Originally Posted by hellosailor
But either way, they must have been bored. NYS law says a vessel does not need NYS registration AT ALL unless it has been in the navigable waters of NYS for more than 90 days. Have it hauled overnight once every 89 days and you can keep it here forever, without registering the boat.
A little mis-leading. All ' applicable" NYS vessels need to be registered.
Out of state vessels operating in NY waters also need a valid registration from another state. They are allowed to operate in NYS waters for 90 days with their out of state registration. There's no pass on registration that I can see.
In Jon's case...it sounds like the vessel wasn't registered yet in Ohio..nor was the documentation process completed. It had a maryland registered dinghy..(old?) and an outdated hailing port..probably expired documentation...
Jon offers no details on how it got resolved. But, It sounds like he was given some professional courtesy.