is the title copy an original copy or a photo copy ?? in ny they will register it for you with an original copy but they will tell you someone comes along with the original they can lay claim to your boat , just go to dmv with title all signed up , and a bill of sale not to much money but not 100 bucks either , driver licence ect . and just go up to the window be extremely nice and say hi i would like to register this boat i just bought , they will do it for you ,there are some forms to fill out but they will give you the ones they want filled out , be nice and play dumb the will walk you through it !!