Up in the great white north here you don't need to register a dinghy
that has less than 10 hp, you can but it's optional. Ours isn't. Lately I've seen a bunch of dinks like ours (8 feet, 3.5 hp outboard) sporting Canadian licence numbers. One guy had the same licence number on the dink as on the sailboat. Was wondering why they are doing this and I am suspecting that possibly it is a requirement on the US side of the Great Lakes
that a dinghy
has to have a licence number on it? If so does that requirement apply to a foreign vessel?
We were planning on crossing Lake Ontario
this summer to cruise
the US side and don't want to upset the LEOs in New York
State. We are also planning a trip south to the Bahamas
for the winter so it would be good to know in advance what regulations
apply along the way.