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Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,531
Posted By Montenido
Hi, I run mainly in warm Mexico, so I use the...

Hi, I run mainly in warm Mexico, so I use the upper helm almost exclusively. My boat does not have easy access opening side doors, so access to the outer decks when driving inside is not good. Side...
Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 02-26-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,208
Posted By Montenido
Hello, this is Bill from Ansedonia, down the dock...

Hello, this is Bill from Ansedonia, down the dock from you. Would you consider selling the outriggers separately? I could use some on my current boat. Good luck with the sale. :thumb:

Cheers,...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-02-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By Montenido
Welcome to the dark side! I am also a former...

Welcome to the dark side! I am also a former sailor, and do miss my sailing. We made the change about 4 years ago to a trawler. Found that we liked all the qualities listed in the previous posts,...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 12-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Montenido
Sounds great! Last year my family of 4 spent the...

Sounds great! Last year my family of 4 spent the Christmas week anchored in the Islands off of La Paz, in the Sea of Cortez. It was magical, just couldn't pull it off this year. :dance:

Merry...
Forum: Power Systems 12-18-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Montenido
I use the big adjustable oil filter pliers on my...

I use the big adjustable oil filter pliers on my 3208s. They look like stretched out channel locks. Think I got them at Harbor Freight.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Maintenance 12-18-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By Montenido
Yes, they are worth it. If you can, buy them at...

Yes, they are worth it. If you can, buy them at Costco, and get their Kirkland brand. I've been using them for years, and they are the throwaway type.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,095
Posted By Montenido
Hey Jordan, it's Bill! I just saw your comments....

Hey Jordan, it's Bill! I just saw your comments. Wow, that does not sound fun! Glad you are doing well.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: Californian 11-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By Montenido
Hi, I've got the 52CPMY, not the 55. So we only...

Hi, I've got the 52CPMY, not the 55. So we only have two heads and staterooms, not three. We love the boat, and the Cat 3208TA motors are rated for 425hp. We cruise at 1600 RPM at 9+knots...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,099
Posted By Montenido
Good luck Rich, and all the other TF boaters down...

Good luck Rich, and all the other TF boaters down there. Sending you positive thoughts. Stay safe.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,693
Posted By Montenido
Very funny stuff folks, so I have to weigh in. ...

Very funny stuff folks, so I have to weigh in. Before I moved to the dark side, I had a 44' sailboat and was replacing the chainplates by myself. With me on the inside of the boat, I would secure a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Montenido
For my last trip to Baja I looked into using...

For my last trip to Baja I looked into using bladders. What I ended up doing was buying food-grade 12 gal containers on Craig's List. They were easy to handle and to secure in the cockpit. I used...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Montenido
Thanks for the replies so far. My last trip down...

Thanks for the replies so far. My last trip down I tried cruising at about 6-7 knots, thinking that the lures might have better action, rather than running at my normal 9-10 knots. We had one hit...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-03-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Montenido
Welcome aboard! You will love your boat, I've...

Welcome aboard! You will love your boat, I've got the 52CPMY. She is very comfortable and handles well. Enjoy!

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Montenido
Outriggers for fishing, who uses them?

Hi folks,

My last trawler came with outriggers that were used for getting my trolling lines outside of the wake. They worked very well, with lots of fish caught. My current boat does not have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Montenido
Beautiful boat, love the color. Good luck and...

Beautiful boat, love the color. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Montenido
Hi Delphin, I have spent the last 5 years...

Hi Delphin,

I have spent the last 5 years in the Sea of Cortez. Most people make the trip south at the end of hurricane season, which is late October to early November. I have made the trip...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,791
Posted By Montenido
This reminds me of when I was moving my new-to-me...

This reminds me of when I was moving my new-to-me boat from Sausalito to Ventura last year. The first night we pulled into Moss Landing (what a sh#t hole) after reserving a slip well ahead. My boat...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,071
Posted By Montenido
Another entry for the caption contest: "Excuse...

Another entry for the caption contest: "Excuse me, do you have any Grey Poupon?". :D:D

Glad nobody was killed.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Maintenance 08-20-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By Montenido
Wow, what a beautiful job! You are quite the...

Wow, what a beautiful job! You are quite the craftsman.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By Montenido
Damn, that IS ballsy!!!!! Cheers, Bill

Damn, that IS ballsy!!!!!


Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,341
Posted By Montenido
Thanks Al, I agree!!:thumb::thumb:

Thanks Al, I agree!!:thumb::thumb:
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-19-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,338
Posted By Montenido
As I recall, I have paid the 10% deposit with...

As I recall, I have paid the 10% deposit with each of the initial offers on all of my boats (5 so far). It has never been a problem, and the $ goes into an escrow account. I agree with whomever...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,956
Posted By Montenido
All true regarding Enrique. I have been through...

All true regarding Enrique. I have been through Turtle bay five times in the last couple of years. He is a true pirate! Ask for price per liter ahead of time and have exact change if possible. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,251
Posted By Montenido
I keep one, and have for all my boats. As listed...

I keep one, and have for all my boats. As listed above, I keep track of start and stop times, engine hours, and distance covered for each day of travel. I also list wildlife spotted, fish caught...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Montenido
My wife and I just returned from a trip to the...

My wife and I just returned from a trip to the islands off of La Paz, MX. We had several travel days that were like glass. You could see whales and rays and turtles from over a mile away from the...
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