I am heading out of Colorado at the end of May for a few weeks cruising in SE AK. We will be dragging New Moon up to Prince Rupert, BC for launch and crossing back into US Waters directly.
According to the NVDC website, they received my Exchange of COD Application on March 29th, 2019. Also according to their website they are sitting at about a 3-month-wait for COD Exchanges.
So it looks like we will not actually have a valid COD until the trip is almost over.
It seems that the only "practical" way to handle this is to register the boat
here in CO before the trip.
In CO I am covered by the COD and don't need the additional CO Registration
as long as I ACTUALLY HAVE a COD.
Since the COD Application will still be in the works, I don't see a way around spending the extra $ on the CO registration
as a Stop-Gap until my COD is actually delivered.
There seems to be an allowance for a Renewal of COD Application due to the long processing times here: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/D...SIB_003_19.pdf
but since I am doing an Exchange rather than a Renewal I don't think this would apply to me.
Any thoughts or direction that could keep me legal
while saving me the additional CO registration fees