Absolutely - I respect and admire your huge undertaking 100%! Really, I do. Much respect and power to you - it’s a huge dream and an even huger project.First of all I had a few klicks from my favorite sailing forum so I started to search for the tread. Found it! I'm the guy who bought that massive steel thing...
Regarding the mustache, I always wanted to wear a beard. That's the best I can do. My girlfriend likes it, I like it and the tips help me to judge the width of my vessel. Nothing more to say about it.
Thank you! The funny thing about it is, it all started in this very forum. 30.9.2019. You guys directed me in the direction of a used boat. The tread went off track because of this whole licensing thing...
That's actually not that complicated. In the Netherlands you can register a vessel under 25 meter as a pleasure craft. You need a few extra things on board like radio and AIS and so on and a CVO for the boat carried out every 5 years. We both have the German license to operate a pleasure craft of any size. There you go.
Another way would be to register at Jersey UK because in UK they go with the Load Line Length and not with the LOA. The britisch licensing system is probably the best if we want to use the boat commercially. Yachtmaster and maybe Master 200GT with commercial endorsement.
I do agree with you. But we don't have the need to broadcast my life on YouTube. We produce a YouTube show about us restoring a sailing ship. The ship is in focus. We are definitely no family blog like La Vagabond or Uma. We feel much more like presenters or Narrators who tell the story of the ship, similar to an author or a teacher. Of course we live on the ship and we give away some informations about our life. But really I would love a good chat about why we bought the boat and the technical details much more than a discussion about my beard.
Tanks for all the positive answers here! I think I will open up my own tread about the project soon so that we can dive into the details more.Rules obviously differ.
One thing about marine rules is that "24m" can vary a lot.under the magic 24 meters.
Oh, I have to ask. What is a cut out? Pic?Oohh - here is a good loophole in the Malta Rules:
Cut-outs in the stem or stern which exist solely to circumvent the requirement for vessels of 24m and over to comply with the ICLL, shall be treated as if they do not exist for the purpose of measuring Length Art.2(8). Cut-outs shall only be considered as a genuine reduction in Length Art.2(8), if they serve a purpose such as for example an anchor housing or a specific design feature.
I could drive a truck through that loophole.
My geriatric parents have become cruise ship whores, I really feel bad for their postie. No less than 20lbs of cruising brochures get delivered to their home every week.I spoke to a lifelong sailor friend who just turned 80 on Saturday. He switched to power 4 yrs ago because he couldn’t handle the sailboat anymore. He needs a surgery but is putting it off til after the season. He always did his own boat work. I asked how he’s handling it this spring and he said “Paid the yard. Bought electric davits. Electric everything, safety stuff, spent a lot of money, but I’ve got 2 more years of this. Maybe 1. So, fuck it, you can’t take it with you.”
Mine too. We went on a number of those cruises with them. It has nothing to do with the ocean, you might as well be at an all exclusive land resort. For old Florida people it’s fine. Dad liked to do karaoke and sit at the captain’s table wearing his “US Navy Retired” hat. Stepmom would gamble. My kids would stay up all night with other teenagers trying to scarf drinks. Wife went to the spa. I used the gym, counted the days, and dreamed about swimming for shore. But it was not bad family time, breakfast and dinner every day with the whole family and I miss that now.My geriatric parents have become cruise ship whores
Tried to offer my 86 year old dad a sail last weekend when he visited. Not interested. A bit crushed. He’s the one who taught me to sail —on a river outside of Washington, DC —and I’ve take it rather farther, hoping/planning to do a circumnavigation. Oh well. Thankfully no cruise ships infest their livesMy geriatric parents have become cruise ship whores, I really feel bad for their postie. No less than 20lbs of cruising brochures get delivered to their home every week.
Offered my dad, in his late 70's, a free boat ride on a modern sled. Nothing extravagant, just a day cruise putting it in winter storage. He passed on the transient trip, he likes his all inclusive 5 Star cruises better these days. Yeah, thought a lil' less about dad then. I'll still let Dad tell lies about racing in the '70's, and how my parents fell in love on their first trip with a club's dinghy. And then turtled it.