Rounding out our little band was the crew aboard Gato Loco, a Seawind 1000 that's owned by four partners, including Lowell and Frankie McCulley (and their hound, Neely) and Bill Hensler, all from around Phoenix, Arizona, though they now have homes in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, where the boat's kept in the summer. Lowell is a retired computer guy, and Frankie can schedule customers at her hair salon so she has plenty of time off to cruise. Bill, a house builder, can set his own schedule. And so the three, along with their partners and assorted friends-like crewmember Kerri Fahey, visiting from Australia; she's a 1000 owner, too, and the partner of Richard Ward, who owns Seawind Catamarans-take turns on the boat and explore the Sea of Cortez in a yearly cruise split up into eight legs. The partners have been making the trip each year since 2003. For the McCulleys and Bill, their favorite cruising ground is the area stretching north and south from Loreto.