Recent content by Roger Long

  1. Roger Long

    What Happens to Old Sailors?

    Yes, she is now resigned to being associated with a ruffian like me and willing to have her real name used : )
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    What Happens to Old Sailors?

    It turns out that it wasn't the pounding. Holding tanks shouldn't be made out of any kind of metal. Aluminum (I was wrong about the stainless when I get in there to investigate) should never be put down on a foundation of pressure treated wood. It is full of copper and other metals that eat...
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    What Happens to Old Sailors?

    Greetings from the darkside, A few of you may have noticed that I disappeared. So, what happened to my plan to cruise in “Strider” for the rest of my life? Well, readers of my late forum will recall that I fell in love with the girl-almost-next-door from my childhood summers at the lake. We...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    Re: Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and The latest from the NVDC: I just managed to get a very harried sounding woman on the phone at NVDC. She said I should have received an immediate automated receipt to the email filing I made Friday. If I didn’t, which I did...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    This is the way it was when I was in aviation and I doubt it has changed. Civil aviation was basically regulated by the insurance industry. It was sort of stealth privatization that may becoming to the water.
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    Re: Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and The document becomes invalid but not the Documentation status which you are then in violation of by not having a current document aboard a still Documented vessel. It's like having your car registration expire. You are still subject...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    Re: Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and I think we are all missing the real point of this documentation discussion. The majority of thread replies are along the lines that you are unlikely to have a problem operating between sale and receipt of a TCOD. I agree with...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    Re: Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and I've been talking with the government affairs guy at BoatUS about this. There is an effort underway, led by one congressman, to reform the NVDC. Copy of my latest email to BoatUS: David, I just checked the NVDC page that...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    Well yes. The broker offered to handle the documentation for $450. It took me 45 minutes to fill out the forms and sent them into limbo. I should perhaps mention that I spent most of my career submitting applications to the Coast Guard. I used to ship off submissions six inches thick for...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    Doesn't surprise me a bit. One thing I've learned in all these paper chases over the years is that whatever you are told on the phone will probably be wrong. I asked the question and got an email back from someone in the NVDC legal department saying exactly the opposite. Later, while trying...
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    Documentation Dysfunction – Serious Issue for Buyers and Sel

    It is illegal to operate a U.S. Documented vessel without a current and valid Certificate of Documentation on board. Fines for violation are significant, up to $10,000 per day. When a vessel is sold, the certificate of documentation becomes invalid immediately upon signing the bill of...
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    Home is the Sailor

    Our new cruising grounds:
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    Home is the Sailor

    I was just a few boat lengths away from a brief "pier head jump" crew drop off at City Island, New York, when I realized that I was about to see something that I have never seen. Not once before, ever, in a decade that has seen over 20,000 miles go under her keel, have I viewed Strider...
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    Trouble in Rockland, ME

    Cruisers should flood the city manager's office and email. BTW the harbor operates at a $65,000 year profit so this isn't a matter of the city not being able to afford the operations. James D. Chaousis, II City Manager Rockland City Hall 270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841 (207)...
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    Trouble in Rockland, ME

    Maine cruisers should take note of what is going on in the best run and most welcoming harbor in the state and make their feelings known to city officials. http://bangordailynews.com/2015/06/17/news/midcoast/rockland-harbormaster-transfer-station-worker-placed-on-leave/