I was looking into this a while back because I bought a boat that only had a bill of sale, no title was given. I talked to a lady at the D.M.V. and she told me that probably the best thing to do was to put a lien sale on it. I see you are in Cali. so this might work for you too. The problem (that I saw) with registering it as homebuilt is that the title will no longer say Belmont , which might not be of concern to you, but I was thinking that a "homebuilt" boat might not have such a great resale value.
i just registered a couple of boats that have not been in a while-one was over 10yrs with only bill of sale=just used the vin #=new reg still says southwind-cost was $107=most of that was sales tax=reg 2 out of state same way nothin but bill of sales-sales tax only and still original boat make on title/reg
should be able to keep belmont and orig year make on title-107 is the most i paid of all of them
Just sayin, in Cali if the boat has liens for PP tax or?? against it Honesty is the best policy , you can research the title thru DMV for a few bucks and typically the $$ are a County deal (County tax collector) , I bought a beater Sanger Flat years back for a Hundy and when I went to register it the county of Monterey had an ancient tax lien that had accrued like a Fr*kin saving bond to the tune of $800 I politley told them I'd settle for 1/2 or I'd cut it up and put it in a land fill , the Tax collector took it , better to have some than none Something to remember is when one signs a required "statment of facts" its under penalty of purgery I'm a licensed Ca vessel dealer if you need help call me Tom
Thanks everyone for all the advice!
I understand paying what’s owed in back taxes, but. I don't owe them the last guy did. Plus I'm pissed at Ca taxes.
In the last year I've paid 4 tickets to the tune of $1300.00. Now days that's how this state collects taxes.
Two for talking on the phone with a blue tooth on but I had the phone in my hand to hang it up. The cop said that it wasn’t hands free!
So F#%& them if I can. No offense Tom, and please keep the advice coming I do appreciate all yours and everyone else’s help and advice. I think I’ll try it as homebuilt if not I’ll strip it out and cut it up.