We changed names but kept same documentation number.
11-10-2003 07:06 AM
Up until recently, the Vessel Documentation papers looked like an 8 1/2 X 11 yellow card stock form with official Coastie seals. Every year, it needed to be renewed, and the renewal was a sticker on the back of the card.
They now send you a new Documentation every year. I keep the complete history, previous owners doc''s included, in my ships papers. I keep all of mine stapled together, in sequence so at a moments notice I can cover pretty much the ownership history of my vessel.
I keep a full set of copies ashore, but the originals are supposed to stay on the boat. If you change ownership and your vessel No. changes, (as mine did when I re-named her) you must change the No. Plaque on the boat also. I heard this is rare, as they like to keep things consistant for their paperwork.
11-10-2003 05:54 AM
you should check out the documentation homesite
11-09-2003 08:40 PM
All I need here in my state registration
11-09-2003 07:51 PM
What do the US documentation papers look like and what other papers should the owner have to prove ownership. What do you need to cary when cruising copys or the original papers ?????????