One thing you need to know, you can put any hailing port you want on your boat. Doesn't have to be the port you actually keep it in.
If you live in PA, put PA on it and keep it PA even if you move it to another state.
My first documented boat had the town I live in which isn't even close to where I kept my boat. Second boat actually had the town I kept the boat in.
It really doesn't matter.
You do know you do not put any state numbers on a documented boat. State sticker maybe (depending on the state) but no state numbers.
I might add, I've known lots of people that bought their boats in other states, brought them to VA and never changed the hailing port. I would say that happens often.
Last edited by chuck53; 01-14-2010 at 07:08 PM.