I owned my own commercial fishing boat from 08 to 16. I fished it in the pacific ocean off the west coast, past the colregs demarcation line up to 80 miles out. I now have qmed any rating, but have not used any of my time on my boat as well as a small gillnetter I worked on in my youth.
1 Can I count my sea time on my own boat?
2 Can I count the days I worked on it at the dock as engineering sea time? (many days of work before it was ready)
3 I operated the boat by myself, am I forced to evenly split my sea time away from the dock Deck/Eng?
4 How is my time calculated if I’m operating the boat alone 24hr? Do I only get 12hr a day?
5 the boat was documented 23 gross ton, 120 hp, and fishery endorsed, if I end up with split time away from dock, will the deck time be good towards 25T master? I’m thinking the eng time will only be basic time that I can count with my 180 on my qmed for a dde 1000? would this time be countable towards my 3rd AE? I know it wont count for the 18 months as qmed, but maybe for the other 18?
6 I can count any sea time after I turned 16, so I would have a couple seasons in 83 84, If I have the boat owner document it as 12hr deck/eng can I use this time for upgrades licenses as long as its not being used as recency of 5 years of less?
7 Can I count time where I assisted my dad giving sailing lessons?
I did look over this but it doesn’t directly answer my #2,3,4
If I participated in a fueling of a ferry boat, 9000+gal , does that count as a Load for the PIC requirements? does the fuel hose have to go over the water to count? Some ferries are fueled by a fuel truck driving on, gravity feed into tanks.
Thanks for any help!!!