• Do most marinas allow you to liveaboard your yacht?

    Best answer: Live-aboard policies are quite variable in the U.S. ( the only area I have some familiarity with ), In general most marinas do have some live-aboard slips BUT those slips tend to be already filled with waiting lists of several years in most areas and statewide in places such as California where the government has... show more
    Best answer: Live-aboard policies are quite variable in the U.S. ( the only area I have some familiarity with ), In general most marinas do have some live-aboard slips BUT those slips tend to be already filled with waiting lists of several years in most areas and statewide in places such as California where the government has mandated that only small percentages of marina slips may be live-aboard. I would recommend you go to https://www.sailnet.com and https://www.cruisersforum.com/ and search the forums there, the subject of live-aboard marinas comes up very often and you can find lots of good data on the subject in those forums.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can anyone explain the Maryland boating law regarding people over 16?

    Best answer: [When laws are first established they have to contain what will soon become outdated limitations, read on in the regulation. [*] What they mean is a "Responsible ADULT must be in command, when a child is operating a motorized vessel over 11 feet in length.] Untrained Children cannot be trusted. The law... show more
    Best answer: [When laws are first established they have to contain what will soon become outdated limitations, read on in the regulation. [*] What they mean is a "Responsible ADULT must be in command, when a child is operating a motorized vessel over 11 feet in length.] Untrained Children cannot be trusted.

    The law requires that any person born on, or after July 1, 1972, must have
    in their possession a certificate of boating safety education while operating
    a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The certificate may
    be obtained by completing an approved boating safety course or passing an
    equivalency examination. The Natural Resources Police offer the Maryland Basic
    Boating Course through local recreation departments and community colleges
    or online. The classroom course is 8-10 hours in length and covers the basics of
    boating and water safety.
    [*] As of Oct. 1, 2010, anyone under the age of 16 operating a motorized vessel
    11 feet in length or greater without a valid boating safety certificate must be
    supervised by an individual 18 years of age or older who possesses a valid
    boating safety certificate or an individual born before July 1, 1972.
    [*] If an individual under the age of 16 is operating a motorized vessel LESS than 11 feet
    in length, a person of any age possessing a valid certificate of boating safety can
    provide supervision.

    The online course is offered by Boat Ed at
    boat-ed.com/maryland
    , Boater Exam
    at
    boaterexam.com/usa/maryland
    and Boat US at
    boatus.org/maryland
    . All three
    courses are user-friendly and self-directed.
    The equivalency examination is for those persons who don’t want to take a
    course. It is offered, by appointment, at locations throughout the state.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What is the difference between a winch and a capstan?

    Best answer: A capstan is a vertically-orientated hauling device. Originally horizontal levers, known as bars, were inserted through holes at the top and used to turn the capstan by means of men walking around the device and pushing on the bars. A rope wrapped several turns around the drum was thus hauled upon. A rudimentary... show more
    Best answer: A capstan is a vertically-orientated hauling device. Originally horizontal levers, known as bars, were inserted through holes at the top and used to turn the capstan by means of men walking around the device and pushing on the bars. A rope wrapped several turns around the drum was thus hauled upon. A rudimentary ratchet was provided to hold the tension. The ropes were always wound in a clockwise direction. Now, capstans are usually powered, either by an electric motor or hydraulically. They merely haul on the cable, they don't store the wound-in cable.

    A winch, technically, stores the cable hauled upon on a barrel, which the capstan does not, and is horizontally orientated. The terms have become mixed in many usages.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why do they always say the day you buy a boat is the best day and worst day of your life, it can’t be both, (and no negative replies!!)?

    Best answer: If it f0cks, flies or floats, rent, don’t buy
    Best answer: If it f0cks, flies or floats, rent, don’t buy
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Trying to pump air using 120V AC plug via AC-DC power inverter in the cigarette lighter. Pump works fine but not for long before it goes off?

