I've never quite understood why states seem to adopt a 90 day rule
for boats and a 183 day rule
vehicles. It seems to me to be blantant discrimination against boaters. Some states don't have any limits on automobiles. Florida
for instance has no requirement at all to register your automobile in Florida
unless you establish residency, yet 90 days for boats. NC, 90 days for boats and 183 days for cars. Interestingly because I tend to spend a couple of months per year in NC visiting my kids
I keep a car there though I'm legally a Florida resident. Being a Florida resident I'm required to register my cars in Florida because I'm a Florida resident, but because I keep one car in NC more than 183 days a year I'm required to keep it registered in NC. Consequently I'm not legally allowed to take my NC car to Florida. If I get caught while there I will get a large fine. I love it when state laws make it impossible to comply with both. Fortunately NC has chosen to make the requirement 90 continious days instead of 90 days per year.