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post #4 of Old 07-01-2013
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Re: Are You The Operator Underway?


This is great question and I would really like to know the answer. I live in NY and I have not been able to get a straight answer. Here, you don't need an license to operate a sailboat. Anyone over the age of 18 can legally operate the boat. I rarely steer my boat, I prefer to let a 'guest' or the autopilot steer so I can trim sails, keep a lookout, relax, etc.

So who, from a legal standpoint, is 'operating' the boat?


Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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