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Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By FootballFan
The governing law which restricts foreign flagged...

The governing law which restricts foreign flagged vessels from carrying freight from US port to US port is called the Jones act.

The Jones act was recently suspended for PR ports by executive...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,632
Posted By FootballFan
Dealing with insurance this week. What I have...

Dealing with insurance this week. What I have seen is a standard yacht policy provides environmental coverage to statutory limits. The actual wording on the policy says statutory limits.


I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By FootballFan
Survey done last week. Don't have the fluid...

Survey done last week. Don't have the fluid tests back yet - but engines hit all the performance numbers.








There were some findings in the Survey that need to be addressed. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By FootballFan
Tired of not having a boat - Survey tomorrow

a late comer to this forum.

So appreciate this forum, the knowledge here.

Sitting in a hotel room in FL, too keyed up to sleep.

Under contract on a boat that I think we love. Survey...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By FootballFan
Good question. My answer may sound glib,...

Good question.


My answer may sound glib, or non empathy. Do not mean it that way. But the number one thing that has impacted our boating is the fact we sold our boat a year ago and don't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,270
Posted By FootballFan
Coming out of the Marina, down the ICW, moving at...

Coming out of the Marina, down the ICW, moving at idle speed I am ok with passengers on the swim pads.


Before we get near the inlet - everyone moves back off the bow. If need be happy to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 829
Posted By FootballFan
Documentation is easy. Get an agent to...

Documentation is easy.


Get an agent to help, go for it.
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By FootballFan
I have a friend going to Galleon at the end of...

I have a friend going to Galleon at the end of October. He said Stock Island had a steady supply of fuel.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By FootballFan
No help with the discussion about winds. ...

No help with the discussion about winds.


Regarding the west coast area, friend sent me this link last night. Looks to be an excellent resource addressing marina status by state and issues...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By FootballFan
Surveyor Reccomendations: West Coast Florida

Hi all,

Finally may be making some progress on boat shopping.

I would appreciate any recommendations for a Surveyor on the west coast of Florida, Tampa area to be more specific.

Thank you,
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By FootballFan
Chapmans Guide. Great reference.

Chapmans Guide.


Great reference.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
Yes, my limited experience has been insurance...

Yes, my limited experience has been insurance costs are not linear to the cost of the boat.

And to save another post. I hope I don't get "bad post" points for my typo's. Sometimes my thoughts...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
Now that is a typo on my part!!! Should...

Now that is a typo on my part!!!

Should have said - I would not consider NOT buying insurance at those numbers.

Sorry -
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
Not a typo. Before I posted - pulled out the...

Not a typo. Before I posted - pulled out the calculator and checked. Just rechecked.

Compared to the numbers that were on my previous boat - comparable to what I am seeing now.

Will stand...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
Insurance is not an investment, it is a risk...

Insurance is not an investment, it is a risk management expense.


Do I buy insurance on a cell phone? No. If I lose or break the phone I can replace it without any impact to my overall...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
My understanding the reason a policy covers up to...

My understanding the reason a policy covers up to 800K is that is the limit to which a boater could be fined.


Could be wrong about that.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
Can I give you a specific example of a fine for...

Can I give you a specific example of a fine for someone I know? No

Do I want to expose myself to the liability for a fraction of boat coast? No
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,267
Posted By FootballFan
I am the guy that never purchases extended...

I am the guy that never purchases extended warranty.


I have always insured every boat that I have owned and will continue into the future.


Believe that liability insurance should be...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,476
Posted By FootballFan
Not exactly the question asked - a derivation of...

Not exactly the question asked - a derivation of it.


We used to own a boat named "At Last"...


The boat had its own theme song - the Etta James version of the song.


Was our favorite...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,280
Posted By FootballFan
Last two summers (2016, 2017) we have done bare...

Last two summers (2016, 2017) we have done bare boat charters in the Pacific NW.


Our experience has been entry into larger ports. Entering CA there will be a customs dock. Often times it will...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 35,269
Posted By FootballFan
when will the bridges shut down in S FL?

when will the bridges shut down in S FL?
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 35,269
Posted By FootballFan
I have been totally out of touch with news today...

I have been totally out of touch with news today - except for talking with employees in S FL.


Looks worse for S FL since early this morning. Of course listening to CNN sitting a hotel room in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,736
Posted By FootballFan
I agree. Policy always states that it will not...

I agree. Policy always states that it will not cover any names storm active at the time of issue.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,736
Posted By FootballFan
My experience was that the bigger factor about...

My experience was that the bigger factor about insurance was the County and absentee ownership.

There are certain county's: Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Hillsborough (might have missed...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By FootballFan
I think its called the Jones Act. Boat transport...

I think its called the Jones Act. Boat transport cannot originate and terminate in the US.


We are currently shopping for a new-to-us boat and at one point was considering whether to look at the...
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