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    Senior Member Tony B's Avatar
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    $26 a year is not going to kill me. I'm surprised it took up until now to start charging. In tough economic times it's easier for the law makers to get way with legislation with the old "let the users pay" philosophy.
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    We debated between NC registration and CG docs, and then NC made it easy: they said, fine, document your boat. And then pay the NC taxes anyway. So here we are with the NC numbers on our hull.

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    For a houseboat, I'm not sure CG registration is worth the trouble.
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for!

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    Depends on the state and the lake. It makes sense for my situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stmbtwle View Post
    For a houseboat, I'm not sure CG registration is worth the trouble.
    What trouble, all I have to do every year is sign the form they send me.

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    Senior Member Tony B's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller Tyme View Post
    What trouble, all I have to do every year is sign the form they send me.
    ....and not have to put the state numbers on the side of your boat
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    I talked to my registration guy yesterday. My registration should be done by the end of this month. It is currently a 3-4 month process.

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    Senior Member Stmbtwle's Avatar
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    Yeah, I know the numbers are a REALLY big hassle for some. To each his own.
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for!

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    This has been big topic of discussion in Kentucky. As I said in a previous post, our lender required USCG documentation. The boat we bought was already documented. Ky law requires us to send in a form in May to the state capital stating the value, then we get billed in October by the county where the boat is docked. Rates vary wildly from county to county and we're in the one with the highest rates. I can't help but wonder how many people on my dock just skip sending in that form.

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