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Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-15-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Montenido
Thanks for the great replies and tips. I just...

Thanks for the great replies and tips. I just hate to leave my boat down there with no end in site for the Covid mess. I'm aware of Enrique, both through experience and stories of others. Fueling...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 07-15-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Montenido
Fuel availability in Baja

Hi folks,

I have had a boat down in La Paz, BCS, for over 7 years so far. With the current shutdowns and Covid numbers rising, cruising has been virtually eliminated in the Sea of Cortez for the...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-04-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By Montenido
I agree with Codger - you are on the right track....

I agree with Codger - you are on the right track. Don't be in a hurry, and enjoy the trip. Your comfort level will go up in leaps and bounds. Good luck and keep us posted.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,031
Posted By Montenido
We bought our boat with plates and utensils...

We bought our boat with plates and utensils already onboard, so I assumed they were in a safe storage place. I replaced the dinnerware with Corian, which is almost unbreakable - ALMOST! We were on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Montenido
Mexico and the Covid Blues

Hi folks,
My wife and I keep our Californian 52 down in La Paz, BCS, MX. We left La Paz for the last time on March 17, just as the world started to take notice of Covid and the shutdowns began. We...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By Montenido
Hi Len, I have not done the loop, but I do have...

Hi Len,
I have not done the loop, but I do have some suggestions about singlehanding. First, get a boat with side deck access from the helm on both sides. Very important for handling dock lines,...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-12-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,724
Posted By Montenido
I've got one of the early models that I use to...

I've got one of the early models that I use to refill 1# bottles. A trick I learned was to freeze the empty 1# bottle before refilling. The cooler bottle allows more liquid propane to enter. At...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Montenido
Fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I...

Fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I hope the Sea of Cortez is safe from these!

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Maintenance 12-09-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,208
Posted By Montenido
Maybe a vent and/or fill location for the...

Maybe a vent and/or fill location for the hydraulics?

Cheers, Bill
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 11-18-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Montenido
I've got the Inreach + I think. It is great for...

I've got the Inreach + I think. It is great for texting people and getting weather reports. You can have it send your course and position to selected people also. Great piece of equipment....
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,226
Posted By Montenido
According to the Trojan website, if your RO water...

According to the Trojan website, if your RO water has LESS than 100ppm dissolved solids it is fine to use in FLA batteries.
...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-16-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,193
Posted By Montenido
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the...

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the "naked deck chores" deterrent. If somebody is anchoring too close a quick trip on deck naked usually gets them to reevaluate their spot. :dance: Don't go...
Forum: Californian 09-26-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,984
Posted By Montenido
I've got a 1991 52' Carver Californian. You will...

I've got a 1991 52' Carver Californian. You will love your boat! My only rub is that I wish it had better side deck access for docking. Enjoy!

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Montenido
Hurricane Lorena is in Sea of Cortez

Hi everybody,

I saw this morning that Hurricane Lorena has swerved east and is currently moving up the east side of the Baja peninsula. Has anybody heard anything out of La Paz regarding...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 09-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Montenido
Hi Mike, I'm the guy that sold you that SS...

Hi Mike,
I'm the guy that sold you that SS plough anchor a couple of years ago for a great price. How about $400 for me? I'll come get it today. I'll PM you my #.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,962
Posted By Montenido
It might be a great project for somebody, but at...

It might be a great project for somebody, but at about 25% asking price. They really must be joking about the price. Shame about the boat.

Cheers, Bill
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,006
Posted By Montenido
I agree with using the Evergreen Pacific log...

I agree with using the Evergreen Pacific log books. I am on my third one, and record everything from fuel purchases and maintenance, to engine and genny hours, distances traveled, sea conditions and...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-05-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Montenido
I use a Mantus swivel with a 105# Mantus anchor...

I use a Mantus swivel with a 105# Mantus anchor on all chain. Great setup and the swivel clears the bow roller easily.

Good luck, Bill
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-04-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,604
Posted By Montenido
I would check the owners manual, which can be...

I would check the owners manual, which can be found online. Usually, the 2500 in the model number indicates the power of the windlass, in this case 2500 pounds, but I would check. I have a 105#...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Posted By Montenido
I am following this thread with interest as my...

I am following this thread with interest as my boat lists to port. The PO apparently installed a house bank of 750 pounds outboard of the port motor. All tanks are athwart ship, so no balancing is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,257
Posted By Montenido
My guess is that it is for retrieving a stuck...

My guess is that it is for retrieving a stuck anchor. Slide the loop over the anchor rode, attach a line to it and let it slide down the rode. Take the attached rope and pull the anchor backwards...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Montenido
I've done the Bash 3 times. All in June and...

I've done the Bash 3 times. All in June and July. Some like to go in April due to insurance requirements, but I have found that the later in June or early July that you can go, the easier it...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-24-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,489
Posted By Montenido
My boat came with 6 6v 435ah batteries that were...

My boat came with 6 6v 435ah batteries that were new in 2009. I am WAY past what could be considered a normal life span. I've had the boat 2 years+ and believe that the boat spent most of its life...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Montenido
Although I have Rigid tools at home, I bought...

Although I have Rigid tools at home, I bought Ryobi tools for the boat. They also have an 18v fan that can be plugged in. We use it so much on the boat that I am going to pick up a couple more with...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 07-06-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,844
Posted By Montenido
Crusty, Let me know when you hit La Paz,...

Crusty,

Let me know when you hit La Paz, I'll buy you a beer. You are going to LOVE the Sea of Cortez!

Cheers, Bill
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