Invention, Innovation, Rationalization, and the Neo-Paleo Revolution


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar James B Franks says:

    What additional safety materials do T-Regs require above and beyond what you would usually take?Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      My old sloop INTEMPERANCE was outfitted as an offshore cruiser and had equipment not required of private boats or OUPV (6-pax) charter boats; EPIRB, AIS, a life-raft, extensive flair inventory, man overboard equipment safety netting and other things that don’t come to mind right now.

      Here’s the vessel safety check list for OUPV boats. It’s about 4 pages. This list is provided as a courtesy by the Coast Guard; there is no regular or mandatory inspection of private boats or OUPV charter boats; either for safety equipment or seaworthiness. OUPV charter is less regulated that private automobiles. A libertarian paradise!

      Here’s the T-boat inspection handbook. It’s about 40 pages and vessels are inspected every year.Report

      • Avatar James B Franks says:

        That is some check list, it must be an all day activity on a small boat. I’d hate to imagine what it’s like on something bigger.Report

  2. Avatar Erik Kain says:

    David, I’ve formatted your post in accordance with the new guidelines.Report