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Old 10-10-2014, 08:21 AM   #1
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New CG Fee

I got a letter from the CG yesterday which states that any renewal of the USCG Certificate of Documentation expiring after November 10th must be accompanied by $26.00.

Sorry if this has been posted before now.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #2
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I had heard rumblings about this but you are the first that I see got the letter. I guess mine will be in the mail soon. Just one more thing to add to the boat bucks.
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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http://www.uscg.mil/nvdc/news/renewal.pdf

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
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And there you go...
Small fee in comparison to the fee we pay for the registration each year. At least in Florida....
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:16 AM   #5
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And there you go...
Small fee in comparison to the fee we pay for the registration each year. At least in Florida....
In SC my registration fee would be $30 for three years. That's $10 per year and that's what I have to pay for my dinghy.

For all the trouble and the numbers and decal on my boat, I don't think it's worth it to change. I spent more than $26 the last time I ate at a restaurant.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:34 AM   #6
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My Florida registration is $122.50 if I do it in my home county because of a waterfront tax. If I drive 20 miles to the closest inland county it is $82.50. It just happens that located in this inland county are two very fine BBQ joints. Since I love BBQ, I renew my registration while I am over there. The $40.00 savings will buy a lot of BBQ.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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My Florida registration is $122.50 if I do it in my home county because of a waterfront tax. If I drive 20 miles to the closest inland county it is $82.50. It just happens that located in this inland county are two very fine BBQ joints. Since I love BBQ, I renew my registration while I am over there. The $40.00 savings will buy a lot of BBQ.
The fee isn't based on your home address or where the boat is kept? That's odd.
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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I just wish they would do it for more than a year at a time.
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:50 PM   #9
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In Florida you can renew in any county that you please and for two years if you want. You can also pay your sales tax on a purchase in any county. The tax is uniform at 6% even though some counties have higher rates.

And, the BBQ was excellent. Just got back.
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Old 10-10-2014, 10:15 PM   #10
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In SC my registration fee would be $30 for three years. That's $10 per year and that's what I have to pay for my dinghy.

For all the trouble and the numbers and decal on my boat, I don't think it's worth it to change. I spent more than $26 the last time I ate at a restaurant.

That's what it is on my Jboat,$30 every 3 years.I debated about state or USCG reg when i build the big boat.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:31 AM   #11
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New CG Fee

My boat is documented, but also registered in RI, where it's moored and stored all year. With the new fee, I'm now questioning the need for the CG documentation. Why should I keep the boat documented? Not planning on leaving the US.

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Old 10-11-2014, 12:07 PM   #12
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Then of course there are us guys with older boats in Florida. My yearly registration for the trawler is only $5.00 ($9.25 for a two-year registration). The dinghy is more expensive than the trawler, at $11.50 for a year. So clearly CG registration is not for me! :-)
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:28 PM   #13
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If you have a preferred mortgage on a boat (most lenders I think that's what they use)...you have to have the boat documented (I think)...

Hopefully one of out infamous brokers can clarify...
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:02 PM   #14
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The fee isn't based on your home address or where the boat is kept? That's odd.
In SC the registration is the same regardless where you live. It is the taxes that are based on the address.
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Can we take a state reg'd only boat to Canada and point south?My boat will fall on that line of maybe not being big enough for USCG reg's.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:47 PM   #17
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Plenty of boats cross from WA into BC without being documented. They have to provide a registration number instead.
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Here we go again, Andy!
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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.

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Old 10-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #20
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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'd be nice.
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