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Old 12-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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Title has larger size for boat

Anyone know why my title has my boat 2 feet longer than what its supposed to be. I have a 26' outer reef. Are they including a swim platform if i choose to put one on in the future? Or are they just sticking it to me for the tax on the extra length?
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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Is the vessel 26' LOA, or the length on the sales brochure? Have you taped it out?
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #3
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Anyone know why my title has my boat 2 feet longer than what its supposed to be. I have a 26' outer reef. Are they including a swim platform if i choose to put one on in the future? Or are they just sticking it to me for the tax on the extra length?
If you are going to document it you can use the cg form for simplified measurement form cg-5397. Basically anything that is not part of the buoyant hull envelope is excluded. Manufactures who ship their boats use loa's which include bow sprits and swim platforms if the are being shipped attached because that is how they get charged.

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Old 12-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #4
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If you are going to document it you can use the cg form for simplified measurement form cg-5397. Basically anything that is not part of the buoyant hull envelope is excluded. Manufactures who ship their boats use loa's which include bow sprits and swim platforms if the are being shipped attached because that is how they get charged.

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He's titled, not documented.....
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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My boat's manufacturer variously describes the length variously as 35 feet, 35 feet 8 inches, and 36 feet. Overall, including the anchor/bow pulpit and folded swim step, it's an estimated 38 feet. To people making a general, non-precise inquiry on the boat's length, I use one of the three manufacturer's descriptions depending on my mood.
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The general rule is to describe a boat's length by the length of the hull, excluding extensions such as swim platform and bowsprit and anchor roller and anchor. Manufacturers will usually use an approximation of the overall length including non-hull extensions in order to magnify the boat's size as a marketing strategy. Marinas are likely more interested in the overall length, including overhanging davits/dinghy. For registration or documentation purposes, use hull length unless otherwise specified.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #7
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Anyone know why my title has my boat 2 feet longer than what its supposed to be. I have a 26' outer reef. Are they including a swim platform if i choose to put one on in the future? Or are they just sticking it to me for the tax on the extra length?
If your registration fee is based on length (or if having the incorrect length registered really irritates you), contact the state and ask how this can be corrected.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #8
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I think that fall in a high tax rate at 23. Jut got a dive platform so its close to 28 now anyway.
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