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previous owner search for documented boat?

Postby jfrprops » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:48 am

interesting post about folks going to state registrations to trace back and find former owner of some beloved boat.

Does anyone have info or experience with getting the Feds/Coast Guard to help with that paper search on a DOCUMENTED VESSEL?

John in Va.
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Re: previous owner search for documented boat?

Postby Don Vogt » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:13 pm

I tried in the early 80's to do that here in seattle and they had thrown away all the old paper records a few years before that, so there was no way to trace pre-war boat numbers in this district, at least. but no harm asking.
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Re: previous owner search for documented boat?

Postby jfrprops » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:19 pm

Thanks Don, interesting.

Since I am looking for a info on a Fairchild Scout 30 built in 1979...not all that long ago....maybe worth asking?

This is a national Coast Guard deal...not local as to district I think???

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Re: previous owner search for documented boat?

Postby Don Vogt » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:30 pm

gosh, i dont know, when i checked they had a number of districts around the country. so i would start with the district where you think the boat might have been registered to see. Who knows, there may be different policies in different districts? good luck.
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Re: previous owner search for documented boat?

Postby jfrprops » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:46 pm

yes, the districts must be sort of political...because the one I mail my renewal to is in Falling Waters WEST VIRGINIA?
I am an old whitewater guy...but that sounds a bit weird!
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