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Old 07-05-2014, 09:17 PM
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operating a boat in the states

in September my in-laws are planning to rent a place on lake whatcom for a month and i will have my boat down there most the time, im from Canada (BC) and have my operator card and all proper licensing for here but do i need to do anything else to use my boat down there?(ive never brought my boat across the line. the previous owner bought it in Arizona
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:32 PM
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You don't need to do anything. Just haul it down and drop it in. Depending on the state you may have to buy a inspection sticker but they do that on the side of the road, in ID anyway.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:48 PM
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:00 PM
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Probably a good idea to spend a few minutes online to take a quick look at local boating laws, and particularly boating/drinking laws. PFD's throwables and fire extinguishers should be similar I would think. There are a lot of local ordinances in some areas. Looking at a depth chart for the lake you will be going to is a great idea. If you don't have someone with you who knows the body of water well, something like Navionics is a good idea so you don't loose track.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:09 PM
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State of Washington requires boating license that can be taken online, may want to check into before heading down.
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Old 07-06-2014, 02:45 PM
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State of Washington requires boating license that can be taken online, may want to check into before heading down.
I didn't know that, we don't boat in WA, we always stay in Post Falls ID and baot on the Spokane river area. Been checked a few times by the river cops and they do a quick inspection to make sure everything looks good and have a operational fire extinguisher. The only other thing that is required in ID is a orange flag to be displayed anytime a rider is in the water and the boat isn't moving.
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Towing a boat from Canada or Mexico to the U.S.
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...ico-to-the-u.s.
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alright found the info don't need to get a different operators card.

just wondering though not to crack on your guys gas quality but i know when my father inlaw takes his harley down to the states he always runs an additive in his gas because of the lower quality do you guys run any additives in your gas or just run premium without an issue aslong as you dont let it sit for awhile?
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Heh heh...your FIL is another victim of The Great Additive Scam....
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Sounds like your boat was imported from USA originally. When I imported mine they told me to keep the documentation and to have that if making trips back to the USA with the boat for proof that you are not importing it on your way back from the visit. Sound like a bill of sale is what the website link above suggests. Could just stop by the canada crossing side before heading over to let them know.
Maybe the border guard I dealt with was overstating importance of keeping the docs cause they should have a record on the hull id themselves I would think.


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