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  • About USCG Safe Boating D8
    Recreational Boating Safety Specialist
    New Orleans
    Boating, Kayaking, Fishing
    Boating Safety
    Country of Residence
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    DISCLAIMER: I have created this Coast Guard account to better avail myself to the public I serve in the interest of promoting recreational boating safety. The articles I post here are just like the ones I will post elsewhere. When I answer questions here, I am answering them just like I would if you called me on the phone, but using this forum to answer them will give others the benefit of the information and hopefully generate useful discussion and input from other forum members. You could ask a question of 10 different safety professionals and you'd likely see some differences in the answers. I don't presume to speak for anyone other than myself. I will often cite law or quote policy verbatim, then give you my understanding or interpretation as a 33 year employee of the Coast Guard and a safety specialist. I will do my level best to distinguish between the law, policy, my experience, my beliefs and opinions.


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  • Join Date: 01-29-2019
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  1. 04-10-2019 01:59 PM
    I need an experienced hand to look over my shoulder and provide any guidance they think helpful as I harden a 58-ft. long houseboat for life in Key West FL. I am a north Georgia boy, so I don't know much about rules for large recreational craft.
    This is a Catamaran Cruiser built in 2001 in TN; 14 x 58 feet sitting on two fiberglass pontoons.
    I bought her very used in Lake Lanier GA.
    I wanted this boat because I did not want to put a metal hull in salt water, and I did not want ANY thru hulls.
    I have two current head-scratchers - plumbing and propulsion.
    I do want the boat registered in Fl as a vessel, and it will need to be surveyed before the marina will permit the vessel to be berthed there as a fulltime liveaboard. Once she is tied in the slip, I don't ever expect her to leave that slip.
  2. 02-07-2019 06:08 PM
    Paul, you have a typo in your disclaimer. I don't mean to be critical, but I know if it were me it would drive me nuts.

    " I articles I post here are just like the ones I will post elsewhere."

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