Outland Films, and Allure Cosmetics to use his services. Scott's independent career with his own company, Ogilart, has allowed him the opportunity to maximize his talents in many different fields. His exceptional creativity, paired with his logical approach to design has contributed to the ongoing success of many worldwide companies. Visit Scott’s website and contact one of the most creative and talented graphic artists we know, Scott Ogilvie. Please mention our site when you contact him!


At the site below you can shop online at West Marine for marine gear, boat insurance and marine books. You will find our book available in the West Marine and Boat US computers referenced by the SKU # 5107735 and our True Traveler Publishing vendor # is 36936. Our book can be transferred to your local store from any other store in the chain of over 350 stores nationwide that has our book in stock. 


Seabreeze Limited Nautical Books, San Diego, is the most complete bookstore on the West Coast specializing in nautical books, videos, weather & nautical instruments, nautical artwork, jewelry and gifts. Since 1980 Seabreeze Limited has been providing a unique assortment of products to boaters worldwide. A loft aloft contains more surprises and also serves as Ann's perch ordering books, insuring you have a complete selection available whenever you visit. What they don’t have, they will order for you. Seabreeze is also a major navigation chart agency. E-mail Captain Ann Kinner for more information or visit them at 1254 Scott Street in the Point Loma area of San Diego. We thank Seabreeze for their support during the promotion of our books. 

Visit their new website christened recently on November 14, 2004!!!



The Latitudes and Attitudes website will offer you an interesting array of marine related goods, services, and boating community news throughout the world of cruisers actually “doing it.” Formally a bi-monthly offering and now on your marine news stands monthly, we have found this full color glossy magazine and its personnel to be a great source of friendliness and publicity and we monthly advertise our books in the classified section under Boat Books.

And order our book at the Latitudes and Attitudes bookstore below;


Ready for a new kind of sailboat dealer? You will find that this broker has the two boating industry leaders that will satisfy both the Sailor and the Power Boat enthusiast. Sailboats Inc. is the newest Beneteau and Mainship Trawler dealership in the USA. The dealership is new but the staff is anything but. Managing partner Jim Bohart has over twenty years experience with major boat builders and dealers not to mention a sailing resume that will make you envious. And he has assembled a veteran group of sales professionals, consultants and service personnel who know boats and Sailing. Sailboats Inc. is a full service brokerage and charter sales specialist conducting business in southern California since 1975. Drop by, visit with the staff and check out the amazing new lineup of Beneteau yachts and Mainship recreational trawlers at their docks. Discover for yourself why they are considered the industry leaders in their respected markets. We thank them for their support of our book by sharing our books with their new boat owners during the sales (sails) process.

SALES OFFICE Tel- (310) 821 8446

Buzz Stoddard - (818) 404 4479

Fleet Sales Manager


Trenton Carroll - (310) 503 5547



Ensenada, the third largest city in Baja California, boasts a protected harbor and modern port facilities, making it Baja California's leading seaport. In 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno sailed into the bay and was so taken by its beauty that he named it Ensenada de Todos los Santos (inlet of all the saints). The scenic setting, beautiful beaches, numerous boutiques and restaurants, vast accommodations and excellent fishing make Ensenada one of the leading resort and commercial centers on the Baja peninsula. This site has numerous links to information about the Ensenada area.


  Bernardo Villalva, who manages and owns the yacht care business in the Gordo's boat yard, has a new office location. Across the street from La Baguette is the Plaza Centro Artesanal in which Bernardo has an office open from 8 am to 5 pm on the street behind Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas. Bernardo will either be found here, Gordo's boatyard, or making a trip for supplies in San Diego. Bernardo recently completed 2 years of work on a 56 foot wood 1972 Bertram International sport fisher undergoing a total reconstruction of the superstructure due to termite infestation, with decks having been replaced, a tower installed and a complete LP paint job. Photos of this boat are posted on our Photo Album page on this website. Paint and mechanical work are performed in the water at adjacent docks. Bernardo speaks excellent English. You will experience very competent, friendly and reasonable service.

Tel.- Office- 178-8150 (from U.S. 011 52 (646) 178-8150)



 The Marina at Cruiseport Village, Ensenada. This private, gated, and 24 hour guard secured marina is centered at the new cruise ship terminal near downtown Ensenada. The marina consists of 198 slips between 35' and 68', plus a side-tie dock offering mooring for mega yachts. Each slip is equipped with dock box, water, 30 or 50 amps electrical outlets, plus phone, computer and cable TV hook-ups. Contact Gerry Wiseman, he speaks speak fluent English and will take pleasure in making your stay a happy one.



Baja Naval was established in 1987 in Ensenada. The yard has 120,000 sq. ft. facility and 75 ton Travelift allowing them to accommodate an average of 32 boats to be worked on simultaneously. In-house workshops include: carpentry, painting, L.P. systems, blister repair, mechanical, naval architecture, hull extensions, stainless steel, mig & tig, and aluminum welding among others. This allows them to work on fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum and Ferro cement pleasure craft. They provide their clients with a stable and growing team of experts and artisans and a complete boatyard focused on meeting their customer’s needs. Baja Naval owns and operates a 50-slip marina with docks up to 100 ft, providing all the services needed by the cruising community.



