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Old 25 January 2012, 17:21   #11
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DMV angle of attack #1
Have DMV use Navy hull number "7MRBXXXX" as the HIN. I think this is the simplest as its already permanently attached somewhere. (right?)

DMV angle of attack #2
If Willard didn't build it as a pleasure boat then it was never "commercially made" as far as DMV is concerned. So have them issue a HIN as if it were backyard built. Then you'd have to have an embossed plate or similar made to permanently affix to the transom = more hassle.

At least up here, boat registration is not done via the DMV. County Auditors and their subagents do it for an additional $3 fee. Normally they are pretty easy to work with, my previous boat had a typo in the HIN on the title and even that was fairly straighforward to fix. So I hope this goes drama free.
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Old 26 January 2012, 11:40   #12
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I was able to schedule an appt. online with them for tomorrow afternoon.
Off topic, but: How? Every time I try to make an appt with the CA DMV, it's a month and a half out, and at an inopportune time.

I had to register my boat with the DMV after the builder delivered from Canada. Had to take the rig down to the DMV, not so much for the boat, but for the trailer. They spent a long time looking at the label on the trailer before registering it. The boat went through without a second glance.

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Old 26 January 2012, 11:55   #13
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I had to register my boat with the DMV after the builder delivered from Canada. Had to take the rig down to the DMV, not so much for the boat, but for the trailer. They spent a long time looking at the label on the trailer before registering it. The boat went through without a second glance.
My trailer was provided by Polaris too, a Highliner made in Canada. But I had a certificate stating that it was made in compliance with USDOT standards. That's all WA State wanted and they registered/titled it.
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Old 26 January 2012, 16:55   #14
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Much ado about nothing...

After an hour and twenty minutes on the phone with the dmv yesterday and confusing the heck out of young kid and his supervisor, walking into the dmv today worked.

1. The sticking points yesterday on the phone were that this was a "commercially produced" boat newer than 1972 so regs state that the State of California won't issue an HIN (like they would for a home built boat). They suggested that maybe the manufacturer would have to issue the HIN or I could try my luck by bringing the boat to the dmv.

2. Showed up to the dmv with the boat today and had park illegally (crowded and no street parking). Was told that they didn't need the boat (she said it so quickly that it sounded like they never have to see it) then got scolded for not bringing the original bill of sale, only a copy. With that said, I was super nice, laid out the story with the govt liquidation paperwork, and they issued me HIN and CF numbers in 25 minutes! They only hiccup was that the computer didn't like inflatable & i/o together.

Glad that's done!

The moral of the story is be nice and spin them a story and you should be ok!
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Old 26 January 2012, 18:30   #15
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Yay!!
I have no idea but just being there face to face makes a ton of difference in my experience. On the phone, they just want you to hang up and go away. In person, they do try to get your vehicle properly licensed and titled.

So where's some pics of your new RIB??
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Maybe some pics tomorrow. I'm trying to get in the water for a bit.

New tubes are bolted on (except for the last 3 bolts per side on the inside bow...winkled a bit funny). Seven quarts of Royal Purple 75W-90 are being transfered from another store to my local Napa Auto Parts tomorrow morning. Changing the gear oil in Konrad after I get a little work done and hoping to get on the water for an hour or two!

Reading up right now!
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Have a blast, ncp; get some pics on here when you get off the water.

I think I'm going to be dry again this weekend; was planning on a couple of days of diving and crabbing in Monterey, but my back is acting up. I'll be waiting for your pics to get my boating fix.


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Good for you ncp. I have had to get two boats from gov auctions registered in CA. Always do it in person.
It looks like California is taking over Rib.net! We will have to see if we can get a rib get together going!
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Sorry sf_bay, one last highjack of your thread:

Got the boat in the water for the first time this afternoon. Launched in Mission Bay, did a couple of hot laps and then headed out in the ocean down towards Point Loma. You have to love 72+ and sunny in January! The Willard handled beautifully in the 4-6 ft. seas once we got clear of the Mission Bay jetties. Only a couple minor issues but I'll save that for another thread!

[My neighbors son has been helping me with the refurb so I let him do some of the driving; he's 15 and just got his pilots license!]
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Good for you ncp. I have had to get two boats from gov auctions registered in CA. Always do it in person.
It looks like California is taking over Rib.net! We will have to see if we can get a rib get together going!
Hey ! I will take the photo's
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