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Old 01-17-2009, 08:48 AM   #12
Chris Foster
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City: Anacortes, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Juz-B-Cuz
Vessel Model: 38' Rawson Trawler
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RE: Where is length measured for regulatory purposes?

Thanks for the replies.* I was pretty certain that I was indeed under 12 meters (or metres for our friends in the Great White North)... but wasn't certain exactly what the definition would be.

The Anacortes marinas are real strict about the tip-to-tail measurement - not just for the income, but because the fairways are pretty bloody narrow, too.* My former marina neighbor's boat was being chartered last summer.* As they were departing, they tried to pass beam-to-beam with another boat in the fairway and discovered that*a molded-in bowsprit sticking into the fairway (against marina rules) could do plenty of damage.*
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