Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-07-2010, 13:36   #1
Registered User
 
RainDog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Varies
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Posts: 1,183
Physical Address Required for CG Documentation

I just renewed by documentation. The Coast Guard send me back a note saying a PO Box is not sufficient and that register my vessel I must provide a physical address. Further this address must be the actual residence of the owner of the boat.

This seems impossibly strange. What do you all that have no physical address do?

I could provide my sisters address, but technically that would be invalid since it is not the primary residence of the owner.

I could provide my Marina address, which would be valid until I leave, but then I might never see my renewal notices. Plus unless I call them every time I move (which might be kind of fun) I would still be out of compliance as soon as I go cruising.

Just curious how others handle this dilemma.
__________________

__________________
RainDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 13:39   #2
Registered User
 
RainDog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Varies
Boat: Pacific Seacraft 34 #142
Posts: 1,183
FYI - Coast Guard just called back. They promised no mail at the physical address. That will still go to the PO Box. They said provide Marina address while I am there. Provide my sisters address if I am out cruising.
__________________

__________________
RainDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 15:07   #3
Registered User
 
speciald@ocens.'s Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On the boat - Carib, Chesapeake
Boat: 58 Taswell AS
Posts: 1,139
Get a Florida address with St. Brendan's Isle - a mail forwarding service in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
__________________
speciald@ocens. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 16:17   #4
Registered User
 
Doodles's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia, USA & Krabi, Thailand
Boat: Wauquiez Pretorien 35; Nordica 16
Posts: 2,810
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by speciald@ocens. View Post
Get a Florida address with St. Brendan's Isle - a mail forwarding service in Green Cove Springs, Florida.
Be careful. If the CG considers this the "physical" address of the boat Florida may come after you for taxes on the boat. Maine did that to me because I used a Maine hailing port in the registration, so the states are cross checking addresses with the CG database.
__________________
Mundis Ex Igne Factus Est
Doodles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 18:00   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Montana
Posts: 391
Montana doesn't want taxes unless the boat spends more than 90 days in-state
__________________
Healer52 / Lisa, Rick and Angel the Salty Dog
Currently on the hard, looking for a boat
Healer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 21:45   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
There is a thread on taxes while cruising but the bottom line is you need a physical address of either a relative, friend or service and you should coordinate all your stuff to that address. Then when you are out for years cruising the chances of bureaucrats wanting explanations of why this asset is here and that asset is there can be avoided. So long as all your stuff is going to one address they will not question whether you are physically living there - which is rather difficult when you are in Bora Bora. It is just a game and if you don't require the bureaucrat to actually have to think about something, you will be fine.
__________________

__________________
osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
documentation

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help, Please . . . Need an eMail Address MoonlightSailor General Sailing Forum 0 02-12-2009 21:14
No Fixed Address Brent Swain The Library 5 16-01-2009 09:40
Postal Mail / Physical Address peterlepacus Liveaboard's Forum 4 27-08-2008 20:31
Physical fitness while cruising Mahana Health, Safety & Related Gear 20 11-02-2008 23:08
Landside Address Required ??? AutumnBorne1 Liveaboard's Forum 13 19-08-2007 15:15



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:05.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.