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Wanted: Title or documents of origin

Adam M

New Member
State
FLORIDA
I'm trying to register a boat in Florida. It has never been registered and I have to documents of origin.
 

caprintx

Member
I'm guessing you're not talking about a Capri 14? A quick google search says non-motor powered vessels less than 16 feet in length don't need a title or registration?
 

Adam M

New Member
Yes, I'd like to be able to put a kicker on it sometimes. I'd need to register the 14.2 to do that.
 

caprintx

Member
Ah, okay. Makes sense now.

Probably a shot in the dark, but I was reading a boat restoration thread where someone said that if the boat has never been registered/titled before in FL, you can fill out an affidavit that it's not stolen and get your paperwork started that way. Said they run the hull ID # and if nothing comes back, you can go this route. They also said you have to talk to a clerk who knows about this.

I do feel your pain. I have a couple stories about registering vessels here in TX with paperwork anomalies. Dealing with remarkably rude and unsympathetic clerks is like getting a root canal.
 

Adam M

New Member
I've read something similar but haven't been able to get any solid information online or from clerks at the tax office. It's a pain waiting for an extended amount of time and hoping the next clerk will have more information. I've been to the tax office 3 times now and haven't made any progress. Our boat cop at the work has no idea either. I have no idea of what to do. Thanks for the help though.
 

Adam M

New Member
The hull is a 1991. I'm thinking about contacting Catalina to see if they keep the origin paperwork on file.
 
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