We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
August weather here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Beginning of August- Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
The weather here in Puerto Vallarta Mexico in August is
supposed to average:
About 72% humidity and 38 inches of rain with average temp
at 91 deg..
So far this summer we have not really been uncomfortable.
There is another boat here now that came down from the sea.
They were in Puerto Escondido where they said it was 100 deg at 7:00 AM and
never a breeze all day. There was nothing to do so very boring.
They came here at Paradise Village Marina and are happy.
They purchased a window AC unit and put it in their hatch. They said it took
four days to get the boat temperature down. They say it keeps the boat only tolerable
temperature-wise and runs all the time. Now would a bigger one fit in the
hatch? Could they have two?
There is another
boat, the 47 ‘Chouy Lee which has no AC just a big fan. They do quite well.
There is a Catalina 30 that has no AC and does fine.
There is another sail boat without AC and they are surviving.
SO it can be done without AC.
If you are
considering coming to Mexico and staying then I would strongly suggest at least
one AC unit.
We ran our 5200 Mermaid AC unit every night and some nap
times and some times ran the 12000 BTU unit in the salon to watch movies etc.
Not too often but I imagine we will run it more for the next couple of months.
Our electric bill for July was $72.00 USD. We did very well
There is usually a breeze here in the late morning through
the afternoon and actually it is comfortable.
We do have neighbors on a CC sail boat 42’ that stay in the
boat all the time and have a window AC unit in the companionway. Quite hard to
climb in and out of the boat. Seeing as they are inside most of the time it probably
does not matter.
So there are all different types of getting along in the
Here at Paradise Village Marina we usually go to an AC area about 4:00PM to take showers and do some internet. There are lots of free laces to hang out.
We are quite happy with our arrangements and like the
thunder and lighting. It was fun the other day when we were on the bus and it
was raining hard and thunder and lightning all over.