OK, end of my P & M post, but I still want to know:
"When do they get it right?"[/QUOTE]
After they stop me and I educate them on rule of law, where it derived from and how to apply the letter to the spirit. Sometimes I even have to show them my I.D. card.
My boat is not letter legal and it never will be. The reason is I know the difference from the administrative review and what would be considered mandatory compliance. For example; Why are documented boats required to display haling port and name on the transom? Why must you not display registration numbers if you are federally documented?
Remember at the end of the day this is pleasure boating.