The PV bay is HUGE. It took around an hour at 27 knots just to clear the bay.
An hour or so later we ran by a string of islands know as the Islas Marias. They were good sized islands and apparently Mexico's version of Alcatraz, housing a federal prison on one of the islands.
After the islands it was 200 miles of nothing and I mean nothing. No boats, no land, no birds, nothing.
We ran 25 knots most of the way, but as we started to come close to Cabo, the ocean turned. It went from greasy to 3-4' wind waves stacked right on top of each other. No bueno.
The Henriques was amazing. We throttled down to 19-20 knots and she powered right through them. No bangs or shudders. The ride was wet, but comfortable. It would have been horrible in my old boat, a 48' Viking. The Henriques 42' is one hell of a sea boat.
Cabo was the first familiar port of the trip (I had a small boat here for 4 years), which made the stress level pretty low.
When we pulled into Cabo, it was very apparent that they had suffered hurricane damage.
The docks on the port side when you first clear the jaws are gone, I mean totally gone. As we looked for our slip, we saw a bunch of concrete docks stacked on top of each other in destroyed slips. Most of the slips were intact, but there were around 30 slips that are out of service.
We were there after hours, but a security guard greeted us, showed us our slip, and tied us up like the pro he is.
After taking a day off to rest up, we met with our yacht maintenance guy and went down the tick list for what had to be done before we left port.
The next morning the HVAC guy was on the boat and diagnosed the problem with our freezer boxes- the copper high and low pressure lines were leaking badly. He quickly ripped them out, ran new lines, and now the boxes get below freezing in around an hour. The best part is that the bill was less than $600 for parts and labor.
It soon was time to head home, rest up, work, and plan for the next leg, the 800 mile run from Cabo to San Diego.