Sailing Yacht

Searching for a Catamaran in Mexico | Sailing Soulianis – Ep. 2





The sailboat hunt is on! We drive from San Diego, California to Guaymas, Mexico to see a catamaran named Imi Loa. We’ve had our eye on this boat for a little while, and have been in contact with the sellers — they assure us this cat is ready to go cruising.

This is the first boat we go to see in person that we can actually buy… if we want to. After years of paying down debts, saving up, acquiring passive income and structuring our work lives to be more mobile-friendly, we’re financially ready to buy a boat.

The road trip is an experience itself. We’ve been to Baja and the Yucatan Peninsula, but not yet anywhere in mainland Mexico, so we’re stoked to see a new part of the country, and the Sea of Cortez.

We also take another catamaran, Cerita, out for a sea trial in Oceanside, CA. Cerita is much more minimalist than Imi Loa, but proves to be in much better condition. By getting up close and personal with these catamarans we start to figure out what we really want and need in a boat to live aboard.

Hope you enjoy!
Lauren & Kirk

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45 comments

  1. Cats are claustrophobic. I couldn't sleep or ask someone to sleep in those pontoons. On a pontoon I would bring a tent.

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  2. The road signs are in Spanish? By the time you get home they will be that way in the US.

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  3. I think monos' are more adventurous than cats' sports car verses minivan thing. monos' can heal with the wind like a sturdy reed. Cat's mast will just pull hardware out and snap in a potential knock down a mono will suffer.

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  4. You fall in love with your future boat. If you have to think about it she is not for you….

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  5. The Late Vic Sterns would be crushed by the way she looks now…

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  6. Damn, you can find fellatio via GPS? Who knew?

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  7. Hum ? a 50++ year old catamaran. Nothing more needs to be said. WTF. I wonder what is your budget ?
    Take a look a Moorings brokerage, they got Leopard 39's for $250 k

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  8. My old Cross trimaran Iko Iko is in the Sea of Cortez now. Save yourself a lot of trouble and get an epoxy multihull.

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  9. Thank god you didn't buy that heap.

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  10. Enjoyed your video in the San Juan’s, watching the one in Mexico, volume so low can’t hear your dialogue without headphones on. Good luck on your boat search, buy the best boat you can afford, fixing up, always costs twice what you think, even when you do the work yourself.

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  11. Run…..

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  12. Noooooo….
    You guys need to define what your want; a cruiser or a race boat.

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  13. Reading this book: Buy, Outfit, Sail: How To Inexpensively and Safely Buy, Outfit, and Sail a Small Vessel Around the World by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander, would have been a great help in your search for a boat guys.

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  14. I like the long keeler at 6:07

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  15. You have a responsibility to keep your crew safe
    i dont think you are thinking about her enough

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  16. At least you had an adventure.

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  17. ditch that vw and get a suburu.you wont regret it

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  18. circus fellacious….circunvalación,!!

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  19. New to your videos. What price range are you looking at? We have been looking at catamarans also , live aboard also . What experience have you in sailing? We are O'side residents also. Good luck. Ron and Rissa

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  20. Gut instincts are worth listening to! Bummer they didn't take care of it before leaving it. A lot of work!

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  21. Looking good! Keep them coming, I will follow along, learn and repeat in 2018!!

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  22. Personally glad you didn't get either one. One was way too old and needed too much work, the other would have been good for daysails, but that's about it. The right boat will come along and you'll know

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  23. Good for you two.  Yes.  The search goes on.  You need a real live aboard and you two will know it when you see AND survey it.

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  24. Have fun in your journey searching for the perfect boat

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  25. I like the way you two roll in lilfe!! Nothing is better than san diego….I was lucky enough to hang out there 6 weeks this summer. Good luck with your new adventure in life, keep having fun, stay away from debt and laughing daily!! Timmy C. the bachelor.

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  26. I hear the funeral dirge for imi loa in the background

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  27. So, your ready to compete with delos, and la vaga, adventure adrift, and many others. Just kidding, you have already won by simply starting the journey. Good luck!

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  28. Good decision guys, my boat is in Marina Guyamas and the cat you looked at would need a tone of money spent on it. The Realistic price for that boat is less than 5k.

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  29. I was looking at boats today in Anacortes, WA and came across a small catamaran at Marine Service center. You can probably check it out online at marinesc.com

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  30. you need to get a mallet for checking for delam when you hit it you hear the hollow spots watch some videos of boat survey your knuckle is not hard enough

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  31. it will find you ,keep looking its fun

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  32. I've done that trip. Keep going next time, there's a badass beach called "Playa Requeson" (cottage cheese beach). It has a land bridge to the island that is awash with high tide. Beautiful place. Good luck with the channel guys. Sub'd. 😉

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  33. LOL Did anyone else notice the "Tantric Yoga" book in the middle of the pile on the second shot of all the books? Just me?

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  34. Your better off without ima loa, it was too far gone.

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  35. bro..time to hit the gym…ur girls arms are more jacked than urs

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  36. I was going to give you a thumbs down not for you guys but that boat you would be old before you got that thing ready to sail but it will happen

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  37. So cool! That boat looks awesome! So excited for you guys! My wife and I got our boat a few months ago and are about to head out to start cruising soon. Fair winds.

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  38. Looks like Imi Loa should be towed out in the ocean and SINK it, real POS
    Ever watch Lucky Fish They have crossed oceans. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkHpXYj4icqUOkQZqkelyPg/videos

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  39. Excited to see your story unfold! Best of luck in your search!!

    We're just starting our refit of our 1976 20 ft. Flicka that's been on the hard for 18 years before we untie for good! Luckily no rot. Whew.

    Goodluck!

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  40. Good call I would say, that boat looked like a lot of work to get to a usable state. Isn't it funny how boats/cars/etc. never look as good in person as they do in the ad? Excited to see what you guys check out next! 🙂

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  41. If the second cat was definitely a day boat you need to be looking for older lagoons fountain pajaros the first worm style Cat I couldn't tell if there was any canvas or hard Dodger around the helm

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  42. Catamarans are expensive..not this one as it's rotting away.     Whatever you get,  be sure the Hull and deck are solid, engine is well maintained, Standing rigging is solid and free of crevice corrosion, chainplates and bulkheads are free of rot. Things like sails, running rigging and nav. equipment are expensive if needed but dealing with rotten deck core, osmosis blistered hulls, rotten bulkheads holding chainplates….and a crappy engine will set you back thousands more and a lot of time lost. Mono hull? Hmmmmmmmmm…lots to think about when we talk keels  😉

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  43. Keep it going ✌🏻

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  44. Good luck guys, don't be afraid to do some work
    I've been watching another channel "sailing uma", they've been doing a lot of the renovations them selves.
    You'll know when you find the right boat

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  45. I have a sailboat in San Carlos and may have a great opportunity for you to find a good boat for a great price if you are still looking

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