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Forum: Living Aboard   01-26-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,906
Posted By roadranger
If your vessel is registered in another state...

If your vessel is registered in another state then you have 90 days in FLorida (probably a lot more unless you are unlucky or scrupulously honest) before you have to get it registered in this state,...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-25-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,906
Posted By roadranger
"Please note that this does not, and in fact can...

"Please note that this does not, and in fact can not, require a federally documented boat to DISPLAY a state REGISTRATION NUMBER....while the sticker may be required,..."-- SailingDog

No...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-25-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,906
Posted By roadranger
I, too, have heard lots of stories and have had...

I, too, have heard lots of stories and have had only one encounter of my own regarding Florida boat registration. However, these are not just sea-stories. The law regarding the mandatory...
Forum: Living Aboard   01-25-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 5,906
Posted By roadranger
Having a Florida residency has two major benefits...

Having a Florida residency has two major benefits and one major drawback. On the good side, there is no state income tax, and you will not get hassled by the local constabularies for having...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,541
Posted By roadranger
Continued, with a slight change of focus..... ...

Continued, with a slight change of focus.....

In the previous reply I mentioned that, "even the most draconian of law enforcers would try to avoid towing a well secured, chain anchored and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-20-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 2,541
Posted By roadranger
Good Advise. In the USCG we teach that 7:1 is...

Good Advise. In the USCG we teach that 7:1 is the minimum scope to use in average wind and sea. Also, I personally recommend using all chain instead of a stranded line, for a few reasons-- chain is...
Forum: Provisioning   12-06-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 7,677
Posted By roadranger
A perfect container for upside-down 'maters is...

A perfect container for upside-down 'maters is the large 3 gallon kitty litter container. It has handles just like a 5 gallon bucket, but is just a bit smaller, will weigh less when filled, and is...
Forum: Provisioning   12-06-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 23,020
Posted By roadranger
Char-coal does not combust with salt water. ...

Char-coal does not combust with salt water. Char-coal is NOT even remotely related to anthracite coal. Char-coal is made from wood (or wood pulp) that has been charred in an oxygenless container...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-06-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 14,975
Posted By roadranger
Thank you for pointing out what should have been...

Thank you for pointing out what should have been obvious to me. I will endeavor to keep her social life in mind, as she seems to always remember mine.

You are correct in your assumption that our...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-02-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 14,975
Posted By roadranger
<< "Man, you've got a cheap/free slip and use of...

<< "Man, you've got a cheap/free slip and use of a driveway!!">>

It's just a dinghy dock, but still a convenience, to be sure.
Forum: Living Aboard   12-02-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 14,975
Posted By roadranger
<<"...Well, what do you need us for?">> LOL...

<<"...Well, what do you need us for?">>

LOL :)

I am still hoping to pick up a few insights on things like: how to not die at sea and still keep my wife happy... stuff like that.

Roadranger...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-02-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 14,975
Posted By roadranger
<<"...present yourself as a fulltime cruiser...

<<"...present yourself as a fulltime cruiser rather than a liveaboard.">>

CaptainForce, (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/../members/captainforce.html)
Thank you for pointing-out my improper...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-01-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 14,975
Posted By roadranger
CaptainForce...

CaptainForce (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/captainforce.html), thanks for the info. I posted on this thread because it is the most interesting to me and my wife. She is a little nervous...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-01-2009
Replies: 75
Views: 14,975
Posted By roadranger
Ahoy. Newbee, here. My family and I (incl....

Ahoy. Newbee, here. My family and I (incl. wife, 7 yr old daughter and 3 yr old son) will be settling in Charlotte Harbor in less than 2 months and going to attempt to live on-the-hook. We are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-01-2009
Replies: 3,408
Views: 885,637
Posted By roadranger
Charlotte Harbor Florida

Charlotte Harbor Florida
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