FlyMeAway sounds very up on the legal
aspects. Is he/she an attornery? The real issue is do you wish to become a WA resident? If you do, fine play by the rules, get registered pay the WA doc fees
on your boat and sleep with ease. If you are a bit of an outlaw and believe that you are TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY, there are ways to avoid a lot of these wasted superfluxes taxes
, cheating is a crime, avoidance is not. To me and it has worked with success just sort of keep a low profile and move ever so often. It is nice to be able to slip into Canada
for six months out of the year and Alaska
is the best cruising grounds I have ever been in. So far all the marinas are glad to see me return because I pay my rent and don't cause any problems.
So a few months in Alaska
, a few months in beautiful British Columbia
and then Washington
. That way no one knows where you are and quite frankly no one really cares. Whether they have a badge or not. But then I am a retired veteran have an international drivers license
, white hair and do not have the complexity of a job. Bah, humbug on the job!
I just remembered, I was in the John Wayne Marina a few years ago. That is near Squim, WA. I had a short term consulting job there with a little aircraft co. They would not allow me to live aboard, marina policy, but would allow me to stay as a guest at practically the same monthly rate. So I was there for approx. three months. No sweat and they thanked me for my stay when I left. Times were a bit hard then, sort of like now. Remember it is sometimes easer to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. JMHO Sunseeker