I have a 2/M Unlimited Oceans license. I was approached by a local non-profit to act as as captain of a 50 ft aux. sail catamaran being operated as an uninspected passenger vessel.
I know I can act as Master of less than 100GRT after getting my 3/M. I think my 2/M even gets me up to 200GRT(?) before taking the 1600GRT crossover exam. It doesn’t really matter because 100GRT is more than enough.
But here’s where it gets tricky… I don’t have an aux. sail endorsement. I have a lot of sailing experience: teaching, tall ships, formal training when I was at my state academy, but no endorsement. Because there isn’t an aux. sail endorsement for an OUPV, can I just act as an OUPV because the vessel is uninspected?
I’ve sifted through the CFRs, this forum, and tried the NMC chat, but can’t find a good answer. If anyone has encountered a similar situation, I would appreciate your input.