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Registering a personal pontoon
Can anyone tell me what I need to do to register my personal pontoon boat. I do not see a HIN number anywhere on it and I do not have a certificate of origin as I got it used. I also do not have a title or bill of sale. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

-dan
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Re: [NJDiverDan] Registering a personal pontoon In reply to
From searching looks like the consensus is to take the boat into DMV and figure it out. Any other insights?

Thanks,

-dan
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Re: [NJDiverDan] Registering a personal pontoon In reply to
If it does not have a motor and is under 10 feet long . It does not to be registered. It will need an invasive species sticker.
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According to the Idaho Fish and Game site, one does not need a sticker if the thing is less than 10 feet long and inflatable. Here's a copy of their rules:

This includes:
motor boats,
jet boats,
canoes,
kayaks,
rafts,
drift boats

This does not include:
inflatable, non-motorized vessels less than 10 feet long
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Re: [NJDiverDan] Registering a personal pontoon In reply to
Thanks for the responses. I know the rules on the invasive species. I am looking for information on how to register it so I can put an electric motor on it for flat water fishing.
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Re: [NJDiverDan] Registering a personal pontoon In reply to
Not sure how you go about it, but that does require numbers on your boat. I think if you go to the DMV they might assign you numbers that will coincide with your registration and you'll need to figure out a way to attach those numbers to your boat.

Again, not sure how they do it, but I know it gets done.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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NJDiverDan wrote:
Can anyone tell me what I need to do to register my personal pontoon boat. I do not see a HIN number anywhere on it and I do not have a certificate of origin as I got it used. I also do not have a title or bill of sale. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

-dan


That number you are looking for could be stamped on the bottom of the frame, I too thought there was no number on my pontoon to find it later on the underside. At that point I had already had a number assigned to it by the DMV here in Utah. I guess no big deal ,but that number could be stamped on your boat underneath on the frame.

My pontoon boat was also bought used ,so I had no info other then the physical description I gave them when I registered it . Just give them the description of the boat, and they should take care of it for you .
(This post was edited by up2nogood on Oct 9, 2018, 9:22 AM)
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They will just assign you a HIN number then you can register it and get your numbers. It can be a real pain in the rear. I went in three times before I found the person that knew how to do it easily.

Windriver
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windriver wrote:
They will just assign you a HIN number then you can register it and get your numbers. It can be a real pain in the rear. I went in three times before I found the person that knew how to do it easily.

Windriver


I have heard that, I got lucky, the lady that did mine knew exactly what to do, no issues .