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Old 05-07-2011, 11:37 AM
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Post Helpful HIN/BIN Information & Links

*Guys, you want to get your boat registered if at all possible. You will have to pay about $9 a year to maintain it and incur potential tax fees in the beginning. However; this will help protect your boat from theft and allow you to recover it if stolen. Also; it will allow you to insure the boat. It is fairly affordable to get property insurance and liability insurance for a boat. Also; this helps with piece of mind. Please note that most insurers utilize a $500 incident deductible unless you request something lower.

This link answers the TWRA/State questions:

http://www.tn.gov/twra/boatregistrations.html

*However, the counties have different requirements. Most boats will have a HIN or BIN number if you look good enough. On Aluminum boats; check the transom area for numbers that have been filled in with paint.

HIN Location and link to request form:

http://www.tn.gov/twra/pdfs/hullid.pdf

Hull ID Numbers and how to interpret them:

http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm

Manufacturer ID Information:

http://www.uscgboating.org/recalls/mic1.aspx
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