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Old 22-05-2013, 18:09   #1
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Wrong fuel type in Certificate of Ownership (Gasoline as opposed to Diesel)

Hello,

I have another thread in the same section for expiry date but this question probably requires its own thread.

I am in the final stages of buying a boat and in the Certificate of Ownership of document (also known as the pink slip) I see the fuel type is listed as "G(asoline)", while the boat has a Diesel engine. Would this be an issue? Does anyone have any experience with a similar situation?

I live in California if matters.

Any insight will be appreciated!
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Probably not. Try to amend it when you transfer title. Mine has the wrong tonnage. Some PO was arithmetically challenged with the simple USCG form. But I have not yet changed it. Someday some harbor may charge me double because of the corpulent values...but not yet.

Most of that info is simply to aid in identifying the yacht. Probably a holdover from the days when ships might have been coal, wood, oil, etc.
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Old 22-05-2013, 19:38   #3
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Re: Wrong fuel type in Certificate of Ownership (Gasoline as opposed to Diesel)

We have the wrong draft on our Doc. It's over 2' off. I don't think I will ever screw with getting it changed. I don't think anybody cares either.
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My papers show I draw 9 feet 6. I keep meaning to get it changed. My plan is to hold valid cert and then request the change. Been the plan for a few years. No one has mentioned the incorrect draft when I have shown papers. This year ill fix it maybe.
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Re: Wrong fuel type in Certificate of Ownership (Gasoline as opposed to Diesel)

Mine has the wrong colour and engine number. The details were corrected at transfer but the Queensland govm't. didn't bother updating the records. Evidently it's common.
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Re: Wrong fuel type in Certificate of Ownership (Gasoline as opposed to Diesel)

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Mine has the wrong colour and engine number. The details were corrected at transfer but the Queensland govm't. didn't bother updating the records. Evidently it's common.
Yes, same here in West Oz, wrong fuel type, wrong colour, wrong mooring location (had it listed as a trailer boat). I advised them of the correct details and they changes some but not all .

Gave up in the end....

Is California pedantic with these types of issues - that is the real question I guess!
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Thanks for the input folks. To close this on this thread. I got this changed during the transfer. The lady at DMV simply said I can change it for you, and I said go ahead. So the issue is resolved ;-)
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Thanks for the input folks. To close this on this thread. I got this changed during the transfer. The lady at DMV simply said I can change it for you, and I said go ahead. So the issue is resolved ;-)
Poor dear... she's likely to be fired for being helpful!

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Probably not. Try to amend it when you transfer title. Mine has the wrong tonnage. Some PO was arithmetically challenged with the simple USCG form. But I have not yet changed it. Someday some harbor may charge me double because of the corpulent values...but not yet.

Most of that info is simply to aid in identifying the yacht. Probably a holdover from the days when ships might have been coal, wood, oil, etc.
I assume you know that the calculated tonnage for a Document has nothing to do with the boat displacement...?
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