Re: Kayak, Canoe owners may have to pay for registrati
I saw the same article. My family currently owns three kayaks, I get launch permits for every one of them. It is 18.00 for a two year permit. What gets me about the launch permits is this, I have to provide the make, model, year, color and hull ID number when I register for launch permits.
When the Fish and Boat Commission mails them to me, they put a disclaimer in the envelope which states, "If your boat becomes lost or stolen, Use Permit decals will not assist with its recovery, because they are not recorded." I then ask myself why do I have to provide all the information then??
I suggest this, if they need to get more money, why not make a non-powered recreational watercraft permit? Keep it the same price as the launch permits, 10.00 for a year, 18.00 for a two year permit? Make everyone who owns a kayak or canoe without an electric or gas engine to have a permit like this.