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Old 10-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #21
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Well, if that is what it takes to keep those ugly registration numbers off the boat's sides, I'll pay up.
That works fine for our boats but our Rib's look awful. Then you put 3' of numbers and a sticker on a 10' boat it really stands out.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:33 PM   #22
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That works fine for our boats but our Rib's look awful. Then you put 3' of numbers and a sticker on a 10' boat it really stands out.
Same deal with my 9' Jboat.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:40 PM   #23
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That works fine for our boats but our Rib's look awful. Then you put 3' of numbers and a sticker on a 10' boat it really stands out.

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:38 PM   #24
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #25
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I just read that if "Just confirmed with the CG that if you renew early, your new expiration date is the date of renewal (plus a year), not your old expiration date. So, if you renew early, you actually lose some of the "free" documentation you had!" New fee starts November 10, 2014 so if you are due soon you can save $26.00
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #26
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That works fine for our boats but our Rib's look awful. Then you put 3' of numbers and a sticker on a 10' boat it really stands out.
You can paint (or use a permanent marker) your registration numbers on an inflatable but trying to keep the state decal on one that you inflate and deflate often is pretty near impossible.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:32 PM   #27
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........New fee starts November 10, 2014 so if you are due soon you can save $26.00.

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Old 10-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #28
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Guys, I do not like paying fees or taxes anymore than anyone else. I guess the message is to renew on time not earlier. Now that being said, if there is one organization I do not mind chipping in a little more for it is th USCG. $26 bucks a year.....REALLY, $26.00.

Excuse me but I have some serious worrying to do, for instance, my boxer stack by my color coding is out of order and my sock drawer is messed up.

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Old 10-23-2014, 07:18 PM   #29
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I don't think the $26.00 is the issue. But I'm from Massachusetts and Gov Romney cut taxes for some and increased the fees for all. So I have a raw edge to new ever increasing government Fees. The new income stream to the Coast Guard from this fee will most likely be more than spent in the new costs to collect it. IMHO I bet it's $100.00+ in a few years.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:33 PM   #30
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Not trying to go OTDE, but the government agencies that, in this case especially look after us boaters, need funds to operate. I want across the board taxes with funds provided for all.. Look at the political climate... It certainally is not all for one these days.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:35 PM   #31
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$26 bucks a year.....REALLY, $26.00.
I know, right? How many times have I heard, "You know paying $500 extra for a marine grade (this) or to have and extra (that) is CHEAP insurance!"

Let's support the USCG. If $26 take some of the pressure off so they spend more money looking after us? You HAVE to agree it's a good thing.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:54 PM   #32
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The $26 pays for them to send you a letter (automated), read your reply and send you a documentation document. Only the government could spend $26 to do that. $5.00 would be more realistic.

The real question is, why every year? Why not every three years like some state registrations?
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:07 PM   #33
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The real question is, why every year? Why not every three years like some state registrations?
No, the real question is out of all the things wrong in the world and everything going on in most of our lives, why is this $26 such an issue?
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The $26 pays for them to send you a letter (automated), read your reply and send you a documentation document. Only the government could spend $26 to do that. $5.00 would be more realistic.

The real question is, why every year? Why not every three years like some state registrations?
Why not $100 for 4years, be done with it?? $100 up front is worth more than $26 for 4 years year at a time, not to mention admin costs saved?
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No, the real question is out of all the things wrong in the world and everything going on in most of our lives, why is this $26 such an issue?

EXACTLY... Now I gotta get back to my sock drawer.
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No, the real question is out of all the things wrong in the world and everything going on in most of our lives, why is this $26 such an issue?
$26 is not the issue. The issue is, every time we turn around the government is charging a new tax or fee while at the same time providing free food, housing and cell phones for those too lazy to support themselves.

Be ready for a tax on pooping!
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"Why not $100 for 4years, be done with it?? $100 up front is worth more than $26 for 4 years year at a time, not to mention admin costs saved? "

Yeah, an option would be nice, $26/yr or $100/4 yrs. Long as they send me a reminder as I know I will not remember in 4 years.
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$26 is not the issue. The issue is, every time we turn around the government is charging a new tax or fee while at the same time providing free food, housing and cell phones for those too lazy to support themselves.

Be ready for a tax on pooping!
the thieving bankers and hedge fund crooks that are picking your/our bones clean get a free ride in their new luxury coupes, get a free ride on our nickel without any resentment, but God forbid...a fee cell phone....jeeze.

Sorry, I forgot where I was posting.....forget what I said...I lost my head.
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the thieving bankers and hedge fund crooks that are picking your/our bones clean get a free ride in their new luxury coupes, get a free ride on our nickel without any resentment, but God forbid...a fee cell phone....jeeze.

Sorry, I forgot where I was posting.....forget what I said...I lost my head.
I pay a tax on my cell phone plan that gives freeloaders a better plan than I am paying for.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:04 PM   #40
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I pay a tax on my cell phone plan that gives freeloaders a better plan than I am paying for.
Go to OTDE for futher explaination, based on my 30 years of experience in the TELCO industry.
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