Registerd correctly

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by fatmac99@mindspring.com, Jun 19, 2001.

  1. fatmac99@mindspring.com
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    Ken and all,

    The tag office called the state office, and they added the Amphicar to the
    official list of recognized car names. Evidently I am the first person to
    ever register an Amphi, though I find that hard to believe.

    I am now registered correctly, and subsequent visits will yield positive
    results. Also, the next person to register an Amphicar will (should) have
    no trouble, either.

    The clerks were intrigued by the dual nature of the car, but I was adament
    from the beginning that it was an automobile, and only an automobile, hence,
    not once did they tell me I had to go to the Department of Natural Resources
    (for boats).

    Mike
    64 Correctly registered Blue Amphi
     
  2. Eric Mattlin
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    Eric Mattlin Guest

    I'd advise against using the logic below to avoid registering it as a
    boat. I'm assuming you do intend to take the car swimming.

    I don't know about Georgia but in Illinois if you're in the water ...
    you're a boat and need those numbers.

    I didn't have any troble registering mine. Living in Illinois I just
    got a supervisor and he had the drill down.

    Eric

    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., fatmac99@m... wrote:
    >
    > The clerks were intrigued by the dual nature of the car, but I was
    adament
    > from the beginning that it was an automobile, and only an
    automobile, hence,
    > not once did they tell me I had to go to the Department of Natural
    Resources
    > (for boats).
    >
    > Mike
    > 64 Correctly registered Blue Amphi
     
  3. Marc Schlemmer
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    Mike wrote-----
    > Evidently I am the first person to
    > ever register an Amphi, though I find that hard to believe.

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    Mike,
    There are in fact a couple of Club Members with cars in Georgia....plus
    another 4 former Club Members in my database from your state. My guess is
    that they've been registered somewhere along the line. I've found that the
    local people (in your specific county) are the only ones that really can do
    anything. What I mean by that is, I can go to my local BMV and have no
    problem (now that I've trained them)....but if I were to go to another
    county within my state, they would be lost and I would have to start all
    over. It doesn't seem to ever flow up to the state level.
    You also mentioned that you insisted the Amphicar was ONLY a car...not a
    boat. Are you sure you don't need boat registration in your state? Sure,
    if you tell the BMV it is only a car, they won't send you to the boat
    people, but chances are that when you are out in the water, someone is going
    to want to see some boat numbers on that fender! Of course, it will make
    for a fun story....the Boat Patrol scratching their head wondering what to
    do with you. Kinda like me wanting to get pulled over (on the road) for
    speeding in Amphi, so that I can accidentally hand over my boat registration
    when the officer asks for my license and registration!

    Marc Schlemmer.
     
  4. fatmac99@mindspring.com
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    Re: Re: Registerd correctly

    I'm originally from Illinois, and of course had no problems when I was
    there. I also already have the boat registration.

    My point in saying that it is only an automobile was to avoid the confusion
    of the additional registration for watercraft numbers. I don't know about
    the rest of you, but my car does not go through any metamorphisis when I go
    into the water. It is just a car floating around in the water.

    At any rate, they promise to have this all cleared up. I guess I'll have to
    wait until next June to see for sure.

    Mike
     
  5. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">In a message dated 6/19/01 4:32:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
    fatmac99@mindspring.com writes:





    <blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com </blockquote>



    Wait, here in CT they tried to tax me twice. Once as a Motor Vehicle and once
    as a Boat in the same year. I had to drive the Amphi to the town hall and
    show the Tax Collector it is ONE VEHICLE.



    Frank</font>
     
  6. cptcrnch56@aol.com
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    Re: Re: Registerd correctly

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="2">Mike, You are going to have to get a Marine registration. </font>
     
  7. Al Heath
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    Re: Re: Re: Registerd correctly

    >> Mike, You are going to have to get a Marine registration.

    Or move to Missouri and only register it as a boat. But that in itself
    yields interesting questions when legally driving on the road with no
    plates and when stopped you do show your Missouri Marine registration! To
    my knowledge, that is a loophole put in for the Missouri DUKW tour vehicles
    that also covers Amphicars....

    Al
     
  8. Eric Mattlin
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    Eric Mattlin Guest

    Al is speaking Missouri gospel on this point. Roger Sallee keeps a
    fake plate on his judst so there's something there. It does make it
    challeging if you buy a Missouri car and take it to a state that
    considers it to be a car first.

    Eric

    --- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "Al Heath" <aheath@u...> wrote:
    > >> Mike, You are going to have to get a Marine registration.
    >
    > Or move to Missouri and only register it as a boat. But that in
    itself
    > yields interesting questions when legally driving on the road with
    no
    > plates and when stopped you do show your Missouri Marine
    registration! To
    > my knowledge, that is a loophole put in for the Missouri DUKW tour
    vehicles
    > that also covers Amphicars....
    >
    > Al
     

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