    It shuts off ( red fault ) and goes back on ( green ). On and off. With engine running and alternator charging i have to wait a minute for it to work maybe 15 seconds before it does it again. I noticed that when it goes off, volt meter dips to 10V in that given moment and back to 12v when it pumps. Its all on and... show more
    It shuts off ( red fault ) and goes back on ( green ). On and off. With engine running and alternator charging i have to wait a minute for it to work maybe 15 seconds before it does it again. I noticed that when it goes off, volt meter dips to 10V in that given moment and back to 12v when it pumps. Its all on and off sequence. This same pump caused my 1500W power inverter to go into “fault” mode too. Is it too much power for my deep cycle battery causing the intermittent shut down ?
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why do sail boats sometimes tilt to the side?

    It doesn't look like a pleasant ride, trying to keep from sliding due to the tilting.
    It doesn't look like a pleasant ride, trying to keep from sliding due to the tilting.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • How does one become a ship captain?

    i don’t mean a captain of a cruise ship or being a captain as a career, i just mean in general. for example, let’s just say i bought a boat for myself and my family, how do you determine who is the captain? or another example, how would jack sparrow have become a captain? i don’t mean all the technical stuff about... show more
    i don’t mean a captain of a cruise ship or being a captain as a career, i just mean in general. for example, let’s just say i bought a boat for myself and my family, how do you determine who is the captain? or another example, how would jack sparrow have become a captain? i don’t mean all the technical stuff about davy jones and all that because i knoe that part of it, i just mean that obviously he didn’t go to university or college and professionally obtain a license to be captain, so how does it all work these days?
    26 answers · 1 month ago
  • What is the smallest horse power engine for a 18 foot sea pro center console?

    The motor on it is bad. I was thinking about taking out the console and getting a tiller handle. What is the least horse power to push the boat. Thanks
    The motor on it is bad. I was thinking about taking out the console and getting a tiller handle. What is the least horse power to push the boat. Thanks
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is it bad for the ocean when a ship sink and stay there corroding... ?

    Best answer: The ship rusting is not a problem, in fact we sink old ships on purpose to make an 'artificial reef'. The problem is the fuel, sometimes thousands of tons of diesel fuel, which floats to the top and coats the water. A ship's worth of diesel fuel can cover many many square miles of water because it... show more
    Best answer: The ship rusting is not a problem, in fact we sink old ships on purpose to make an 'artificial reef'. The problem is the fuel, sometimes thousands of tons of diesel fuel, which floats to the top and coats the water. A ship's worth of diesel fuel can cover many many square miles of water because it spreads out into a thin film.
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • Registration card but no stickers for boat Wisconsin?

    My dad passed away last winter and we have continued to make the payments on his boat loan and keep the boat. The boat was returned from marina without stickers the day before Memorial Day weekend. They removed them to repaint. Can we get by with just the registration card if we were to get pulled over? The... show more
    My dad passed away last winter and we have continued to make the payments on his boat loan and keep the boat. The boat was returned from marina without stickers the day before Memorial Day weekend. They removed them to repaint. Can we get by with just the registration card if we were to get pulled over? The registration is good thru next year. The ownership hasnt been transferred yet but we have all the registration paperwork and card to keep on the boat. Will we get fined for not having stickers? We obviously can’t get them in 1 day.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • I'm making a medieval galleon model from scratch on my own but I can't find any information about the deck & mast height of galleons.?

    Best answer: There were lots of different types of galleons, Spanish firstly, then other European states. The Vasa was one such and is preserved, see the dimensions list on the right, height was 172 feet which would have been from the bottom of the keel to the top of the tallest... show more
    Best answer: There were lots of different types of galleons, Spanish firstly, then other European states.
    The Vasa was one such and is preserved, see the dimensions list on the right, height was 172 feet which would have been from the bottom of the keel to the top of the tallest mast;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship...
    Somewhere to start I suppose, regards, Bob UK.
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • 13 year old with boating license allowing older bother to the drive boat if he does not have a license?

    I'm 13 years old living in Wisconsin, i recently got my permanent boaters safety license. I have an older brother that does not have his license, can he legally drive the boat if I am with him?
    I'm 13 years old living in Wisconsin, i recently got my permanent boaters safety license. I have an older brother that does not have his license, can he legally drive the boat if I am with him?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • How do I get a Good Quality Yacht Chart?

    Best answer: From A Yacht Chandlery!
    If you did not know that chances are your never going to need it!
    Best answer: From A Yacht Chandlery!
    If you did not know that chances are your never going to need it!
    4 answers · 2 months ago