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Old 05-06-2015, 19:47   #16
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Sign up for the auto renewal. This is new and will save a bit of trouble in the future. If you let it lapse, it will cost another $84.00 to renew. Much cheaper to auto renew the $5.00 per year.


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Old 06-06-2015, 07:00   #17
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Call 'em. They answer the phone and are helpful. We renewed all by email and it was done quickly. I think you need a reason to get expedited treatment. When we explained that the Honduran authorities were holding us up, they shuffled us right to the front of the line. Were very helpful in getting to us what the Honduran PC wanted.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:35   #18
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Sign up for the auto renewal. This is new and will save a bit of trouble in the future. If you let it lapse, it will cost another $84.00 to renew. Much cheaper to auto renew the $5.00 per year.


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i signed up for auto renewal and i am still awaiting my renewal by interwebz.. mine was due in april. i had a friend snail mail mine--no word whatsoever.
i am out of country, so this willbe most interesting. nothing has come to my brothers address as yet, so i dont know what uscg is doing.
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Why not use a Documentation Service? Probably would save time and money in the long run. Let them deal with the bureaucracy.
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Why not use a Documentation Service? Probably would save time and money in the long run. Let them deal with the bureaucracy.
documentation services are great for original codument on purchasing a boat. the renewals are on the owner.

by the way--i tis NOT 5 usdollars to renew yearly--it is 26 usd annually with a 5 usd late fee. and a 4 usd fee for an original document, and ......
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Our documentation service handles our renewals for both our USCG documentation and our EPIRB.

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Our documentation service handles our renewals for both our USCG documentation and our EPIRB.

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what does the doc service charge for your annual 26 usd renewals.....
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The priority handling worked great for me. Documentation was hung up for months this spring but they processed it the next day once the priority criteria deal was accepted.

Based on conversations with them, they cycle through endorsements, only doing recreational every so often in an allotted timeframe. If there is a backlog of requests they may not even get to yours in a given cycle, thus why it can sometimes take months and months, or if you're timing works out, only a week or two.
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what does the doc service charge for your annual 26 usd renewals.....
The "doc service" is also our mail service, shipping service and residency. It costs ~$100/yr.

My point was that documentation services CAN do documentation renewals, along with other legal services that usually require a signature, etc.

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