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I don't know if different rules work in different states or whether Canadians warrant different attention to South Africans or New Zealanders and I have posted this elsewhere:
We came from New Zealand (I'm South African, my wife is British, curious mix, I know) to the US, bought a boat in California, immediately de-registered it from the US register via the customs office in San Diego and as said in the other thread, the only limitations that I was aware of were the original limitations of my visa which allowed me to stay in the US for 3 months.
At no time did any authority even mention the phrase "cruising permit" to us. Up until reading this thread I was unaware of the requirement for such a permit and if it is a requirement, I find it interesting that none of the authorities we had to deal with mentioned it.
But as T34C said, maybe run it by the CG or maybe Customs or Homeland Security to be sure.
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