unfortunatly John, the state of California
is way ahead of you... It has become a law for the marinas
to notify the government
of the boats in the marina on the first of every year so your boat if in the marina on 1/1/12 it will be part taxed as personal property..
For years I griped as we would pass throu the state around christmas
and new years to visit with our kids
and grandkids and because we were in a marina for the turn of the year, we would be taxed.. for our boat its around 1000 dollars..
They dont care where you are from, only the fact that you are in the state over the first....