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Registration Question
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:43:36 PM »
ok so I never registered my Crawdad (save the lecture) as I haven't needed to.  I've been using it 20+ years and the 1 time DEM found me, they let me go out of professional courtesy  8)   That said, I guess its time to play by the rules.  Problem is, I bought it in roughly 1993 from a former neighbor...definitely don't have a bill of sale, and I'm not sure I ever even got one.  Online DEM site says I need one?   How do I get around this is there is even a way?  I believe the Crawdad is a mid to late 80's model.
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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 06:45:40 AM »
Best solution would be to try to locate the neighbor and get a bill of sale from them.

If that's not possible, call the DEM boat registry and ask them the best way to handle it. Better to get it right the first time than to have to make 3 or 4 trips to try to register it.

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 08:25:02 AM »
i dont actually mean this of course.....but i know the guys name who sold me the boat.   Whats preventing me from just typing up a bill of sale from "him"  and just using that?

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 09:27:14 AM »
You'll have to forge his signature :angel:  But it should work ;)


Call registry ahead of going, i did and was glad i did to make sure i had every thing i need. They actually pick up the phone there and help 8)
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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 09:41:15 AM »
i dont actually mean this of course.....but i know the guys name who sold me the boat.   Whats preventing me from just typing up a bill of sale from "him"  and just using that?

Not a thing stopping you  (giggle)

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 02:37:43 PM »
I know nothing. Nothing!  ;)


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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 07:29:41 PM »
The only thing is that a bill of sale needs to be notarized. Just need a notary to be on your side.
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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 07:53:01 PM »
Notarized bill of sale in your neighbor's name  and your good to go. Fill out the correct form(s) hand everything to them and you'll get it registered.  ;D

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 08:32:19 PM »
Boat and motor applications also have to be notarized.

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2015, 09:20:32 PM »
Seems quite annoying or im jist being lazy.  I thought boats under 12ft didnt need to be registered?  Jist hecause i use a trolling motor i now have to register it?  What nonsense.

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 10:19:38 AM »
Seems quite annoying or im jist being lazy.  I thought boats under 12ft didnt need to be registered?  Jist hecause i use a trolling motor i now have to register it?  What nonsense.


Any boat in RI, regardless of length, needs to be registered if any kind of motor is used on it, even if it's a TM. Been that way for quite some time now.

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 04:54:16 PM »
I know of that ridiculous rule Curt.   I see ZERO need for a trolling motor to be registered however.  Talk about overkill.

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 04:59:00 PM »
I know of that ridiculous rule Curt.   I see ZERO need for a trolling motor to be registered however.  Talk about overkill.

Oh, I'm not saying I agree with it, but it is the law. On top of that, RI also requires that all motors be registered. Yes, even trolling motors are supposed to be registered  ::)

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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 05:20:41 PM »
I only follow the important Laws anyway.   That aint one of em.  :)  I assume next I will also have to register my left sneaker, Tackle Box & bottle of sunscreen?!?!?   :police:
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Re: Registration Question
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 06:06:49 PM »
I assume next I will also have to register my left sneaker, Tackle Box & bottle of sunscreen?!?!?   :police:

Probably  (giggle)