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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:34 am 
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I purchased a TI in May primarily for Lake Tahoe use. I called the CA DMV twice and got conflicting answers. I went to the local DMV office to register my trailer and Kayak. When I tried to register the Kayak they said it is not required. I told them about the conflicting information and they double checked and said it is not required.
If I get hassled at the Lake I will go to court and call witnesses from the DMV.
Due to the many conflicting jurisdictions It is highly unlikely I would ever get hassled at the Lake. The local gendarmes are more concerned with the tourists in rental boats and drunks out of control.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:57 pm 
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When I purchased my TI the dealer assured me that registration was not required in CA and most of the boats he sold were not registered. Shortly thereafter I was stopped on the water by harbor patrol for no registration on a sailboat and got a warning. Sure enough, CA requires sailing vessels over 8 feet to be registered. If you ever put up a sail you can get cited if no reg numbers. So I went to DMV and after explaining my situation to a few agents I got registered and titled. Then the county contacted me and charged for back property taxes! FYI you also will not pass a Coast Guard vessel exam (VSE) unless registered - they uphold state requirements.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Looking into this now for TX, anyone know about TX DMV regarding this subject? I have a 13' Revo and 14' PA and I just bought a sail kit to use between the two.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:08 am 
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is registration needed for kayaks too?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:34 am 
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John Spear wrote:
is registration needed for kayaks too?


Texas: any vessel 14' or greater with sail = registration required

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