So, an offer someone made to me got me wondering about my USCG COD. The only operational endorsement I have is "Recreation".
In a nutshell, the offer was to the effect that I would instruct sailing lessons for a sailing school on my
boat. I have led lessons for this school for a few years on the school's
boats. Students pay the school for lessons. I would recieve no monetary compensation for the instructing. I would benefit, however, from the school's port supply discount at local marine stores. Basically, it would be a pretty casual thing - new students creating overflow on the schools boats could (if I felt like it that day) head out with me for some basic sailing instruction...
I'm not looking for advice about whether or not not to take this offer as I've already declined it, because I'm simply not interested in doing it. However, it got me wondering - would this be a violation of my endorsement? Technically, no one is paying me... They are paying someone else
to sail on my boat
. So, if you did this, would just be the world's biggest sucker for letting someone else make all the profit off your boat/time, or are you in trouble the coasties as well