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Re: USCG Certificate of Documentation
Wollard, just pick up a phone and call the nice folks at the Vessel Documentation Center. Really, they enjoy answering the phones and giving out the right answers, and assuming you are a citizen, you've already PAID for their assistance. If no one calls, they'll be fired as superfluous. So...please, call them.
"completely screwy" You got that right! If I walk into a "state" office with a federal document that says I own a specific titled property, and that state monkey doesn't want to recognize it...Oh gee, that's usually a federal crime and I don't waste my time arguing about it, I just drop a dime and file the complaint.
I had a recent discussion with a certain national financial institution that has a (sadly typical) policy of refusing to accept certain state legal papers claiming "you have to use our forms" and go chase down another notary for them. And as I explained to the nice rep who was helping me, I knew the state law on that one, and it did say that they didn't have to accept the state papers, but it also said in black and white that they would be fully accountable, with no limits, for any losses or damages caused by their failure to accept the papers. So I wasn't going to argue, I'd attempted service, and she might want to remind their legal department "unlimited damages" was the criteria now, have a nice day.
I got a phone call back a month later from the rep, saying that legal "would allow" the state papers for now but please, would it be convenient for me to fill out there set too, sometime at my convenience?
Carrot, stick. I only serve carrots ONCE at each meal.