maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

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maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by dogyak » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:02 pm

Was down at Merritt Island this weekend doing some vol work for Delta Waterfowl , two FWC officers told me they heard that having registration on the kayak is strongly being consider in Tally as a way of getting more funds , don't be surpise when it happens , knew it was going to come about some time , Texas is already starting it or waitting for a bill to be sign I think . :pukeright:

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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by Maverick904 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:08 pm

with that logic we should register all bikes, skateboards, scooters whatever else out there that is not powered.
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Post by JAXFL » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:37 pm

More the government knows what you have....the easier to tax you or take it away.

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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by dogyak » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:48 pm

thats why I sold the boat , to get away from registration and gas , fee's just kept going up , gov is always trying to think of ways to shaft us out of more $$$

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Post by JeffreyMcGovern » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Don't think it will get any better. More items to register means more government funds. We will not escape this it's only a matter of time.

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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by CJ_Tiz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:18 pm

I didn't move back to Taxachusettes after active duty because the cost of living was so flippin high. What's next a luxury tax on anything registered or even income tax.

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Post by navy1970 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:38 am

Registration for your firearms and you will be required to carry insurance on them as well. lol

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Post by SeaDog » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:25 am

I sure hope that is just hear say! For most kayaking is a way to get out on the water for cheap. A tax would be a shame.
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Post by gumby » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:14 pm

Ohio charges for registration for kayak ownership....ugh.
i was happy to move to FL to get away from that crap.
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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by dogyak » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:25 pm

the FWC officers said the argument in Tally is that kayak owners use florida waterways too , so they should pay too

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Post by BenPaddlin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:23 pm

dogyak wrote:the FWC officers said the argument in Tally is that kayak owners use florida waterways too , so they should pay too
That may be true, but we don't burn gas or oil. And I don't need any dredging to keep waterways navigable.
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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by internetpilot » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:18 pm

BenPaddlin wrote:
dogyak wrote:the FWC officers said the argument in Tally is that kayak owners use florida waterways too , so they should pay too
That may be true, but we don't burn gas or oil. And I don't need any dredging to keep waterways navigable.
So do snorkelers -- are we going to have to register snorkels now?

I think if they need more money then they simply should charge more for the boats that already require registrations. And I say that as someone with a Scanoe that has to be registered.
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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by Sure Catch » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:05 pm

As someone who fishes boat and yaks about the same I think that boaters need to have a class on how to back up a boat before getting down the ramp, should take no longer than 45 seconds to load or back up a boat.. Yakkers need to take class on Proper fishing etiquette while fishing and not blocking a ramp lol... Now this isnt for everyone just about 75%!!!!! haha tight lines
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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by TOPHEAVY » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Ha, yeah I actually got blocked in taking boat out at ramp this weekend by the guy waiting to put his boat in next. And that was after a guy in a bass boat bounced his boat in full reverse throttle off ours tied up at dock and he ended up with motor stuck on shore as I was backing down trailer, always something. Commonsense seems to be in short supply when it comes to ramps.

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Re: maybe a kayak registration coming down the road

Post by jwright » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:01 pm

Surecatch I met your brother a couple months back at Clapboard, I had never thought of draggin my yak up on the dock and walking it up :salute: .

Lot easier and no risk of being plowed by a boat :lol: .

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