Originally Posted by Steve O
I would guess that once the dinghy
leaves the 'mother ship' she is a vessel in it's own right.
we are not required to register a dinghy
if the outboard
is under 9.9hp. Is that the same in the US or is every motorized (or un-motorized) vessel required to have a registration
Each state has different requirements as far as registering small vessels. In general, if your dinghy has a motor
, you should check with the state to see if you need to register it.
If your dinghy has a current registration
from your host country, it should be accepted, if you have a valid cruising permit
There is NO requirement in the US to mark your dinghy with your boats name, i.e.: "T/T Sinks Alot". Lots of people do it, but it is not required by USCG or any state to my knowledge, but again check with the State to make sure. There is a USCG and IMO requirement for vessels subject to inspection
(Comercial Vessels) to mark their lifeboats with the name of the ship.
Also the USCG does not recognise your dinghy as a lifeboat.