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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-28-2019, 03:33 PM
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Wrong again Chris. The "$250K (single) or $500k...

Wrong again Chris. The "$250K (single) or $500k (married)" deduction you mentioned applies only to a capital gain from the sale of a primary residence. I think there is a miniscule ($1,000 or so)...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-27-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,766
Posted By ProMaritime
Don't know where you got the $3,000 loss number. ...

Don't know where you got the $3,000 loss number. Amazon lost, wrote off and carried forward billions before becoming profitable a couple of years ago. Yes, you have to have a "reasonable...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-24-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 17,938
Posted By ProMaritime
Airplanes cost just as much sitting on the ground...

Airplanes cost just as much sitting on the ground as they do flying with revenue pax and cargo.
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-24-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 17,938
Posted By ProMaritime
Problems like the Max-8 are the result of over...

Problems like the Max-8 are the result of over reliance on twenty-something tech whiz kids, who believe everything from cancer to airplanes can be made better with computers. Every time I get an...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-20-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,766
Posted By ProMaritime
What you are talking about may be considered...

What you are talking about may be considered commuting expenses which are not tax deductible. You could drive from home by car to you photo subjects and take the photos but you could not deduct all...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 12-20-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,766
Posted By ProMaritime
Fishing charters, which is what you are talking...

Fishing charters, which is what you are talking about, are heavily regulated and licensed activities by both the Federal and State governments, especially in California.
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 12-16-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,577
Posted By ProMaritime
I've made my own out of a couple of pieces of...

I've made my own out of a couple of pieces of plywood and three or four (depending on the number of blades) long machine screws. You're only under water for a few minutes to pull the prop, plywood...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By ProMaritime
7kts SOG (GPS speed made good over the entire...

7kts SOG (GPS speed made good over the entire distance) or boat speed (knot meter). If SOG, you are in the ball park. If boat speed, it can be radically affected by current, both plus and minus. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,600
Posted By ProMaritime
Well you just say "I can't go any slower, I will...

Well you just say "I can't go any slower, I will loose steerageway and my hit you."
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-25-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,868
Posted By ProMaritime
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 10-21-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,831
Posted By ProMaritime
No matter how you approach it you need a secure,...

No matter how you approach it you need a secure, strong chain lock between the windless and the rest of your ground tackle to isolate it from the break-out stress. If you have a rope rode you need a...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-07-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
If an owner registered (titled) a boat with a...

If an owner registered (titled) a boat with a state agency and affixed state ID numbers on the bow of that boat while it was USCG documented that documentation would have been invalidated. The USCG...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-07-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
No you are not criminals just mistaken because...

No you are not criminals just mistaken because you don't understand the law. Your boat cannot be titled by state law and by USCG documentation at the same time. It is you, the taxpayer, that is...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
gkesden your are exactly right. I have been...

gkesden your are exactly right. I have been preaching this on this forum and on Cruisers forum for years, apparently to deaf ears. USCG Documentation and state registration are both proof of legal...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-07-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
A state registration will definately invalidate a...

A state registration will definately invalidate a USCG documentation. The USCG will not have knowledge of your state registration and doesn't care. They will keep on sending you renewal notices and...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-07-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
You stated the registration with the State of...

You stated the registration with the State of Washington is a USCG requirement. This is not true. You may register with any state however this will invalidate your USCG documentation. You can't...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
Of course, you are talking about a RENEWAL, not...

Of course, you are talking about a RENEWAL, not about an original documentation. These take several months for a pleasure craft. Commercial (including fishing) vessels are much faster.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-18-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,416
Posted By ProMaritime
A safe in an obvious location, or location where...

A safe in an obvious location, or location where it can easily be found is an invitation to have your boat ripped apart with a crow bar. Real stupid. The others who have responded here know that...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-07-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
Roger that Mark Pierce. Same with passports,...

Roger that Mark Pierce. Same with passports, just renewed mine which doesn't expire until March 2020 but I am leaving the country in a couple of weeks and some airlines won't put you on the airplane...
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-06-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,744
Posted By ProMaritime
Good call Real Economy. With no fixed yard stick...

Good call Real Economy. With no fixed yard stick to gauge anything by, GDP, CPI, unemployment, poverty and cost of everything, you name it, much wool can be pulled over the eyes of the average...
Forum: Harbor Chat 09-06-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 6,744
Posted By ProMaritime
What nonsense. Do people pay good money for that...

What nonsense. Do people pay good money for that kind of advice?

“Coincidence is not causation.” Author Unknown
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-31-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
Wayfarer, sounds like you are using an agent. ...

Wayfarer, sounds like you are using an agent. I've done it both ways. The first was a French flag boat which we had to deflag and reflag US, normally not too complicated but the seller (Moorings)...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-30-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
Wayfarer, I'm told that copies of your...

Wayfarer, I'm told that copies of your application paperwork for doc/redoc that you sent in works for most things, including if you get boarded.
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,829
Posted By ProMaritime
Oldbird, it wasn't a lady controller was it? ...

Oldbird, it wasn't a lady controller was it? They are real good at talking fast and then expecting you to come up in a micro-second. When you don't the transmit again as you are trying to answer...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 08-30-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,741
Posted By ProMaritime
That's about what it took the last time I did it...

That's about what it took the last time I did it and I've heard its getting worse. They jacked up all the fees, started charging for renewals and what was that money supposed to be for? Well,...
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