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Re: Finger Lakes,NY to Key West,Fl.
You are probably right that the tender should be registered somewhere to be legal. I'm not totally certain of it though. I wonder if there are states where there is no registration for the tender.
I've heard many proclaim that putting T/T followed by your boat name on the tender (meaning tender to .........) will skirt the registration problem, assuming your boat is registered. I've never read where that is officially correct, however, I have seen it many many times.
You're probably better safe than sorry, although, that cardiac event you refer to doesn't sound too safe either ! As you proclaim that you draw attention to yourself, you might consider adjusting that as a safety measure against getting fines you are unaware of. In today's society, when traveling from state to state, it is entirely impossible to be aware of all the rules and regulations. Just like world cruisers, who have to deal with that many times over, the trick is always to avoid attracting attention.
Ironically, I'm not convinced that rowing your tender changes the registration requirement in some states.
All the best on your journey, I enjoy reading it while stuck on the hard these days.
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