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#1 ahg

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Posted September 19 2012 - 4:07 PM

If I have a canoe and I attach a small electric trolling motor, does the canoe have to be registered?

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Posted September 19 2012 - 4:10 PM

Last I knew, anything that can be or is powered must be registered.

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Posted September 19 2012 - 4:56 PM

yes

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Posted September 19 2012 - 5:06 PM

I never agreed with it, but yes you do.
I would play dumb you could get away with it for years, or your first time out run into officer green jeans and he decides he is bored and he will make an example of you.
If it where up to the people running this state they would want your canoe insured and inspected every year :shock:

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Posted September 19 2012 - 5:47 PM

I never agreed with it, but yes you do.
I would play dumb you could get away with it for years, or your first time out run into officer green jeans and he decides he is bored and he will make an example of you.
If it where up to the people running this state they would want your canoe insured and inspected every year :shock:

I agree,play dumb.I think it is ridiculous to need to register an electric motor.Its easier for me to play dumb since i am a girl.

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Posted September 19 2012 - 5:50 PM

For legal purposes. Yes. Does it make sense? NO.

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Posted September 19 2012 - 6:19 PM

A freind of mine tried playing dumb. Cost him 250 dollar fine. Think it only cost 50 to reg a canoe. It's good for two years. Alot easier on the wallet.

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Posted September 19 2012 - 6:35 PM

You never needed to register an electric motor on a boat in Massachusetts....until Gov. Mike Dukakis came along and saw the potential to steal a little more money from the public.
Senseless, ridiculous over regulation.....the Massachusetts way! I don't think Dukakis ever even caught a kiver in his miserable life!

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Posted September 19 2012 - 6:51 PM

Vehicle inspection stickers is another one I cant stand :mad:
When you buy a brand new vehicle it should not need inspection for at least the lenth of the warranty, IMHO it should be at least five years old before needing inspections, another Taxachusetts cash cow. B.S.

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Posted September 19 2012 - 8:18 PM

Thanks all for the replies. It seems like a stupid law, but none the less I like to follow the rules whether I agree with them or not.

Car inspections....:mad:

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Posted September 19 2012 - 8:20 PM

Registering seems like a real PIA...you have to provide proof of ownership and sales tax! :huh:

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Posted September 20 2012 - 11:08 AM

Vehicle inspection stickers is another one I cant stand :mad:
When you buy a brand new vehicle it should not need inspection for at least the lenth of the warranty, IMHO it should be at least five years old before needing inspections, another Taxachusetts cash cow. B.S.


You can kill a set of brakes in a year. If you can get 5 years out of a set of tires, I'd like to know what brand you get. Both of those can be killer items if they fail--for both you and whoever you hit when your brakes fail or you hydroplane because your tires are treadless.

Move to NY where it costs about twice as much, and if your car is more than 5 years old, it has to pass a REAL emissions test. Here, if your check engine light isn't on, you pass the emissions test.

I laugh about you "Taxachusetts" guys. Go live on LI or NJ and learn what high taxes and pain in the ass fees and regs really are. In NJ, the state runs inspection stations and it takes hours waiting to even get into the test bay.

And yes, brand new cars have to be inspected---at least in NY.
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Posted September 20 2012 - 12:27 PM

Registering seems like a real PIA...you have to provide proof of ownership and sales tax! :huh:


It's all about separating you and your money (to pay off the public employees) Yes it's a major PITA just to hook a little electric motor on a canoe....the way a normal human being would do something.
Massachusetts HATES it when citizens act like normal human beings, rather enjoying to treating you like a 'subject'.

It's the Massachusetts way! And there is always a POS willing to enforce insignificant violations....while major crimes & illegals go along their merry way.


As for vehicle inspections, Massachusetts raised the fee to a horrendous $35, from $15....then shortly after stopped doing the 'emissions' test all together. Ain't it all GRAND!!!

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Posted September 20 2012 - 1:58 PM


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Originally Posted by bb1 View Post





It's all about separating you and your money (to pay off the public employees)



Yeah! Screw all those firefighters, teachers, librarians, police officers, and soldiers.



 



 



Is it really that absurd to have to pay a fee to register something that in almost every case will be transported on public roads, launched at public landings/ramps, and used on public waterways?



 



I understand the frustration with having to register truly small boats like canoes, but remember this is a low-level luxury tax--if it's that hard to cough up the fee, then pick up a paddle!



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Posted September 20 2012 - 2:21 PM

[quote name="Stepback" url="/t/864029/do-you-need-to-register-a-canoe-with-a-small-trolling-motor#post_9537803"
Is it really that absurd to have to pay a fee to register something that in almost every case will be transported on public roads, launched at public landings/ramps, and used on public waterways?
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We, the people, all ready PAID for those roads, ramps & waterways....and private business built it. Don't act as if government magically made them appear, therefore we should pay again.
You sound like that screwball female on TV having a 'blond' moment (bugging out her eyes out like a crazed person)!

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