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 on: Today at 12:17:44 AM 
Started by Tmacmi - Last post by waughoo
I will have to look up the cost.  It was reasonable based on other quotes I got.  I inspected the boat and had it surveyed before purchased and then once I had an accepted offer, the yard prepared the boat, unstepped the mast, and loaded it on to the shipper's trailer.  I then got a few uodates via text from the driver and met him for unload when he arrived.  I'm away (on the boat actually for the first long weekend since purchase and minor refit) but will look it up when I get back.

 on: Yesterday at 03:56:26 PM 
Started by Tmacmi - Last post by Roland Gendreau
About 15 years ago, I bought my C34  in Clearwater Florida.  As I am located in RI, I flew down there to look at it
 and 2 others before the sale , then went back down there when it was being surveyed, launched and sea trialed.   I went thru a broker to arrange for it to be shipped to RI.

 on: Yesterday at 03:09:43 PM 
Started by ewengstrom - Last post by Ron Hill
Guys : Sorry, I was a bit rash on my "haven't seen" statement. 

However, I would still recommend that new owners should take the time to "breeze thru" the Mainsheet tech notes and just look at the titles of the articles.  I know that they will find a number of articles that you'll be really interested in!!!   :D

I've run into a few perplexing situations my self -- that I've never written about. Probably, the most confusing was when a bolt holding the 13 loop teak wooden hand hold broke the head off while I was trying removing that hand hold.
What I didn't notice was that the head broke horizontally in half, leaving half of the "V" head still on the bolt.  I had a 6' 4"  250lb friend below that was trying to pull that bolt "with a broken head" thru to the inside of the salon. I kept telling him that he wasn't pulling hard enough!!!  I'm surprised that we didn't collapse the starboard overhead he was pulling so hard!!
We finally used a punch and drove the bolt thru to the top to remove it!!   :clap

A few thoughts

 on: Yesterday at 02:34:58 PM 
Started by Tmacmi - Last post by dfloeter
I would definitely make the trip and see the boat firsthand.  If you get the boat, sail north to the clear water and lovely islands of northern Lake Michigan.

 on: Yesterday at 02:31:52 PM 
Started by Tmacmi - Last post by Tmacmi
It’s nice to meet another Michiganander.  We keep our boat in South Haven. The theory would be to ship to and sail to South Haven.

Same question regarding boat inspections at a distance. Do you just suck it up and travel 10 hours on a possibility?

 on: Yesterday at 12:58:16 PM 
Started by Tmacmi - Last post by dfloeter
Last year we trucked our’s from Annapolis to Traverse City MI for $4600.  It was an infinitely customizable flat bed designed to carry boats. 

 on: Yesterday at 12:11:30 PM 
Started by ewengstrom - Last post by wingman
Phil, heartily second your comments! This is a great resource, with superb advice provided, and I know there is a lot of behind the scenes work to make it all work. Thanks to all who make it such an amazing source of practical and authoritative info :clap :clap :clap

 on: Yesterday at 11:52:28 AM 
Started by Paulus - Last post by Paulus
Thanks, some additional info from CBSA

"The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) “Contact Us” is available for the public to ask general questions about the programs and services offered by the CBSA. For privacy and security reasons, the CBSA does not answer e-mails regarding personal or business customs cases, immigration-related situations, or third party requests. Information is provided in a general context only.
The temporary restriction on all optional or discretionary (non-essential) travel has been extended until May 21, 2021, and can be prolonged as necessary for public health reasons.
During this time, we are limiting travel to essential travel only. We are asking individuals not to travel at this time if it is not deemed essential.
Non-essential travel includes, but is not limited to tourism, recreation, and/or sight-seeing.
The Government of Canada is emphasizing the travel restrictions already in place between Canada and the United States (U.S.):
·        There is a temporary restriction on all non-essential travel, including tourism and recreation, at the Canada-U.S. border, including via international waters.
·        You may only travel between Canada and the U.S. on your boat for essential purposes.
·        You will be denied entry if you are travelling for non-essential purposes, like tourism, recreation, or entertainment.
·        If you must travel between Canada and the U.S. on your boat, all normal customs reporting procedures remain in place and you may be subject to additional requirements of the Quarantine Act."

PS:  They are going to update their info every 30 days.

 on: Yesterday at 11:51:20 AM 
Started by Tmacmi - Last post by Tmacmi
That's perfect. Unfortunately for you, you are going to be the target of all my questions.

How did you inspect? Broker show you a facetime walk through?  Fly out? Just hire a surveyor and go for it?

Do you mind if I ask generally how much per mile you spent?

 on: Yesterday at 11:19:14 AM 
Started by Paulus - Last post by Jim Hardesty
Rear Commodore (Ret.) Brad Somers has asked that the following be forwarded to all GLCC Members :

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS for small vessels (private boats) in the U.S. & Canada… Great Lakes Region
As reported by Brad Somers, Rear Commodore (Ret)

Revised: April 21, 2021


Notice: Regarding Recreational Boating and Canada/US border

On April 15th US registered charter fishing boats were observed operating on the Canadian side of the Detroit River. Two of the boats were intercepted by Canadian authorities.  The occupants were fined and the boats directed to return to the US.

What is required for entry into the US/Canada has not changed from a Customs and Immigration point of view. But what now is forefront are travel restrictions from a Public Health point of view, and unfortunately, they may be subject to change on a regular basis.

The Government of Canada travel website has a good breakdown of what is expected of recreational boaters regarding border crossings.
 (Mar 31, 2021) Note: Check the bottom left corner of the page for ‘date modified’.

To date I have not found a similar site from CBP or the US government.

In general, both countries, for recreational boating, consider their borders to be defined by the boundary lines drawn on the charts and it is anticipated that recreational boaters will respect these boundaries.

The exception is for boats in transit. (Generally being defined as boats traveling from one port to another port, both outside of the territorial waters being navigated, without stopping or deviating from the most direct route they are safely able to navigate.)

Canadian expectations for boats in transit are indicated in the web document above.

I contacted the Detroit CBP office and the Supervisor I talked with acknowledge they would also monitor their boundaries for local boating activities, but boats in transit should be acceptable. It must be remembered, without instructions and restrictions, being defined in writing, you are subject to the vagaries of local and personal interpretation.

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