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NY Boat Registration

Discussion in 'Annual Assembly' started by Grandlaker, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Grandlaker

    Grandlaker Builder & Restorer

    Is NY a reciprecating state as far as boat Registrations? Will I be able to use my Grand Laker at the Assembly with it's ME boat Registration ???? Or will I have to Register it in NY
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Pleasure craft with a valid registration in another state can operate in NY waters for up to 90 consecutive days.

    So, no worries.
  3. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    What if your home state does not have registration for canoes?
  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Only boats propelled by mechanical means need to be registered in NY. Therefore, canoes, guide boats, sailboats (without auxiliary outboard) need not worry.

    Put an Evinrude through-hull canoe motor in your Indian Girl, register it somewhere.
  5. OP

    Grandlaker Builder & Restorer

    Thanks Dan
  6. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    The registration requirement for canoes also applies to electric trolling motors. If you use a motor on your canoe, it must to be registered.

    Related, PFD's are required in NYS.
    If you do not have them in your craft you can be ticketed. The DEC patrols the St. Regis Chain regularly so it's a good idea to pay attention to this.
  7. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Are there any other requirements, like the standard whistle, floating rope, manual bailer etc? cost of this stuff is always WELL below the ticket, at least in Ontario.
  8. kayamedic

    kayamedic Kim Gass

    No but having them is a good idea.. You never know if you will meet someone in trouble or a jacka** out there. The lakes are public. Don't forget a headlamp..there could be a full moon paddle.
  9. rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Maybe the first Grand Laker New York has ever seen! ;)
  10. OP

    Grandlaker Builder & Restorer

    No Kevin There has been allot of Grand Lakers in NY I have a picture somewhere of one in front of the statue of Liberty . Why you not coming to the assembly ???
  11. rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Now a picture of a grand lake in front of Lady Liberty! Now that's a cool picture Dale! Just got married May 31st and we can't swing the time to make it up this year. Kinda bummed. I really enjoy being up there. Hope you have fun this year!
  12. OP

    Grandlaker Builder & Restorer

    To bad. I was hoping to get you in my bow with a fly rod for the paddle by. See you next time
  13. rangerkevin

    rangerkevin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    You know that I know the bow of a grand laker quite well! ;) That would have been fun. Sorry I'm going to miss out. Have a great time out there!

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