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Re: How to find a rudder design?
If it's anything like Canadian rules and regs, Overnight guests are passengers requiring things like watertight bulkheads ,all sorts of fire alarms and gear ,just for starters.even if the boat never leaves a dock. Dept of Transport doesn't hand out the ticket easily Getting legal may be more work than getting the boat to sea. I was licensed for 18 day passengers and 6 overnight so got good at jumping hoops.building the boat was easier.
I don't know about US rules but that's not the case in Canada. A friend has been running a B&B on a boat
in Toronto harbour for 7 or 8 yrs. without having to follow TC passenger carrying rules as he never leaves the dock with passengers. I did his survey and have worked with TC on several Toronto tour boats approvals.
The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
Last edited by boatpoker; 04-28-2019 at 12:10 AM.