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PDFWAC 308-93-285

Vessel length measurement.

(1) How is the length of my vessel calculated? The overall length of a vessel provided by the owner on application for certificate of ownership must be rounded down to the nearest whole foot. Vessel measurement must be from the tip of the bow to the stern of the vessel down the centerline but not including boomkins, swim ladders, outboard engines, or other extremities.
(2) How do I change the recorded length of my vessel if incorrect? Changing the recorded vessel length, unless incorrectly entered by the department requires:
(a) Verification of remeasurement from:
(i) A law enforcement agency; or
(ii) A port agency; or
(iii) The United States Coast Guard; or
(iv) Authorized representatives of the department.
(b) Documentation from the vessel manufacturer providing the correct length for that model vessel.
(c) Verification must be on agency letterhead and include the vessel description and signature of an authorized representative.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.02.070 and 88.02.100. WSR 01-08-021, § 308-93-285, filed 3/27/01, effective 4/27/01; WSR 98-16-030, § 308-93-285, filed 7/29/98, effective 8/29/98; WSR 92-24-035, § 308-93-285, filed 11/25/92, effective 12/26/92.]
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