In the USA,
USA cruising permit does not include the dinghy. You
are required to have a
state registration. The guy did you a favor by not
writing you a ticket. It doesn’t
really matter which state you register in so long as
you have some sort of registration.
Rule of thumb, if it has a motor, it must be
part is explaining to the local tax agency that you
are required to register
the dinghy (per the authorities) but you do not
reside there or have a mailing address
in the state to where they can mail you the permit.
It is really screwed up. If
you are in a marina, that’ll be easier as you can
use their address.
You can mark
the dinghy “T/T No Stress” and show them the federal
rules that allow you to
use the tender to transit ONLY to and from the
mothership (no joy riding). Most
law enforcement officers are unaware of this. You
will need to carry it with
you. I do not know where to point you to online for
the rules. Perhaps someone else
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
Dear Amelians, I just head a local
constable visiting me,
asking for my dinghy registration. He sais any
motorized boat has to be
registered in the State of N.Y. My AMEL is Swiss
registered and logically if
that was true, I would also need to register my AMEL
in N.Y. However, this guy
wants to give me a ticket if he sees me again motoring
in the Dinghy. Any
locals reading this, please advise what I should say
to his guy next time...
"NO STRESS ".....!!!!!!!