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Saturday, April 25, 2015
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New lifts arriving at Shelter Island Boatyardposted: 4/23/2015

SAN DIEGO — Owners of large boats who frequent Shelter Island will soon have a pair of new travel lifts available to service their vessels as the boatyard is currently installing two hoists.

Who’s on the hook for abandoned boats?posted: 4/23/2015

STATEWIDE — Is the condition of your boat so bad where you believe it might be easier to just abandon it than to invest any money into preservation, repairs, salvage or upgrades? 

Catalina Chamber cancels Flying Fish Festival

Catalina Chamber cancels Flying Fish Festival

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/16/2015

AVALON – What would have been the eighth annual Flying Fish Festival has been canceled due to a lack of kelp beds, which is where the leaping fish laid their eggs.


Homeport Regatta encourages novice, expert racers

Homeport Regatta encourages novice, expert racers

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/23/2015

MARINA DEL REY — Sailors recently bitten by the racing bug — or those who would like to dip their toes into the hobby — are invited to sign up for the Homeport Regatta, May 3.


Dock Lines: Safe dockage for your dinghy in San Diego and Mission bays

Dock Lines: Safe dockage for your dinghy in San Diego and Mission bays

Capt. Nicole Sours Larson  |  posted: 4/23/2015

If you ever take your dinghy cruising on San Diego Bay you may want to tie up for a few hours to go walking, visit the Maritime or Midway Museums or Seaport Village or stop to eat. 


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By: JR Johnson

What kind of Coast Guard license do I need?

By David Weil, Esq.  |  posted: 4/11/2015

I am interested in starting a charter business with a small boat on Lake Havasu, and I have a few questions about licensing. I have been told that I will need to get a Coast Guard license and have my boat inspected by the Coast Guard to carry passengers for hire. However, a friend of mine operates a passenger boat on Lake Shasta and he tells me that the Coast Guard has no jurisdiction on a lake, unless the lake is accessible by a boat from the ocean. What exactly are the rules for carrying passengers for hire on a lake?


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