Re: Small boat for Cabo/Baja..noob...advise please
I have a Shamrock 26 LE that is kept in the East Cape at Los Barriles. There are probably 10 Shamrocks up here. They are great for the area. I trailered down on the mainland Highway 15 a four lane all the way to Los Mochis and then took the ferry across to La Paz, easy drive that way. Much more of a challenge coming down on 1 but doable just be careful and take plenty of time.
Make sure to get all you paper work in order and get a temporary import permit at the border as you must havefor the boat.
The 50's are fine but day in and day out probably a little big for stripes,majority of tuna and dorados.
We run five Okuma Makaira 2spd 20's loaded with 100 braid and a 80# topshot and can handlle anything thru blue/black marlin. Consider investing in a set of tuna tubes for live bait fishing, as well as a good bait tank, a downrigger is nice but not imperative.
Any chart/depth/temp will do just make sure to get the right chip.