Funny Fishing

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President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act of 2008!

 President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act Into Law Wed Jul 30, 9:47 AM ET To: OUTDOORS EDITORS Contact: Ellen Hopkins of National Marine Manufacturers Association, +1-312-946-6249, ehopkins@nmma.org NMMA applauds important relief measure for recreational boating WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a significant victory for the recreational marine industry and the American boating and angling public, President Bush late yesterday signed into law S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, protecting the more than 17 million recreational boats throughout the U.S. from...

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Optional Boat Titling

Optional Titling States and why: *Idaho – 2000 model yr boats or newer.   *Iowa – 17ft boats and above or if there is a lien. *Mississippi – If there is a lien, a boat is titled. *Nebraska – 1972 boats or newer. *North Carolina – If there is a lien, a boat is titled. *Pennsylvania – 1997 boats or...

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Registration Only States

Below is the list of states that only require boat registration to be processed. These states do not issues titles. If there is a lien on the boat, a Uniform Commercial Code or UCC is filed with the county or state of registration to show there is a lien. Working with eBoatLoans for the past few years, I have a good deal of people who try to defraud the system. We look very closely at boats that come from non-titling states because these are easier to omit information regarding previous liens or actual owners. Luckily, we have not have this problem since our fraud department catches...

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Boat Titling State

The list below are the states that require boat titling. Some states, you will find that do not require a title or it is optional if there is a lien. In the blogs to come, I will point out those states as well. * = The states that have a star next to it do not require a title if the boat is U.S. Coast Guard Documented. Oklahoma still issues a title even if a boat is Documented with the Coast Guard. West Virginia is an optional titling state if a vessel is Coast Guard Documented. FYI:  If a state that issues a title to a Coast Guard Documented vessel, there is a bigger risk for fraud....

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