1. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Idaho has created itself a real mess. They have "split" boat and other RV/ off road registrations instead of DMV, through "Parks and Rec." Unless you are transferring a TITLED boat then you must go to DMV. But you have to go to DMV for the TRAILER, so that's two very irritating trips, one for the (un) titled boat to P&R and the trailer to DMV

    Parks and Rec is area POS. They have no system, you just go stand there in line (hard on this old man) and no guarantee you will even get in the door before 4:45

    Today I went to the DMV to get the trailer transferred, already did the boat, only to find that, "no, Parks and Rec does not charge you sales tax. WE have to charge you sales tax." You have to make an appointment, and they were running WAY behind. I FINALLY WENT HOME and got a folding chair WHICH I SHOULD HAVE DONE the first time around.

    ANYway, I thought I'd go for a ride in the 16ft Crestliner. Got to this ramp, got all prepped, boat unstrapped, lines tied on, pretty much ready to go down the ramp, and turns out the battery disconnect was "on." I could'ha swore.............Turns out the little courtesy lamp in the rear was on.............DEAD BATTERY

    So I got to trailer the thing clear back home and CHANGE THE BATTERY

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    • Murray

      Murray FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Oh, the joys of boating! You know what the definition of a boat is?
       
    • DrCharles

      DrCharles Well-Known Member

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      A hole in the water surrounded by large amounts of money?
      Or, an acronym: Break Out Another Thousand...
       
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        • 67Dart273

          67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Of course. A large bottomless hole in the water into which you pour money.
           
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          • hemi446

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            I love boating with my dad because it's his boat. And yes no matter what something goes wrong most of the time.
             
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            • diymirage

              diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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              Couldn't you have jumped it from tow vehicle?
               
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              You know what they say are the 2 happiest days in a boaters life?
              1) The day he buys his boat.
              2) And the day he sells it.

              Money pits!

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              • fishmens67

                fishmens67 Well-Known Member

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                I go to one place for ALL my stickers and titles/registration for trucks, boats, trailers and ATV's. I can play where I want.
                Nez Perce county DMV , one stop shop.
                So I don't know what's going on in the Panhandle district.
                 
              • 67Dart273

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                Does your county have a Parks and Rec office? I would not think this is a county by county thing

                I found this confusing statement on "your" website. Sounds to me the only reason you are still using DMV for boats is COVID 19:

                Nez Perce County > Home > COVID-19

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                PARKS AND RECREATION
                Due to the new system implemented by the Parks and Recreation Department, all Auto License Departments in the State of Idaho are unable to renew or register BOATS and OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLES at this time. We are still issuing Restricted Use Plates, and TITLING these vehicles and vessels. Please contact Parks and Recreation to register or renew at 1-888-922-6743 or go to Parks and Recreation Website."
                 
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