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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11 Hours Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By denverd0n
Re: State Registration (Again...)

No. That is not correct. They may TRY to getcha, but unless your boat is actually in that state then they have no legal basis for this and you can righteously tell them to get stuffed.

The hailing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Florida Keys Mooring

See, it looks to me like she has this mooring in a public anchorage, and now wants to sell it. That is, sell the ground tackle. You don't get any "right" to keep it where it is, it's just in a public...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Florida Keys Mooring

Yeah, I would be wary of that ad. $2500 sounds like what he wants for just the ground tackle. So what is the $80/month that he mentions for? It appears to be in an anchorage that is open to the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By denverd0n
Re: State Registration (Again...)

No, you really don't. That website seems to be the one that everyone cites, but it is full of old information, wrong information, and just a bunch of speculation. What you need to read instead are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By denverd0n
Re: State Registration (Again...)

Exactly correct.


Well... That kind of depends. Several of the county tax collectors websites do use the word "sojourner." Then they point you to the temporary registration for vessels not titled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By denverd0n
Re: State Registration (Again...)

No, it's not. Sorry, but that link you provided is just wrong. Read it carefully. Follow the links in there. What you will find is that the information is out of date, or just speculation. Several of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By denverd0n
Re: State Registration (Again...)

If you have owned and used your boat in other states for more than 6 months before bringing it here, then you owe no sales/use tax. If you are passing through, and do not stay more than 90 days, then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By denverd0n
Re: State Registration (Again...)

Optimator is correct. If your boat is not registered in some other state (even if it is USCG documented), then technically speaking you are supposed to register it immediately upon arrival in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Sure as taxes....

Sorry you had to learn it the hard way, but here is the big problem with all of the postings we see on this forum from people who suggest that you just ignore the laws...

"Don't pay the tax. Don't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Looking for a good buyer broker

Without at least some little clue about where you are planning to look for a boat, you are not going to get any useful responses.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Tartan 34C LWL question.

The difference in theoretical hull speed between a boat with a boat with a 27' LWL versus a 27.5' LWL is 0.7 knots.

A boat with significant overhang, like the Tartan, will have a longer effective...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Yachtmasters Brokers

Yeah, no offense, but a post that says nothing more than "buyer beware" is completely useless. I don't know you, so why should I trust you, without some explanation of what happened? Answer: I...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Silly : Exercises balls as insubmersible sailboat device ?

Except that substantial portions of the boat are already lighter than water--most everything made of wood, for example. So it would probably take somewhat less than 25 of the balls to keep the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By denverd0n
Re: New Dingy?

Yeah, I think getting started from the boat is going to be a little bit of a problem.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Daysailers: Mostly Dry?

Ford does not publish a towing capacity for the Focus. That means that you are going to want to keep it pretty light. Given that, I don't think I would plan on towing anything that has substantial...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 11,435
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Done. Multiple times, over the course of several years. All to no avail.

At this point I would rather just go out and enjoy my time on the water. I've spent enough time getting angry about this...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 207
Views: 11,435
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

I think you misunderstand. I doubt that anyone really "likes" being boarded by the Coast Guard. Most of the boaters I know, if pressed, will also admit that the law as it currently stands is at least...
Forum: Electronics   07-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Does anyone really know what time it is?

Just how old is that Raymarine GPS unit?

I think this is a good indication, for those who think of their chartplotter as their primary navigation device (as opposed to the MkI eyeball), that if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-23-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Before we knew better

I have a private pilots license, and a glider rating. It is the same in the air. If you want to get from point A to point B... Well, as they say, nothing goes to windward like a 747 (or in my case, a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-22-2015
Replies: 207
Views: 11,435
Posted By denverd0n
Re: Rights during USCG Inspection.

Read the law again. They can "address inquiries to those on board" and they can "use all necessary force to compel compliance." I think most courts would conclude that, if they ask you something, and...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-02-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,385
Posted By denverd0n
Re: visit Cuba

Until they get caught, of course. And then you'll see one of two responses:

1. They suck it up and accept the consequences of their decision.
2. They throw a tantrum and whine like a baby about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By denverd0n
Re: DIY Boat "Weekender"

Very true. Even more than common than that, I think, is that most people grossly underestimate how long such a project will take. I believe the fellow that I knew said that he spent nearly a year...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,385
Posted By denverd0n
Re: visit Cuba

Huh. That's funny. I never realized that "they are going away soon" [emphasis added] and "things MAY be lifted" are both exactly the same. My thesaurus doesn't even show "are" and "may" as being...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   07-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 3,385
Posted By denverd0n
Re: visit Cuba

Wrong, and wrong again. There ARE still restrictions in place, and when or if they will go away is completely up in the air.

We are going to open an embassy in Cuba, and allow them to have one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By denverd0n
Re: DIY Boat "Weekender"

Yeah, used to know a guy who built and sailed a Weekender. He had already completed the building when I first met him.

Nice little boat. Sailed well enough, though I suppose it would be a big...
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