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Re: Registration Numbers on the Hull?
" document the boats so they don't have to show their DL registration numbers, "
In a word, no. The watercops in the tristate (NY/NJ/CT) area are all very much aware that registration numbers are not required on documented vessels, and documented vessels are VERY common up here.
The business about hiding DL registrations is nonsense, since every USCG documented vessel has to show a hailing port on the stern, andthe watercops AND TAXMEN have been onto that game since the early 1980's, when they started sweeping the docks and checking for sham corporations. They do the same thing now. You got Delaware papers? OK, what's theboat doing here? How long has it been here? And what's the purpose of the corporation, what other activity does it conduct?
Very few boat owners up here are stupid enough to play that game, because for the past 20 years it has been a good way to get a fast ride to tax court and a hefty penalty.