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Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 17-02-2021, 10:32
Replies: 128
Views: 7,406
Posted By Heliades
Re: ULTRA MARINE WEST GIVEAWAY - ends March 3rd

Would love these items for my cat.

https://www.ultramarinewest.com/products/ultra-chain-grab

https://www.ultramarinewest.com/products/ultra-flip-swivel

Heliades
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 22-01-2021, 13:24
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

Of course I called NMC first off. Interesting that they outsource their helpline she gave me the wrong answer of "same as your Master rating"

I give Pandor gold star for correct answer:

46...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 17-01-2021, 20:48
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

yes of course...I have been insured for bareboat and crewed charter for the last 3 years... mucho dinero$$
:banghead:
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 17-01-2021, 18:43
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

... "go work the oil patch as AB".

LOL good comments. I worked 40 years in the oil patch and have made quite good money. I am just looking to have fun and combine my USCG and ASA certificates...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 12-01-2021, 12:57
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
pirate Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

I do know that but many others don't.
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 12-01-2021, 12:45
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

There seems to be a lot of discrepancy coming out of Fountaine Pajot boats. I posted on our FB group this issue.

My official USCG COD after the boat came out of the factory is 53GRT 42 Net.
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 12-01-2021, 12:15
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

Yes I have a Helia 44... why?
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 12-01-2021, 10:29
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

Just google upgrade from OUPV. Lots more info then trying to get the answer to what I am trying to do. Even the NMC gave me the wrong answer to my question.
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 11-01-2021, 12:16
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Re: Can I downgrade to OUPV?

Thanks for this...so translation; With my 50t I am legal to take 6 or less paying passengers on my 53t, uninspected vessel. I would think so but I have not found any confirmation of this on the USCG...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 11-01-2021, 11:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,700
Posted By Heliades
Can I downgrade to OUPV?

Situation: I passed the 100 ton Master credential. My sea service qualified me at 50 ton. So I have the 50 ton credential. My boat is 53 ton and I continue to earn days but with COVID boat time is...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 04-01-2021, 18:42
Replies: 187
Views: 15,996
Posted By Heliades
Re: ENDED - E-MARINE GIVEAWAY

Man I love these FireFly batteries. Need about 4 but will take one and buy some more :smile:

https://www.emarineinc.com/Firefly-Oasis-12V-Group-31-Battery
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 30-11-2020, 10:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By Heliades
Re: Nav Light Recommendations Wanted

I am looking at this new tech tri-color for the mast head. Does Not need additional cabling.

https://store.marinebeam.com/led-tri-color-and-anchor-light-combination-bulb/
Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 19-06-2020, 08:45
Replies: 238
Views: 16,454
Posted By Heliades
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends July 2, 2020

Best on the market
https://www.mantusmarine.com/product/large-mantus-bridle-catamaran-38-inch-chain-hook/


My cat would love to be on this shackle ...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 18-06-2020, 16:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Posted By Heliades
Re: Section 179 tax deduction questions:

jmschmidt is correct. If you clearly separate your charter boat from personal use; pay all the bills, minimize or avoid (or hide) owners use and I believe also show that no "one" other person is...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 18-06-2020, 08:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,946
Posted By Heliades
Re: Section 179 tax deduction questions:

I use this CPA for my boat charter LLC. He specializes in these things.
Glenn H Gopman, CPA, PFS, CGMA | MiamiCPA LLC
Office : 16855 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 303, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
PH :...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-06-2020, 09:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By Heliades
Re: Advice for onboard comms

I have been wondering if I can buy one Sena unit and bluetooth to my smartphone with a headset. Any comments from Sena owners?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 04-06-2020, 08:40
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By Heliades
Re: CO Detector Location on a Catamaran

Any reason a standard home (Costco) CO detector would not be effective on a boat?
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-05-2020, 11:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By Heliades
Re: Connect Axiom plotter to smart TV

Have not tried it but I suppose you could use the Apple TV box to mirror an iPhone or iPad running the Raymarine Apps.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 19-07-2019, 14:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By Heliades
Re: Grenada to St. Vincent direct - Sail Time??

May not work for your schedule but one of our favorite, no hassle, no cost, isolated stopping points north of Grenada is Ronde Island.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 04-07-2019, 12:39
Replies: 80
Views: 11,235
Posted By Heliades
Re: The right fishing reel for sail cruising

Anyone have a tip for sargassum avoidance on the fishing line?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2019, 14:34
Replies: 77
Views: 5,351
Posted By Heliades
Re: 220v to 110v. Where do I start?

I will barge in on this thread with my question for the experts. I think the answer is the Victron Isolation transformer.

I have a European built Fountaine Pajot Catamaran with the 110v option....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-01-2019, 10:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By Heliades
Re: Hairline cracks around stern deck cleat

You should search the FP forum and also look at the Facebook Fountain Pajot Owners group. There have been discussions on the fore and aft cleat issue. Some install bigger backing plates and others...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 29-11-2018, 13:03
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By Heliades
Aqua-Base Distributor USA?

Looking for filters for YK3 water maker. Seems like a 7" length.

Anyone know where to get parts and filters for Aqua-Base in the US?

thanks
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 14-11-2018, 19:03
Replies: 34
Views: 4,842
Posted By Heliades
Re: Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic for a sailors retirement spot?

Rental is certainly the best entry point option. Thanks to all for your insights.

Heliades
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 13-11-2018, 16:52
Replies: 34
Views: 4,842
Posted By Heliades
Re: Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic for a sailors retirement spot?

Excellent information mis amigos. Having a career in Oil & Gas living mostly overseas in the likes of Venezuela, Colombia, Pakistan, Indonesia and more, am not overly concerned with the challenges of...
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