Founded in 1956, Custom Marine Electronics is backed with 48 years of industry experience. CME provides top-notch cutting edge electronics, installation, and service along with great customer support - a combination that can't be beat. Through their commitment, experience, and expertise Custom Marine Electronics has established a business relationship with their customers that will last a lifetime. You will be pleasantly surprised when you contact Custom Marine Electronics, because the person you speak to will actually know something about marine electronics. Serving the San Diego boating community with Electronics from all the major manufacturers and the service to back them up. Ask for a copy of our book while you are there!

Call or visit Harold O'Neal, a gentleman I have known as a competitor, fellow worker and friend since 1974. 

Custom Marine Electronics
2525 Shelter Island Dr. (across from the Red Sails and the Marine Exchange)
San Diego, CA, US 92106
Phone: 619-224-3646 FAX: 619-224-6962 Store Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-5. Saturday 9:00-12.



Ensign International Yacht Sales is located at Cabrillo Isle Marina in San Diego. Mariann Feeney is the new owner of what was formally known as Mac Donald Yachts. She had worked as "manager" of the former business for 10 years and decided to buy the whole enchilada and offers a new approach to customer satisfaction. We are currently forming an alliance that will provide you, the Ensenada yacht visitor, an office in Ensenada at which you will be able to obtain dependable yacht sales personnel, a Captain to oversee marine services and yacht delivery, and a lifeline to whatever may be your need while implementing your visit to Ensenada.  



Marina Coral and Hotel: Km 103 on Highway 1D. This gated, 24 hour guard secured marina has 370 slips, all equipped for live aboard, and all the conveniences found at California marinas. The only fuel dock in Ensenada will be found here. Yacht chandlery and mechanical repair shop on site. You can obtain referrals to other yacht service businesses available at the Marina office. As a marina guest you have the use of all of the many Hotel facilities and amenities. Office manager: Cynthia Romero, Dock master: Fito Espinoza



Do you need a vinyl sign to signify the new name and homeport of your new yacht? Or perhaps you need a business sign for your car or a design to completely cover your SUV. Have you seen the city buses that are completely covered with design and logo, these are the guys that do that application. We have been using and directing customers to Sign Diego for over 10 years now. This is simply the best sign shop in the San Diego area. Bring them your design ideas and they will help you implement them, regardless of their stage of development. They are located at 2744 Midway Drive a couple of blocks west of the main San Diego Post Office. Ask for our friends Al Campbell or Javier Lacarra.

Tel.- (619) 225-8230 Fax- (619) 225-8285          



 Quality Marine Services, San Diego- I have worked alongside my amigo Alfredo Neri on various boats for almost 20 years. Whether you have recently purchased your boat or have a boat you have owned for a number of years, Alfredo is the most skilled and dependable man I can suggest for any boat work you may need within the vast scope of skills listed below. Aside from that, you will enjoy his knowledgeable and friendly company.

Tune ups, Oil change, Trouble shooting, Transmissions, Fuel systems, Engine alignment etc.
Starters, Alternators, Gauges, Blowers, Bilge pumps, Water pumps, Running lights, battery chargers etc.
Water system, Fuel systems and Sanitation systems.
Engine Surveys
Vital pre-purchase inspections of engines and generators can be as simple as a 20-30 point inspection or a complete detailed written report consisting of computer oil analysis, compression test and engine sea trial. Make sure the boat you're buying won't be giving you any surprises.

Work History

Kettenburg Marine - 1986 - 1994, Nielsen & Beaumont - 1994 - 2000, Admiralty Marine - 2000 - 2002


Founded in 1966, Vagabundos del Mar Boat and Travel Club is the largest (6,000 families) travel club, the only one with a monthly newsletter, the only non-profit club and has the lowest annual dues. Members will be encountered True Traveling with their RV's and small boats from Glacier Bay to Land's End at Cabo San Lucas and even to the Bahamas. They sponsor caravans, cruises, informal get-togethers, fishing tournaments, crab feeds, pig roasts, etc, etc.. This distinguished organization provides one-stop full service to members for low-cost Mexican vehicle insurance, pre-paid FMTs, boat licenses, fishing permits and a large selection of Mexico books. They are also available to answer a myriad of questions pertaining to member's travel plans in Mexico.



    Downwind Marine is the best place for cruisers to shop for the gear that will see you through extended cruising. A complete chandlery, they specialize in serving your sailing and boating needs. Staffed by sailors with blue water experience, they can answer your questions and help you find the right marine equipment and supplies at the right price. Visit Chris Frost and his friendly staff at 2804 Canon Street in San Diego and please buy The 90 Day Yacht Club Guide to Ensenada while you are there! 



