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NYS Sailing canoe registration

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by JClearwater, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Does anyone know if it is required by the DMV to register a canoe with a removable sail rig in NYS? I know it's required to register a sailboat but a canoe is not required. When you add a sail what's the requirement?

    I'm almost done with my Old Town and will post a couple of pics when I get it set up.


    Jim C.
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

  3. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Sailing canoe registration

    Here in Silli-noise, they require registration numbers (2" tall, etc) on all sailboats, except sailboards. I asked specifdically about a canoe rigged for sailing, and got a squirrelly answer: if the canoe is primarily used for sailing, then it needs the 2" reg numbers. If it's not used primarily for sailing, it only needs the boat reg sticker. SO... if I ever get caught with my canoe under sail, I can point the finger at CPO Jeff Kelley, District 3, and claim I only sail it occasionally. FWIW.
  4. OP

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Thank you

    Thank you Dan, a wealth of knowledge as usual. Actually I could have found the answer myself if I had poked around the DMV website a little.

    Pictures maybe next week. I can't wait to get it on the water.

    Jim C.

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