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Old 08-01-2014, 21:22   #91
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Old 08-01-2014, 22:04   #92
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Since the initial embargo of 338 boats at 12 marina (as reported by Latitude) have there been any additional seizures? We are doing some repairs in San Diego before heading into Mexico in two weeks. We are hoping that this will have died down by then. We have an old TIP and an old boat without a HIN which has the potential to cause problems, but we don't want to give up our trip.
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Since the initial embargo of 338 boats at 12 marina (as reported by Latitude) have there been any additional seizures? We are doing some repairs in San Diego before heading into Mexico in two weeks. We are hoping that this will have died down by then. We have an old TIP and an old boat without a HIN which has the potential to cause problems, but we don't want to give up our trip.
Contact the mexican authorities, tell them you will cancel your trip if this doesn't get cleared up asap.
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Contact the mexican authorities, tell them you will cancel your trip if this doesn't get cleared up asap.
I did in my letter to the San Diego Consulate as well as pointing out that I had spent over $100,000 in Mexico that last time we cruised there.

Their response was:

"... AGACE is empowered by Mexican law to conduct verification procedures and apply penalties when necessary.

We will keep you posted on the latest developments regarding this issue. In the meantime, we hope that you return to our country very soon."
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Re: Impounded boats in Mexico

That's like saying "In two weeks, we're going to jump into a pot of boiling water. I hope it's cooled off a degree or so by then.

WAIT until you get something a little more concrete and in writing from the Mexican Government!!!!
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Re: Impounded boats in Mexico

If you are planning to enter Mexico with your vessel, I would insure that my paperwork was in order, and the proper permits and clearance, is in my possession, before I entered their jurisdiction. I am sure that there is a way to obtain the needed information and permits prior to entering their waters.
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capt 58....the visa threads splain how to do visas for mexico. obtain visas and what is needed in mexican consulate. they will direct you to whatever or wherever you need to go
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Perhaps a good place top start before you decide to come by boat

MexOnline.com - Taking Your Boat To Mexico - Official Government Information
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If you are planning to enter Mexico with your vessel, I would insure that my paperwork was in order, and the proper permits and clearance, is in my possession, before I entered their jurisdiction. I am sure that there is a way to obtain the needed information and permits prior to entering their waters.
I think the point regarding the people that have come to Mexico as you described with all the correct paperwork are also some of the 338 vessels that are temporarily impounded. A few report that they had all the paperwork when examined and told that everything was ok and then immediately found out that they were on the list of boats on hold.
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We have an old TIP and an old boat without a HIN which has the potential to cause problems, but we don't want to give up our trip.
Not having a HIM can add to the drama...I would engrave a HIN number on your hull (starboard stern) and then have it added to the TIP. Don't take the chance of drama. This is what folks down in La Paz are doing that are in your situation.
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Not having a HIM can add to the drama...I would engrave a HIN number on your hull (starboard stern) and then have it added to the TIP. Don't take the chance of drama. This is what folks down in La Paz are doing that are in your situation.
You probably shouldn't be stating this stuff on an open forum like this.
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I would not recommend that at all... that would be considered forgery if.. and it likely would be.. discovered.. and a whole new mess would ensue.
What is the make/builder of your boat.. are they still going.. if they are not there used to be a registration system of boats where you were issued with an official number which was then engraved into a permanent fixture of the boat.. like the main beam in the cabin.
Official documentation of this would also be needed.. if possible..
HIN's are relatively new in the sailing world.. one of the results of mass production
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Not having a HIM can add to the drama...I would engrave a HIN number on your hull (starboard stern) and then have it added to the TIP. Don't take the chance of drama. This is what folks down in La Paz are doing that are in your situation.
And folk ask.. "Why are boats being impounded..?"
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Most likely there is a document of some form from the USCG stating what year HIN's were started. However, there does not seem to be a whole lot of rational going on at the moment with people checking things. Let's hope for the best.
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