Originally Posted by RhythmDoctor
Does the presence of this number on the sticker now make its posting prohibited by the Feds? (Sorry, I do not have a documented vessel, so I don't know if PA requires reg stickers on documented boats.)
Pennsylvania, does require the registration sticker to be displayed on documented vessels.
I wouldn't think that because the actual registration number is also on the sticker itself now in PA. it would violate the vessel marking rules of documentation.
This from the FAQ. page of the NVDC:
IS A DOCUMENTED VESSEL EXEMPT FROM STATE JURISDICTION?
No, all documented vessels must comply with the laws of the state in which they are operated. The vessel's document must be shown to state law enforcement personnel upon their demand. States may require documented vessels to be registered (but not numbered) and to display state decals showing that they have complied with state requirements.
While it doesn't address the specific point that you bring up, the intent is to allow the states to identify those that are in " State" compliance.