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Old 24-02-2016, 17:15   #1
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What to use as a hailing port

We have two years left of our 5 year plan. We are selling everything (house, cars, toys)pretty much everything that won't fit on the boat, and moving on the boat and taking off. We will be sailing to Chesapeake for the summer and Bahamas for the winter. We don't have any family here and no real desire to return. What do I use as a hailing port? and what address do I use for a drivers license, Insurance, passport etc..?
I appreciate any input.
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Old 24-02-2016, 17:28   #2
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Re: What to use as a hailing port

For the hailing port, if you are USCG Documented, it doesn't really matter. For an address, you can probably get a PO Box or a box at a UPS store and use that for everything.
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... For an address, you can probably get a PO Box or a box at a UPS store and use that for everything.
Not since the "real ID" act was passed.
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Re: What to use as a hailing port

How about this one

Havana

Always gets a laugh. For a POB check out Green Cove, Florida.
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Not since the "real ID" act was passed.
I don't know the US laws, but I need an actual 'street address' in the Netherlands. I could have a whole bunch of PO boxes, without an actual address I'd be homeless as far as the law is concerned. Which has some unwanted consequences.

Most sailors I know that are out there somewhere sailing all use a 'postal address', which means they are registered with family and that family is legally responsible for making sure any mail from the government gets delivered to them.

Hailing port would usually be where ever you live on paper.
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For the hailing port, if you are USCG Documented, it doesn't really matter. For an address, you can probably get a PO Box or a box at a UPS store and use that for everything.
CD25 not big enough to document, choices for hailing port is actually well defined for documented boats.
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Re: What to use as a hailing port

I've been using St. Brendan's Isle for years, very happy with them. I have their address on my driver's license, cell phone and credit card bills, etc., and Green Cove Springs, Fl. as my hailing port.
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Re: What to use as a hailing port

hailing port is supposed to be a place where you are able to receive usps mail delivery. havana is prohibited . no us mail. have fun.
this is all outlined in your uscg documentation info. why not read that ????
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Not since the "real ID" act was passed.
I'm not sure what this Real ID thing has to do with where mail is sent. UPS Store gives you a street address, and PO Box could work as well depending on ones situation. I'm sure people who RV/camper full-time use one or the other as needed. Still, I would think this is an option.
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hailing port is supposed to be a place where you are able to receive usps mail delivery. havana is prohibited . no us mail. have fun.
this is all outlined in your uscg documentation info. why not read that ????
Zee,
look at the link... it's for Havana Florida, not Havana Cuba.
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Re: What to use as a hailing port

Thank you for the input. I will look into a po box. I couldn't pull up Havana but I will keep looking into it.


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Zee,
look at the link... it's for Havana Florida, not Havana Cuba.
my wifi lack of connectivity precludes my ability to search or follow linkies.
fla havana would be good, as usps spozedly goes there

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I have always loved Buzzards Breathe Wyoming
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Re: What to use as a hailing port

[QUOTE=fishsail18;2055241]We have two years left of our 5 year plan. We are selling everything (house, cars, toys)pretty much everything that won't fit on the boat, and moving on the boat and taking off. We will be sailing to Chesapeake for the summer and Bahamas for the winter. We don't have any family here and no real desire to return. What do I use as a hailing port? and what address do I use for a drivers license, Insurance, passport etc..?
I appreciate any input.
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Buzzards Breathe Wyoming, no such place...Google Earth nor Google Maps could find it..cool name anyway..
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