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Any houseboats in Mexico, and in Salt Water?

by J J Strader
(Glendale, AZ )

Any houseboats docked in the saltwater of Mexico?

Any houseboats docked in the saltwater of Mexico?

Has anyone permanently docked a houseboat in Mexico, and at a salt water Marina?

We are thinking of purchasing a houseboat and having it moved to a marina in Mexico. It would be docked permanently at the Marina that we have found. Has anyone done this before?

If so, any ideas on the cost of houseboat transportation and set up? Feasibility of Salt Water on the Boat?

We would have another boat to use in the bay area for fishing etc.

Thanks, J J.

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Well J J, to answer some of your questions, if I remember correctly, I did see a houseboat docked at a marina in Mexico. I just don't remember if it was Puerto Vallarta, or Jalisco.

As to transporting a houseboat to Mexico, you could have a look at our houseboat movers page to get some quotes on cost and the technicalities.

Especially if your houseboat is in saltwater, I would recommend installing a galvanic isolator. Their purpose is to reduce or eliminate the electrolytic corrosion that happens. They're cheap compared to the damage that will occur.

You should have a look at our houseboat buying guide to get a better understanding of what houseboat would best suit your situation. There's many styles of houseboats, each with their own advantages (or disadvantages).

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their Mexico houseboat experiences.

Thanks for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats

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Desert heat
by: Anonymous

JJ, I live in Phoenix and have thinking about doing the same thing.

No problem for houseboats in salt water
by: roger

JJ, if the houseboat is going to be permanently docked, then the best way to go about this is to find one that has a bad outdrive, motor or both.

Then have them remove the motor and outdrive, and fill in the opening in the transom, and re-fiberglass where the sterndrive was.

You would also want to block, or remove & fill any fittings or thru-hulls that are below the waterline. This way, once it's all done, you will have nothing to worry about. Roger.

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Roger, you have made some excellent points about acquiring and preparing a houseboat for permanent living and dockage. IAN.

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