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Old 01-26-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Calif to Texas, who has done it...

I'm doing a bit of research...

Just wondering, seems like all the boats I end up liking are in California

So I started searching for those that have made the trip and wether they would ever do it again.

I would not be interested in trucking, no adventure in that

More than likely a Defever 44, 49 or 50.
Thoughts?
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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I would help you with that delivery. I'm licensed captain with a valid passport and document in hand. I live in he Bay Area, so I could also help you with the logistics of the purchase as well. Good Mechanical and navigation knowledge, and I'm an awesome cook. When are we going?
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:16 PM   #3
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Some thoughts from someone who was considering the same situation:

Was considering a 40' Willard in La Paz Mexico. The trip is certainly doable. Language barrier was first concern. Complying with all countries traveling requirements was second. Vessel documentation was taking over 6 months, and there was no way I was going into, through, or even near by a foreign country without permanent paperwork. Next was the issue of safety. Unless you plan to stay 50 miles offshore except to go into large commercial ports, you just a foreigner with a large expensive boat. Last issue and the absolute deal breaker was new boat comfort. However I got this boat out of La Paz was going to require a major trip past a lot of desolate beach. Regardless of how good you think the condition of all your boat systems are in, that's a huge undertaking in a new to you boat. From the USA Mexico boarder South there ain't much till you get to Cabo. Not a good place to be if you have a new to you boat. If your going to buy the boat, play with it for several months and put a couple hundred hours on motors and genset, much more doable from a comfort level standpoint. Not much in the way of Seatow and Towboat US south of San Diego.

Anyway, that was the conclusion I came to in the fall of 2013.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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When are we going?
only time will tell, if ever
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:27 PM   #5
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Thank you Ted, great info and insight.

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Some thoughts from someone who was considering the same situation:

Was considering a 40' Willard in La Paz Mexico. The trip is certainly doable. Language barrier was first concern. Complying with all countries traveling requirements was second. Vessel documentation was taking over 6 months, and there was no way I was going into, through, or even near by a foreign country without permanent paperwork. Next was the issue of safety. Unless you plan to stay 50 miles offshore except to go into large commercial ports, you just a foreigner with a large expensive boat. Last issue and the absolute deal breaker was new boat comfort. However I got this boat out of La Paz was going to require a major trip past a lot of desolate beach. Regardless of how good you think the condition of all your boat systems are in, that's a huge undertaking in a new to you boat. From the USA Mexico boarder South there ain't much till you get to Cabo. Not a good place to be if you have a new to you boat. If your going to buy the boat, play with it for several months and put a couple hundred hours on motors and genset, much more doable from a comfort level standpoint. Not much in the way of Seatow and Towboat US south of San Diego.

Anyway, that was the conclusion I came to in the fall of 2013.

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It would be a heck of a fun trip though.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:44 PM   #7
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I'm doing a bit of research...

Just wondering, seems like all the boats I end up liking are in California
What a coincidence, had the same problem in the other way. Live in Cali and the boats I liked where east coast.

Solution is simple. Search Yachtworld by your home state only.
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