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Old 20-06-2011, 19:27   #16
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Re: Help me choose a hailing port

Thanks, kinda know all that, Unicorn dreams. Just looking for a city with a short name that I like.
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Old 20-06-2011, 19:34   #17
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4" letters can be thin and closely spaced, so you might have more room than you think!
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Old 20-06-2011, 19:59   #18
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Yes, technically it doesn't matter where it is. However, when the transom says Delaware on the east coast or Oregon on the west it does tend to raise suspicions. State laws usually require registration for "primary use", often defined as one or more months in state. So not raising flags can help avoid being forced to pay registration fees as one travels.

Back to the question: a trip to wikipedia will show that there is one municipality in NC with a four-letter name: Cary.
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Old 20-06-2011, 21:10   #19
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Ely,NV. (5 letters) It's a tiny town on the loneliest road in America. I lived there for 7 1/2 years. No one will ever find you there & no state tax. They do have a P.O too.
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Old 20-06-2011, 21:18   #20
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Dunn, NC
Rome, Ga Kinda religious. They'd be afraid to stop you for fear that they would go to hell.
Cuba, NY You could have some fun with this name. Sailing around Florida.....get stopped......"Where ya' been, sir?" Answer Cuba, just don't tell them NY and watch the look on their faces.
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Old 20-06-2011, 21:45   #21
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HAPPY, TX
BACON,TX
SALTY,TX
MIAMI,TX
EARTH,TX
...and if you had room...CUT'N SHOOT, TX
Why Texas? I dunno...
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Old 20-06-2011, 21:48   #22
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Why, AZ.
SF, CA
NY, NY

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Old 20-06-2011, 23:04   #23
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HLBH is the telecommunications 4 letter code for Holden Beach
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Volcano CA
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Old 20-06-2011, 23:30   #25
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I've always liked Nome Ak. , don't know how the cruising is there, but it's about as far from where you're going as can be.
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State registration has nothing to do with hailing port for documentation criteria, any city, state can be used.

Hailing port has nothing to do with taxes, only state registration..

Mine is registered in Texas, but my hailing port is Marathon. Fla.
That's true, but it can get you a tax bill. I bought a boat in Maryland and immediately moved it to Virginia where I keep it. I paid Virginia their sales tax and transferred the USCG documentation keeping the old hailing port of Mount Desert, ME. A few months after the documentation transfer I got a bill from Maine for sales taxes. I explained the situation noting that I had never owned the boat in Maine and had no intention of bringing it there. They said fine, send us proof of the Virginia sales tax payment. I did and they went away.
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Doodles: a bit off topic, but why did you have to pay any sales tax? Hadn't it been paid by the original purchaser? Or is there a sales tax owed on used boats?

In the Pacific Northwest we have a strange problem: if a used boat is bought in California and moved to Washington no sales tax is owed (provided it was paid by a previous owner, which would be the case in California); if a used boat is bought in Oregon (i.e. no sales tax was ever paid because we don't have a sales tax) and moved to Washington then sales tax is owed. It is a bit like taxing someone moving from Washington to Oregon for the fact he hasn't been paying income taxes (Washington has no individual income tax). This has been going on for decades and isn't likely to change until Oregonians get to vote in Washington - never.

Back on topic: very creative responses here. I hope this helps the poster.
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Doodles: a bit off topic, but why did you have to pay any sales tax? Hadn't it been paid by the original purchaser? Or is there a sales tax owed on used boats?

In the Pacific Northwest we have a strange problem: if a used boat is bought in California and moved to Washington no sales tax is owed (provided it was paid by a previous owner, which would be the case in California); if a used boat is bought in Oregon (i.e. no sales tax was ever paid because we don't have a sales tax) and moved to Washington then sales tax is owed. It is a bit like taxing someone moving from Washington to Oregon for the fact he hasn't been paying income taxes (Washington has no individual income tax). This has been going on for decades and isn't likely to change until Oregonians get to vote in Washington - never.

Back on topic: very creative responses here. I hope this helps the poster.
Sorry but you are incorrect there. If a Washington resident purchases a used boat they pay sales tax on the purchase price. Does not matter where it comes from or if it has had sales tax paid on it before.

Waving at you from across the river in Vantuckey. Home of the Portland tax evaders
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Correct, in Virginia there is sales tax on new and used boats.
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