Thinwater skinner wrote:
TEXAS is you have a bathtub and place a gas engine or an electric motor on it you would have to register the tub if you place it in public water.
But registered where... I bet a bunch of superyachts are tied up along Texan coast with registrations of convenience. Just now I saw an almost 300 foot private yacht putter by with the usual Cayman Island flag, even though it probably visits that island once or never in it's life. There used to be one appalachian state that didn't register any boats, and folks in say Illinois would present bills of sale from Kentucky or whatever in lieu of registration some years ago.
So maybe we can get a sailing or solar powered kayak registered for life with 100 Paraguayan pesos if we can prove we once slipped just beyond the 3 or 12 mile territorial limit? I'm not trying to save pennies, but escape a needless domino effect, such as having to attend regular classes intended to reduce reckless jetski injuries.
Our state micromanages harmless citizens with excessive costs and obligations because they are soft targets. Meanwhile if it isn't letting every felon have probation with their 40th conviction, it lets it's prison employees shovel in drugs and phones for cash because their employment agreement ensures no searches allowed at work arrival (this from state guards of whom HALF called in sick on superbowl day). Let me kayak in bureaucratic peace!