Marty, I just went through the ordeal of working with the WI DNR. While I have owned my Amphi for many years I finally sent in the forms to have the boat tags renewed now that the restoration is complete. The last registered owner of the boat half of my Amphi died 20 years ago. The auto registration was no problem.... his stepson, whom I purchased it from, had changed the auto title to his own name some years back. First the DNR refused to change the boat registration to me until I had the dead man's signature. After 20 minutes on the phone with them they finally realized that he wouldn't be signing anything for me. After several hours and a number of phone calls to and from the DNR they offered to send me an 'official' form on which I could explain how I came to own this 'boat', sign it and then have it notarized. The fact I had a current car title for it, in my name, really didn't matter to them. Next they informed me it was listed as 18 feet long. Not really a problem, except that since 1978 (when it was last registered with the DNR) the state has changed it's policy on vessels over 16 feet. Vessels 16 feet and over are now issued titles just like cars. Less than 16 feet have no title, just a registration card. Apparently with that title comes a whole number of other concerns and of course additional fees. They refused to believe me that it was 14 feet 2 inches (from the original sales brochures) and said if I wanted to change the length listed in their system I needed to have the US Coast Guard come out and measure it, fill out a form and have them file it w/the DNR. I humored them and called the US Coast Guard.... when the guy stopped laughing at the DNR request he said they do nothing of the sort. I finally just filled out the 'official' form and had it notarized. Sent it in along with a copy of my auto title, a copy of the original Amphicar literature with the length highlighted and the fee for a 14 foot boat registration. I received my registration sticker 3 days ago in the mail. Best of luck... maybe mine will still be fresh in their minds and you will have less hassles. By the way... the WI DNR told me they have an 11 week backlog on boat registration processing. Steve Behnke 1964 Red..... WS 1258 EE!