- Hi Ray,
I bought my bote new through one of Porta Bote's dealers and the
dealer did send me the "Manufacturer's Statement of Origin".
In summary it states that Porta Bote has shipped a new bote to
the dealer listed on the form and it has never been registered in the
50 states. It also said that "this" form along with the sales
invoice must be shown to register the Bote.
I did have to use this form when I got a motor for it and
registered my Bote in California. As far as I know, if I only
propelled the the bote by rowing, I never would have had to register
the Bote or use the form. Because of this, I would think that you
should be able to get it worked out with your State Marine Board.
- Hi Ray,
Did the previous owner have the bote registered? If they did, it
works just like transferring ownership of a car except for the
insurance requirement. I'm sure you bought the bote straight out and
there is no lien on it. If the bote was previously registered, the
previous owner should just have to sign over the title to you and
write up a bill of sale (doesn't necessarily have to be for what you
paid for it) to provide a valuation for the property tax. You should
just have to present both of those documents along with your
application for a title, pay the titling fee and taxes to get your
new title and registration number. If the bote was not previously
titled, I'm not sure what you do. The previous owner should have
received the "Certificate of Origin" from Porta-Bote if they bought
it new. If they received the certificate and did not register the
bote it probably has been lost. If the bote was never registered,
maybe Porta-Bote can supply a replacement certificate for you. You
should probably check with your state DMV on this. Hope this helps.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ray_pohl" <pohls@c...>
> I bought a wonderfull 12 ft. portabote from a private person herein
> Oregon a year ago. I am now going to register the boat with theMy
> State Marine Board because I will be using a electric motor on it.
> question is does Portabote send a Manufacture's Statement of Originthe
> when someone buys a new bote. This is required when registering
> bote in Oregon. This bote was purchased new from Camper's Worldabout
> 2 yrs ago.
> Any information would be helpfull.
> I love my Portabote!!!!!!!
> Ray Pohl