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Old 02-16-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Crossing state lines via boat, I have decided, is FUN! *

I am surprised the Alabama/Tennessee state line is not marked on the river. *Are most state lines marked on the water where you boat?
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:31 PM   #2
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Don't recall any state lines marked.* Of course, I was not looking for them to be.* Crossing state lines is something to be wary of because each state has different tax requirements.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #3
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Don't recall any state lines marked.* Of course, I was not looking for them to be.* Crossing state lines is something to be wary of because each state has different tax requirements.
haha- Don, I installed a cloaking mode system on my trawler- it can sit invisibly for months at a time such that the tax man cannot see it. *Once I begin to market it I believe I will be fairly wealthy. *
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Some mark them and some don't. Chuck
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Don't recall any state lines marked.* Of course, I was not looking for them to be.* Crossing state lines is something to be wary of because each state has different tax requirements.
haha- Don, I installed a cloaking mode system on my trawler- it can sit invisibly for months at a time such that the tax man cannot see it. *Once I begin to market it I believe I will be fairly wealthy. *

Ha ha, Tony.* If you are still regitered out of state, the TWRA will lift your cloak and attach a little welcome to Tennessee note on your bow rail.

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No- we registered her in TN so she is properly a Tennessean now! I still have to register the dinghy though- didn't have the paperwork with me when we registered the trawler.
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Woodsong,I can tell you firsthand that traveling from Louisiana to Texas on the ICW there is no
Welcome to Texas! sign along the way. Of course when we come back we get the same treatment!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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I've been from SC to GA and back. No sign.
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So, what's the point here? Are we worried about going past the line with an underage passenger?*
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Or running from the authorities?
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Didn't NASCAR get started that way.

Are you running rum?

You could start a NASTRAWLER.

Soup her up with Hillybilly go faster pipes.
and chrome Muffler bearings. Even a Powder coated Johnson rod.

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Point being- you'd think they'd put a state sign welcoming you to the new state! I used to do a lot of long distance wilderness backpacking and have crossed many state lines in that process miles and miles and miles from any road infrastructure- it was always fun to see a state line out in the middle of nowhere, regardless of how simple it may be. I am surprised states don't do this for their waterways.

Nastrawler.....SD- wasn't that a bad character in Lord of the Rings??? lol- clever name though!!
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Point being- you'd think they'd put a state sign welcoming you to the new state! I used to do a lot of long distance wilderness backpacking and have crossed many state lines in that process miles and miles and miles from any road infrastructure- it was always fun to see a state line out in the middle of nowhere, regardless of how simple it may be. I am surprised states don't do this for their waterways.

Nastrawler.....SD- wasn't that a bad character in Lord of the Rings??? lol- clever name though!!
I don't care if I'm welcome or not. I'm goin in!!! *
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Border marker at White Pass:



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Skipper Dude,
Do you have a spare copy of the Nastrawler 2011 schedule? I think I loaned mine to Charles Culotta and he never returned it!
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Mark, I take it that picture was made at low tide
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The pass is 873 meters above sea level and is accessible by train part of the year.
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Point being- you'd think they'd put a state sign welcoming you to the new state!
They recently tried this on the border between the US and Canada between the San Juan and Gulf Islands in what I guess we're now supposed to call the Salish Sea.* It worked great for a bit until the wind and current conspired to first*move the big yellow line and the welcome signs and*then*disperse all*the dye.

Then they tried a long line of buoys, sort of like a traffic cone line, but the border runs right down through the primary shipping lane from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver harbor, so the container ships and bulk carriers kept winding up the buoy lines in their props.* So that didn't work.*

Asking the Navy to train a bunch of their anti-terrorist porpoises to cruise up and down the border wearing bright yellow "Welcome" vests didn't work either because the Navy porpoises would get distracted by the sexy resident porpoises that were slinking about catching salmon and they'd wander off.

So the US-BC border is back to being unmarked.* There is a joint committee working on the problem, though.* They meet every Thursday at 1400 in the BC parliament building in Victoria if you want to drop by with an idea.* I think they're at the point where they'll try anything.



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Every time we travel from Tsawassen to the Gulf islands on the ferry, we cross into the US waters and then back into Canadian waters. All those ceremonial welcomes, first to the States, with all of its flag waving and patriotic songs, then the return ceremonies into Canada, with songs about hosers and beer, are getting tiresome.
Too bad I was busy at 1400 hrs this afternoon, Could have been interesting to see what Marin's committee has in store for us.
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Between the US and Canada between the San Juan and Gulf Islands in what I guess we're now supposed to call the Salish Sea.*

Salish Sea.............

I would personally like to thank the morons that came up with this idea with my best one finger salute!

I guess it is supposed to give our First Nation folks here around PUGET SOUND all kinds of warm fuzzies...

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