Also, in the long run, USCG documentation is usually cheaper... it is a one-time cost, with free renewals, where state registration is payable annually.
He's a New Jorker, like myself, so he'll still have to pay the annual state pound of flesh whether it is documented or not.
Sucks, don't it?
Charlie P. P31-2 #80 CATNAP
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I suspect that, if you should go to the end of the world, you would find somebody there going farther . . . - H.D. Thoreau