The Gringo Gazette covers North and South Baja in two separate editions, each one publishing every other week. Both editions feature news of local golf, fishing, hotels, car rentals, restaurants, and tourist activities. The Gringo Gazette also gives the reader insight into living in Baja, as it is read and used by the large expatriate communities. Many of the ads, including the classifieds, give penetrating insight into what it costs to live in Mexico and what commercial services are available. Such advertisers as freight companies, housing contractors and real estate companies serve as a window to the area. You may view and print each edition or you may subscribe and receive the paper through the mail. The Gringo Gazette is the only English language newspaper that keeps you in touch with news in all of Baja.


If you are an owner or potential owner of a Cheoy Lee Power or Sailboat then this site is a must visit. James and Cilla McGarvey have collected a listing of over 1200 Cheoy Lee owners complete with photos and e-mails organized by location and type of yacht. This is a great forum for those wanting more information about Cheoy Lee water craft. As James relates to the visitor, the heart of the website is the collection of original brochures and line drawings of of over 55 Cheoy Lee models. You'll find a listing of our  yacht at the site, the S/V Sitka.


Bad Dog Insurance, incorporated in 1990 by its founder and President Stephen A. Ross. Gail Ross is Executive Vice President.  Their office is located at 2924 Emerson Street, Suite 203 in San Diego. Bad Dog is licensed as an insurance "Broker" and can obtain insurance quotes from almost any company. With over 5,000 clients they have placed accounts utilizing most insurance products ranging from individual and group health care plans, and all types of life insurance (including variable products funded with mutual funds).



The Mother of All Maritime Links- John's Nautical Links List is a site that offers the largest collection of nautical links we have found on the net. If you'd like to show your appreciation for the services provided by these web pages, you may send money, books (old or new), gear, or other items of interest to John Kohnen at the address listed at the site. He started his site as a hobby, and he maintains it's turned into a monster that consumes a large amount of his time and effort. What a fresh concept, we applaud him for his efforts by including his site listed below.



The San Diego Log Newspaper can be read at this site in order to keep you informed while in Mexico or Stateside about all the news in the boating community. Established over 30 years ago, we have depended on this bi-weekly paper as a source for responsible and accurate waterfront news for those 30+ years. This news source is FREE and available at every store worth their salt on the waterfront and beyond.



The monthly newsprint periodical Latitude 38 is perhaps the most widely circulated and passed around from boat to boat rag in the world. Based in the San Francisco area, this magazine has been a source for cruisers, racers, and dreamers for almost 4 decades. And above all the scuttlebutt and rhetoric that graces the pages of this fine publication arises the fact that this is a FREE gift to you from the publishers and advertisers!  As they say at their web site, “this site is best viewed…under sail".



Dockside magazine is written for active boat owners who want to get the most from their boat and boating experience. Presented each month, the magazine provides award-winning editorials from nationally recognized writers. These editorials are objective, no-nonsense and informs readers of “what to buy” and “where to buy it”. The magazine is designed for quick reading and suggests quick response. Articles are often retained as a buyers guide for future reference. Another FREE publication you will find at all reputable marine establishments.



Armchair Sailor, Seattle, is a friendly, independently-owned store specializing in nautical books, charts, videos, weather & nautical instruments, and much more. This store has thousands of nautical books in stock, both new and used, ready to ship the day they receive your order. If they don’t have the book you need, they’ll go to great lengths to find it, whether in print or not. Their staff’s knowledge and experience make this bookstore the best source for nautical books in the Northwest. They carry The 90 Day Yacht Club Guide to Ensenada for those who may be wishing to join the club while in Mexico traveling from the Pacific Northwest.


Let’s Talk Hookup is the #1 Fishing Talk Radio Show in the West. Join Pete Gray weekend mornings for the most up to date information about the world of fishing. As you leave the dock or your house, this show should be tuned in to find out where the fish are biting and to hear the latest fish stories from callers from all the hot spots between Alaska and Costa Rica.



San Diego Marine Exchange is one of the largest wholesalers and distributors of quality marine products with over 15,000 SKU'S including boat pumps, electrical items, sanitation supplies, lights, radios, phones, switches, adhesives, batteries, bilge pumps, oil pumps, utility pumps, marine toilets, toilet chemicals, water heaters, engine pumps, showers, ice makers, navigation lights, interior lights, phone cords, junction boxes, power posts, horns, and winches.


Wherever you are in the development of your book (thinking, planning, writing, producing or promoting stage), this site has the tools to make your venture faster, easier and more successful. This site has hundreds of pages of information and FREE documents plus books (both theirs and those from other publishers), reports, disks and tapes about self-publishing the book you may have had in you mind all these years. I used “The Self Publishing Guide” as my sole source of information throughout the creation and production of my books from legal pad to print and promotion.


Welcome to San Diego Waterfront. This is first place to visit for news about the bay. Bookmark this site if you're looking for anything and everything related to San Diego Bay and other nearby coastal boating areas. From San Diego's wonderful bay sites to navigation tips from the locals, you can find it all here! Yacht Clubs, yachting, sailing, boating, diving, and fishing are just some of the features. With 27 miles of waterfront, parks, restaurants, hotels, marinas, shopping centers and cultural activities, there's always something to do on San Diego's waterfront.


The San Diego Union Tribune Newspaper can be read at this site in order to keep you informed while in Mexico.



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