Originally Posted by markpierce
you don't IF it isn't powered by motor
. Rowboats aren't registered here. Perhaps in your state if you chuck the outboard/sails, you won't need to have your dinghy
OK, Pete, just noticed you're in the UK.
, whether your boat is US documented or State registered has no affect on the dinghy's state registration
Back in the early '90's on the way to Mexico
, when we got to Newport Beach
we faked our dinghy numbers. We did this after hearing about the local water
cops being shall we say, "Agressive" about having registration
numbers prominently displayed.
We were "legal" in their eyes, even though the numbers were fictional.
They consisted of our previous state letters, 4 digit street address, and our first name initials or some such. Worked like a charm.
My real question to all this is, what the hell has this got to do with anything in their jurisdiction? they aren't getting any tax money
from someone with or without rubber stickers on their boats? It's just a way to exact more $$ from someone who hasn't paid some other jurisdiction a pound of flesh.
I posted this story a few years ago and got heat from some regulation loving CF moderator who will be contacting me again for being "political"...
What this may have to do with anything political, rather than criminal extortion remains to me, a mystery.