SV Seeker

Sail4beer

Starboard!
I watched a YouTube video yesterday where a guy seeded an area of seabed with iron shavings and life began to thrive there for a number of reasons. I’ll have to find the video and share it. That said, Doug has probably washed many pounds of aluminum and steel overboard. Had he vacuumed it all up, he could have sold it as scrap for some real income.
 

Rasputin22

Rasputin22
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Seems to be photoshopped - someone clearly removed the "c" from the jar of canal lube. It'll come in handy when Seeker attempts a Panama transit.
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Who knew?
 

climenuts

Anarchist
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PNW
While I'm not sure what the law actually says, I do know that it is common word of mouth knowledge that the CG or local law enforcement does not board a live-aboard or other boat that is in a slip or on a mooring when there is not anyone on board (apparently only the fire department routinely does that). I have observed on a number of occasions in the USVI the local Marine Police & CG in an anchorage head to a specific boat for a MSDS or 'USVI sticker' or safety check, only to have the individual on board suddenly decide to go for a swim to shore. I have yet to see them board the boat in question, but have watched them hide & wait for the owner to return and once noticed the local Marine Fire Dept. show up because someone called in a report of fire on the boat in question; Once they were on board the local law enforcement guys also boarded and discovered no fire but quite a lot of drugs. It would be interesting to know if anyone out there has had the CG or Marine Police board when 'no one was home'? Any active CG comments?
USCG can board any US flagged vessel anywhere in the world or any vessel in US waters at any time. They do not need probable cause, warrants, the owner to be on board, etc. It's in the US Constitution.
 

low bum

Anarchist
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Tennessee
USCG can board any US flagged vessel anywhere in the world or any vessel in US waters at any time. They do not need probable cause, warrants, the owner to be on board, etc. It's in the US Constitution.
I don't doubt this, but is it really in the Constitution? Granted "I ANAL" (I am not a lawyer...in the spirit of this thread.)
 

kent_island_sailor

Super Anarchist
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Kent Island!
I don't doubt this, but is it really in the Constitution? Granted "I ANAL" (I am not a lawyer...in the spirit of this thread.)
Not really, but when people got annoyed at the USCG boarding them with no warrant the case made it to the Supreme Court and the Supremes ruled that this was legal, so it is constitutional, if not spelled out word for word in the Constitution.
This case was back around 1798 FYI.
 

Zonker

Super Anarchist
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Canada
What could this object #30 be? Good job labelling them all with a number.

How mindless do you have to be to write "BOX" on all them in case of any doubt what they are :)

And not to realize that sailboats heel over.

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See Level

Working to overcome my inner peace
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Over here
So the escape route from the bunk room
Is through the "sculpted steel with sharp edges" watertight door mechanism, past the welding and propane bottles, go around the 400lb welder on wheels, through the unsecured box alley way and up the ladder?

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