Thanks Glen! - I figured there had to be a common sense-able approach to visitors from other states.
In Florida our marine patrol uses some pretty big boats. They would have a very difficult time trying to pull along side an Island without seriously damagaing something - especially in chop.
I think the marine patrol knows that a kayak is just not something you pull along side and tie up to. They have made inquires if I had a PFD but always from a respectable (and safe) distance.
I'm with you about compliance with the law. Just that we are a nation of too many laws sometimes
Before you know it you will be asked to carry a fire extinguisher, flare gun, and a ship to shore radio on board.
I have seen numbers attached to the sail - but of course they disappear when you roll up the sail.
Heaven knows where one would find space to put the numbers. Florida lets you use adhesive numbers but they must be 3" high and are FL + 6 digits. Or roughly a 3.5" x 20" flat space above the water line & easily visable from another boat. A friend in a power boat got a ticket because his #s wern't big enough.
Make up & wear 'T' shirts with your reg# on it?
Can 'O worms indeed.