Re: Looking for information on Thorfinn Class Cruisers
- Thank you for the tips. Unfortunately I do not know the given name of either of the boats.
The first one was 47 feet long, but the second one 52 feet long.
I did add more pictures the boats here .
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Kohnen" <jhkohnen@...> wrote:
> Boats under 5 net tons can't be "documented." For some uses boats must be
> documented, but for pleasure boats it's optional, but often encouraged by
> lenders. The register tonnage has nothing to do with weight, or even
> capacity. It started out centuries ago as the number of wine casks, or
> "tuns," a ship could carry, but soon degenerated into an imaginary number
> derived from arbitrary measurements using an arcane formula. The formulas
> has changed over the years, but it still doesn't have anything to do with
> weight or capacity. <sigh>
> The Canadian equivalent of the US documentation database is:
> If Agni knows the name of the Canadian Thorfinn he might find her there.
> On Fri, 03 Jul 2009 05:31:20 -0700, Bill wrote:
> > Agni,
> > I checked the US Coast Guard registry
> > http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/CoastGuard/VesselByName.html
> > ...
> > Registration with the US Coast Guard is NOT mandatory, and boats under a
> > certain length (30 feet? Somewhere around there) cannot be registered.
> > So the USCG database is not the definitive list of boats in the US.
> > ...
> John jkohnen@...
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
> temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. <Benjamin