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Re: Document or register my vessel?

Originally Posted by Roger Long View Post
Not in my case and I don't think this is correct. I documented a 1980 vessel in 2007 and had the document a week after I started the process. All I had to show was the title from Michigan where I bought the boat and the subsequent Maine registrations. This was all done online with scans of the documents.

Since I could not produce an original builder's certificate, the year of construction is left blank on the documents and I do not have the option changing the recreational endorsement so I could do something like six pack tours.

The vessel documentation center is probably the most user friendly and responsive government agency you will ever deal with.
It seems things have changed, sorry to mislead.
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