Originally Posted by BandB
Are you going to be returning to VA? If so, I'd register the boat there as VA is about as cheap as it gets. It's not required but many Virginians with documented vessels do it, to make boating in other states easier. Every state between VA and FL can question you and even require you to register.
I live in Texas and there is no advantage to being unregistered. The fee is small and unless you have a problem with the numbers on the hull, there is no reason not to register. My last 2 boats were documented but I also had the reg. numbers because it saved me the hassle of being pulled over.