"So MD ramps up their enforcement against everyone,"
Well, many folks look askance at "Mary Land". Which made the news this year by enacting three school zones in areas where there are no children or schools, simply because that allows them to add speeding fines in the school zones. Kinda like the reputation it has for being the best enforced 55mph zone on I95, rather than the surrounding 65s.
Todd? Doesn't foreign flagging also encur some other problems, like taking the boat outside the US for at least 15 days at least once per year?
"Normally valid for one year, a cruising license has no bearing on the dutiability of a pleasure boat. Under Customs policy, when a foreign flag vessel's cruising license expires, that vessel may not be issued another license until the following three conditions have been met: (1) the vessel leaves the US for a foreign port or place, and (2) it returns from that foreign port or place, and (3) at least 15 days have elapsed since the previous license expired. (Customs Directive 3100-06, November 7, 1988.)"
Kinda forces you to spend a three week vacation someplace, doesn't it?