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    Hi Guys. Went and picked up my new boat Saturday. Had a short work day today cuz of the rain. Went home got my paperwork, went to the local Sec. of State. Waited in line 20 to 25 mins. Very busy. Well the boat part as far as registering went good. Now the trailer registering not so good. There was no weight listed on the title. They tell me I have to remove the boat and get it weighed. So I say," Drive it to a lake with no plate, remove boat, go weigh it than come back in and take care of biz and the police would understand that this is ok". She said," they do it all the time when this happens". Does that sound right you guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deweydaddy View Post
    Hi Guys. Went and picked up my new boat Saturday. Had a short work day today cuz of the rain. Went home got my paperwork, went to the local Sec. of State. Waited in line 20 to 25 mins. Very busy. Well the boat part as far as registering went good. Now the trailer registering not so good. There was no weight listed on the title. They tell me I have to remove the boat and get it weighed. So I say," Drive it to a lake with no plate, remove boat, go weigh it than come back in and take care of biz and the police would understand that this is ok". She said," they do it all the time when this happens". Does that sound right you guys?

    Does it sound right- NO

    Can someone get away with it? - they are

    Is this new or used?

    If new Id make the selling party do the legwork-
    That parts a given if you are ponying up brand new.

    If its used, id take my time (very valuable) and reg fees out of the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
    Does it sound right- NO

    Can someone get away with it? - they are

    Is this new or used?

    If new Id make the selling party do the legwork-
    That parts a given if you are ponying up brand new.

    If its used, id take my time (very valuable) and reg fees out of the deal.

    Uncle Dave
    Hi Dave. The boat is used. I drove to Illinois Saturday. 14 hrs. total. The seller was great. I think they dont care about the weight issues there. Its a Michigan thing. It just piss's me off.

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    I know it's a bit of a drive but we have a scale next to the boat launch here in town.
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    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    I know it's a bit of a drive but we have a scale next to the boat launch here in town.
    Thanks I'll keep that in mind.

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    Go to a scale, put one tire of your truck on get the weight slip and give them that. They don`t know what you are weighing. Just make sure it`s not over 2200 lbs, they`ll nail the shit out of you.








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    Do you have a marina in town? They can lift the boat off the trailer and store it for a couple of hours while you get the trailer weighed. Don't feel bad I have to do the same thing with the daytona trailer.
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOOPER View Post
    Go to a scale, put one tire of your truck on get the weight slip and give them that. They don`t know what you are weighing. Just make sure it`s not over 2200 lbs, they`ll nail the shit out of you.








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    Great minds think alike. My buddy has a utility trailer weighs 1300#. I think I am going to use that.

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    I weighed my tandem axle trailer last time I had my flat off of it it weighed 880 empty for its a v&m trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deweydaddy View Post
    Thanks I'll keep that in mind.
    Take a junk snomobile or utility trailer or anything with wheels empty, give the guy at the scale your boat trailer info and fill out the forms with the weight slip, there are a couple of salvage yards around here that have scales, don't forget to tip the guy at the scales.............. They are hip to the scenerio..................... !!!
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    I had the same problem last summer when I bought my STV.
    Bought it in Indiana where they don't put the weight on the registration either.
    I took a small utility trailer down to the power plant here in lincoln and they weighed it on their truck scale and had no problems getting the plate then.
    Good Luck.



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    the funny thing I baught a horse trailer in tenn. they dont have plates or reg.papers on trailers down there you just own it so when I brought it back to mi. I had to get it weighed and reg. so I baught it in 2000 and its a 1993 but I had to reg. it as a brand new 1993 now thats messed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by tahiti cowboy View Post
    the funny thing I baught a horse trailer in tenn. they dont have plates or reg.papers on trailers down there you just own it so when I brought it back to mi. I had to get it weighed and reg. so I baught it in 2000 and its a 1993 but I had to reg. it as a brand new 1993 now thats messed up


    Yup! That's Michigan for ya!
    They can't just be happy that we want to get it registered and be legal.
    They have to bend us over coming and going about every little detail, so they can soak us for a few more dollars!!!!



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    I can fax you a slip if you want one.
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