Re: Typical procedure to copy title for Harbormaster?
If you are asked to provide a copy of a title or similar official document, you may want to insert a notice in a conspicuous place, like over the serial number or over an official's signature, saying something like, "This is not an official document and is not a legal substitute for the original." Write it on an index card and place it on the glass of the copier with the original, so the original is not altered. I actually wrote "VOID VOID VOID" in a similar case a few years ago, though that could cause some confusion in the person you are giving it to (it didn't in my case.)
Also, I would copy in black and white instead of color.