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Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-02-2021, 09:35 AM
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
I know this was mentioned in a earlier post but...

I know this was mentioned in a earlier post but putting a small traffic cone in the anchor locker helped.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 06-03-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,832
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Note that the original poster said this $43 bucks...

Note that the original poster said this $43 bucks was a mobile service. When you are anchored out at Clipper Cover in the middle of the bay during fleet week and don't want to give up your spot and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-03-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
Wow, I first dealt with Fito back in 2001. Didn’t...

Wow, I first dealt with Fito back in 2001. Didn’t know he was still there. Yes, he also a great source. Regards a TIP for your dinghy, I never had a separate TIP for my dinghy. My understanding is...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 05-01-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
I understand that you may be living with a...

I understand that you may be living with a limited budget but, based on my experience from cruising in Mexico for a total of 11 years and dealing with Banjercito, Port Captain's and Customs, $600.00...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 04-29-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
The fact that your vessels PO is MIA really...

The fact that your vessels PO is MIA really complicates the issue. If the PO was available the simplest route would be for him to go to the Banjercito office in Ensenada and cancel the TIP. If that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,143
Posted By rjwilliams11741
I'll second that recommendation. Beth handled our...

I'll second that recommendation. Beth handled our insurance for over 20 years, 11 of those years we were cruising in Mexico. She always found us good coverage at reasonable prices.
Forum: Welcome Mat 03-29-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
RE: "girlfriend who is not into the boat at all"....

RE: "girlfriend who is not into the boat at all". That's just poor planning - make sure first.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,811
Posted By rjwilliams11741
I just went back and checked the Harbor...

I just went back and checked the Harbor Departments web site and see what you are saying. Very confusing and inconsistent.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-22-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,811
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Maybe I missed anyone suggesting it but after...

Maybe I missed anyone suggesting it but after reading through the posts several times, has anyone actually contacted the Newport Beach Harbor Department and simply asked them the question. I know the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,019
Posted By rjwilliams11741
I'm assuming that the "tax" being quoted is an...

I'm assuming that the "tax" being quoted is an annual property tax.
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 101
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
We live in Nevada. Pay $25.00 per year here for...

We live in Nevada. Pay $25.00 per year here for boat registration on our small runabout. Kept our Trawler in California (Documented) and as was required registered our dinghy in California. Cost of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
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Posted By rjwilliams11741
Agree with your description of Enrique's diesel...

Agree with your description of Enrique's diesel mix. Even if you decide to give him your business you need to make sure you get it before he passes out on the beach. The last time however I was in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 10,511
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Of course the numerous tools and nuts and bolts...

Of course the numerous tools and nuts and bolts everyone seems to loose. Got to the point that I always buy a couple of extra nuts and bolts so they can be sacrificed to the Water God. Worst loss was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By rjwilliams11741
I was pretty lucky in that my wife actually like...

I was pretty lucky in that my wife actually like the night watches. The hardest ones for us where the 1 night 24 hour cruise. On several day transits we got in to a routine where sleeping when not on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By rjwilliams11741
You might contact e2 Yacht Services out of Puerto...

You might contact e2 Yacht Services out of Puerto Vallarta. Their web address is E2 Yacht Services - MexicoE2 Yacht Services (https://www.e2yachtservices.com). We made the same trip back in November...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-05-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Insurance

My personal recommendation is to find a good broker and work through them rather than going through a direct carrier like Geico / Boat US. We had Freedom in Mexico for 10 years and had our first...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,816
Posted By rjwilliams11741
If you have all lines properly tied and have your...

If you have all lines properly tied and have your engines are at or just above idle speed you are not going to do any damage by putting you boat in gear at the dock. It's done all the time. Regards...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 709
Posted By rjwilliams11741
One tool short

Ditto with spare parts.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,195
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Perfect reason to cruise Mexico for at least 2...

Perfect reason to cruise Mexico for at least 2 years and a day. We cruised as far south as Huatauco, up into the Sea of Cortes on two different occasions and many passages from between Mazatlan and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,195
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Cancelations of TIP

Important - Get the previous owner to cancel his own TIP before the boat title is transferred. It's done at a BanJercito (Military Bank). If you try to cancel a previous owners TIP without him...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,195
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Having spent 12 years cruising in Mexico, do not...

Having spent 12 years cruising in Mexico, do not take possession in Mexico or you will probably end up paying a 16% VAT. On top of that, it is illegal to sell a non-Mexican vessel, although there are...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 06-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,195
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Sales Tax

Talk to a tax attorney in San Diego experienced in boat sales taxes. If you are taking the boat to Mexico and will be cruising there for more than a year you might be able to do an off-shore purchase...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Inverter

We had, until recently, a 48 ft. vessel with an apartment size refrigerator and an ice maker that ran off of a 2500 watt inverter powered by a 6, L16 Trojan 6 volt batteries run in series. When at...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-25-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,314
Posted By rjwilliams11741
Trojan vs US Battery

When we owned Freedom we used both Trojan and US Battery batteries over the the years. We were happy with both and would have gone with either brand if new batteries were needed.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,370
Posted By rjwilliams11741
As someone else stated, your insurance carrier...

As someone else stated, your insurance carrier denied the change to navigation limits, not your broker. If you are really set on cruising north you might want to ask your broker to find a company...
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