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I got boarded by the USCG this weekend and I brought it on myself.

Old 06-03-2019, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by KIMDer View Post


Holy crap! Where do I sign up??

come on man, they need housing and sustenance allowance with a base pay of $22,600.
This is for somebody that just joined and is usually 18 years old. Lots of people at 18 work full time jobs with few to no benefits and make 23,000 but don't have healthcare, pension, or tax free allowances.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
I'm sure he posted it because of all the babies on here crying about the injustices of the Coast Guard and their illegal searches. While never knowing that you can legally tell them "No." if you don't want them boarding you. Then claiming what they are doing is illegal.
I may have misunderstood your reply, but if what you wrote is that you can deny the US Coast Guard permission to board your vessel, that is completely wrong. The US Coast Guard has the authority and power to board any vessel at any time for any reason or no reason at all. They have the broadest search and seizure powers of any law enforcement agency in the United States and unlike other branches of the US military, they are empowered to enforce laws. They ask as a courtesy and being polite, not because they are asking for your permission. Trust me, if vessel owners or operators could deny the USCG boarding rights, most drug smugglers and human traffickers would do it. Look up their authority under US Code Title 14, Section 89. And there is an abundance of case law in US federal courts backing that authority.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:21 PM
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I think what they offered him at the dock was a courtesy inspection not a real boarding inspection. Thus the option to decline.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:41 PM
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Maybe hes not bragging but telling a story of doing something nice for someone. Hoping to encourage others to do the same. Maybe just maybe a few on this board could give that a shot. You mite be a bit less likely to try to tear a guy down for a nice gesture but probably not.
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by davepjr71 View Post
I'm sure he posted it because of all the babies on here crying about the injustices of the Coast Guard and their illegal searches. While never knowing that you can legally tell them "No." if you don't want them boarding you. Then claiming what they are doing is illegal.

Because it is legal and they can board and inspect your vessel anytime on the waters of their jurisdiction.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/14/89
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by KIMDer View Post


Holy crap! Where do I sign up??

come on man, they need housing and sustenance allowance with a base pay of $22,600.
Like I said , Just over minimum wage
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Humble brag is strong on this one.
Was not trying to brag at all. I am just pointing out a very positive experience with the Coadt Guard.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe View Post
I thought you were going to say you brought a bunch of hot chicks in bikinis on your boat.

That draws them like moths to a flame every time.
I don't know if that would have been the case with this crew, the driver was rather cute herself.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
Because it is legal and they can board and inspect your vessel anytime on the waters of their jurisdiction.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/14/89
Yes, I've read that. Either way, all the bitching on THT about the CG is pathetic. They are given a job to do. If they have to look over your boat so be it. It's a small price to pay.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
Maybe hes not bragging but telling a story of doing something nice for someone. Hoping to encourage others to do the same. Maybe just maybe a few on this board could give that a shot. You mite be a bit less likely to try to tear a guy down for a nice gesture but probably not.
Amen!
Good for the OP for doing that!
And 22K plus housing/food is just squeaking by in NJ.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:44 AM
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Boarded by Coast Guard - check
Boarded by Homeland Security - check
Boarded By Pinellas County Sheriff - check
Boarded by FWC (multiple times - kayak, canoe, and boat on land and water) - check
Photo'ed by USAF near MacDill AF Police - check
Followed by Hillsborough Sheriff for 1/2 mile (but not boarded) - check
Caught up in helo swash by Army while wade fishing and on a black drum - check

Chance to buy them lunch - none. All seemed nice enough to me. I know the routine so well that when I see them coming I get all my stuff out to expedite the process. Not that big a deal...most of the time I ask them where the fish are.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:08 AM
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I was boarded by the Coast Guard for the first time this weekend in Freeport, TX. Second time the boat was boarded because my father had it out about a month ago. Reading THT I knew what to expect. I also knew that since I kept the yellow copy of the boarding inspection that was done previously, this was going to be an easy inspection. After they asked me if i had any weapons (which I didn't) and I showed them the yellow copy. After reading it over and I was good to go, they invited my 7 year old son and his friend on board to check out THEIR boat. We spent 10 minutes or so talking and enjoying each other's company. My son and his friend were amazed at the "turret" on the bow as they pretended to shoot anything and everything around us.

It was a great experience and given the opportunity, I would do the same as the OP. Cheers to you @NPH.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
My son was in the CG . I believe his starting pay was a little over minimum wage. You made their day for sure
If you break it down into a 40 hour work week. Starting pay is a little over $10 an hour. You also got to realize they get free food, housing, medical, and dental. When I was a private over 20 years ago I think my base pay was about $1200 a month. Its $1600 now.

Either way its still welcomed and appreciated for someone to buy a meal or a beer.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by simeoncoleman View Post
If you break it down into a 40 hour work week. Starting pay is a little over $10 an hour. You also got to realize they get free food, housing, medical, and dental. .............
And why does everybody always seem to forget to mention the " Non-Taxable Allowances (BAH + BAS)$16,492.68 " That's another $8 an hour TAX FREE (and it is more for married folks). And the pension, free healthcare for family. The "allowance" is part of compensation...for anybody else, it would be taxed as income.

Lastly, this is E2 pay, which almost none of the people you interact with are.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:22 AM
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25 years of boating and I've never been boarded on my boat. Got boarded on my cousins boat bringing it home from the marina. Super nice guys, joked around with us, and gave us some tips.
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Congrats on a nice thing to do. F the haters.

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Old 06-04-2019, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
And why does everybody always seem to forget to mention the " Non-Taxable Allowances (BAH + BAS)$16,492.68 " That's another $8 an hour TAX FREE (and it is more for married folks). And the pension, free healthcare for family. The "allowance" is part of compensation...for anybody else, it would be taxed as income.

Lastly, this is E2 pay, which almost none of the people you interact with are.
Yeah yeah what a bunch of fat cats! You should quit your job and go enlist. Make all them big bucks.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
This is for somebody that just joined and is usually 18 years old. Lots of people at 18 work full time jobs with few to no benefits and make 23,000 but don't have healthcare, pension, or tax free allowances.
Sounds sounds like they need to make better career choices.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:56 AM
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Can't believe the Jerks here on THT. Do something nice for someone and get flamed for it. Miserable SOB's.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:56 AM
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they shouldnt be allowed to board/search your boat unless its a commercial vessel or a vessel that carries passengers. plain and simple.
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