"Please note that this does not, and in fact can not, require a federally documented boat to DISPLAY a state REGISTRATION NUMBER....while the sticker may be required,..."-- SailingDog
No argument, here, Dog. My point was, simply, that Florida law mandates that documented vessels be registered in Florida and the local constabulary really does check for it. They are not just sea stories.
If you ask me (and no-one did) having to pay a few hundred dollars to register your already documented vessel, just to pass through Florida waters, is (choose your adjective).
"Don't take life too seriously - Nobody gets out alive"