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Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,360
Posted By Dswizzler
Yes/No

Stabilization is great, if you can afford it and depending on where and when you travel. Eight years living aboard and 6 years full time cruising on a 58ft Vantare, with no stabilization on the boat....
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,830
Posted By Dswizzler
We have come a long way since 2011 on a boat,...

We have come a long way since 2011 on a boat, others were calling a dock queen. Sometimes you just got to cut the lines and look around the corner. Thanks for all the helpful advice we got from every...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dswizzler
Just a follow up, and of course you guys were...

Just a follow up, and of course you guys were right on. This morning with the batteries low from carrying the house load all night, we needed to move about5 miles. Perfect for a test. At 900 rpm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dswizzler
Stupid question of the day...Alternator

I should know this, have been living aboard and cruising full time for over five years...but it appears I donít know, but Iím sure I can get the answer here.

I have a Proline 165 amp alternator,...
Forum: Cruising and Events - The Rest of the World 11-18-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,114
Posted By Dswizzler
You should look at joining the Pamama Posse. It...

You should look at joining the Pamama Posse. It is an annual run going north and south from Mexico to Panama, so. Traveling with like minded people, great discounts and travel information.
Forum: Liveaboards 08-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,592
Posted By Dswizzler
We have been living aboard 8 years now on our 58...

We have been living aboard 8 years now on our 58 ft Vantare and love it. We left San Francisco in 2015 have have cruised full time ever since. The last three years have been in Mexico. Our boat is a...
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 08-02-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,699
Posted By Dswizzler
Left San Francisco, with FlyWright as my escort...

Left San Francisco, with FlyWright as my escort in 2015 heading south, that year we made it to LaPaz, Mx. Since then up and down the Gulf of California, from Puerto Panesco (Rocky Point) to Barra De...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,820
Posted By Dswizzler
Our 15 year plan when we left San Francisco in...

Our 15 year plan when we left San Francisco in 2015 was to find Miami. Now about 2019 we are on Barra de Navidad and heading north for another year in the Sea of Cortez. I think we are right on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Dswizzler
I had the PSR senior for years and it’s a great...

I had the PSR senior for years and it’s a great pump, but when it failed last year, I told some advice from a professional captain and got the Headhunter Mach something. No regrets, quiet and great...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,343
Posted By Dswizzler
Have earteac and have used them weekly anchoring...

Have earteac and have used them weekly anchoring and moving around Mexico for the past three years. No noise problem with ours, I can talk to the fly bridge from the swim step or engine room while...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,528
Posted By Dswizzler
Add another boat name to the CHB list is Vantare...

Add another boat name to the CHB list is Vantare my 1988 58ft was built by ChungHwa . I believe they built it on a Pondarosa hull as my hull number starts PON. They build these hills in a 58, 64,...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-17-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,565
Posted By Dswizzler
Where are you at? Love to stop by we are on...

Where are you at? Love to stop by we are on Paradise Village Puerto Vallarta
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 01-24-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Dswizzler
Welcome to Mexico you will love the Sea of...

Welcome to Mexico you will love the Sea of Cortez, we have spent the last two years up there and are now in heading to Barra de Navidad, hope our paths cross
Forum: Cruising and Events - The Rest of the World 01-23-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,114
Posted By Dswizzler
Currently living aboard a cruising fulltime on...

Currently living aboard a cruising fulltime on the pacific side of Mexico and the two best books out there are by Heather& Shawn, great pictures, discriminations, coordinates and suggested cruising...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By Dswizzler
Built in Long Beach Ca I believe

Built in Long Beach Ca I believe
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By Dswizzler
Actually real nice boats had a friend cruise one...

Actually real nice boats had a friend cruise one up in BC and Seattle for about 8 years fulltime. He loved the boat stable and affordable. We spent two weeks on it with him out of Prince Rupert.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,434
Posted By Dswizzler
We walk, ride folding bikes, bus, Uber , cabs and...

We walk, ride folding bikes, bus, Uber , cabs and rental cars. Nice to always drive a brand new car when you need one. We usually only have a car about 10 days a year.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,565
Posted By Dswizzler
We picked up a GE washer and dryer from Home...

We picked up a GE washer and dryer from Home Depot 4 years ago, living aboard full time we use them every week and have worked fine for us. We replaced a stackable unit that was onboard 72043
Forum: Liveaboards 01-12-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,240
Posted By Dswizzler
Sea of Cortez in Mexico, it might be a bit of a...

Sea of Cortez in Mexico, it might be a bit of a run but once you get there, you may never leave. Currently starting our 3 year on the Pacific side of Mexico, the last two have been up in the Sea....
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,807
Posted By Dswizzler
Congrats and 225 on the shortest day of the year...

Congrats and 225 on the shortest day of the year is great
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,807
Posted By Dswizzler
solar panels

Quite the solar array. What amperage are each panel and what are you using as a controller ? Here in Mexico during the summer I was tripping a 100 amp breaker, so Iím trilled. What are you getting...
Forum: Power Systems 12-23-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,581
Posted By Dswizzler
Very nice install...if you can afford to have...

Very nice install...if you can afford to have your boat built,
Forum: Fuel Check 12-23-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,993
Posted By Dswizzler
Nope never happen and Iím with Ken E. I donít...

Nope never happen and Iím with Ken E. I donít always drink beer but when I do it is either Negra Model or XX Amber
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,293
Posted By Dswizzler
Ufish2 Glad you had a good time during your trip,...

Ufish2 Glad you had a good time during your trip, we are currently in Vallarta heading to Barra and still enjoying the people and places daily.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,837
Posted By Dswizzler
Congrats on your decision to head south to the...

Congrats on your decision to head south to the warmer weather. We left SF / Delta area in 2015 living aboard full time in a Mexico for the last two years. First suggestion, hired Captain as far as SF...
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