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NY Weasel

RO# 11933

Posted - Jan 04 2018 :  17:01:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I may have missed this discussion but did it really jump from $26 to $75?

Thanks,

Rob
2004 Albin 28TE

Homeport: Freeport, NY

CurrentSea

RO# 10265



Posted - Jan 04 2018 :  17:16:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NO!!!!!!

That form is not USCG!
Throw it out!
You will get a letter in a month from the "REAL" USCG!!!!



2009 Regal 4080
Volvo Diesel IPS

Homeport: Anchorage YC - Lindenhurst, NY Go to Top of Page

Bob J

RO# 181

Posted - Jan 04 2018 :  18:47:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CurrentSea

NO!!!!!!

That form is not USCG!
Throw it out!
You will get a letter in a month from the "REAL" USCG!!!!



Did what go from $26 to $75 ??
BOB J


Bob J

Homeport: Waretown, NJ Go to Top of Page

CurrentSea

RO# 10265



Posted - Jan 04 2018 :  19:12:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The letter to renew your documentation for boat.
The $76 letter is from a deceptive fraud that looks just like USCG but is not!


2009 Regal 4080
Volvo Diesel IPS

Homeport: Anchorage YC - Lindenhurst, NY Go to Top of Page

JVM225

RO# 28365

Posted - Jan 05 2018 :  14:42:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thatís good to know. Itís amazing that these companies get away with that kind of crap. Iíll keep an eye out for it in the mail.
I actually did the paperwork and submitted for the documentation for my boat directly with the USCG myself after going on their website. The boat was new to me this past year and previously documented. The person MarineMax uses wanted a crazy amount of money. Around $800.00 comes to mind. I think it took me about ten minutes to fill out the paperwork, make copies, write the check to the USCG for less than $100.00, address the envelope and put a stamp on it.


2002 Sea Ray 410 Sundancer
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NY Weasel

RO# 11933

Posted - Jan 05 2018 :  17:08:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all. I was about to hit send but something smelled fishy. The letter from "Maritime Documentation Center" looks very official, how the USCG allows them to do this is beyond me.

Going next door to apologize to my neighbor, he's a CG Aux and I ranted to him that I love and support the CG but 3x the renewal fee is a bit ridiculous!


2004 Albin 28TE

Homeport: Freeport, NY Go to Top of Page

CurrentSea

RO# 10265



Posted - Jan 05 2018 :  17:42:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got nailed on this scam and many people did too.
It looks very official but the web address is a give away.
All government websites us .gov or .mil or something like that.

http://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Deputy-for-Operations-Policy-and-Capabilities-DCO-D/National-Vessel-Documentation-Center/


I saved $49, you owe me a beer!!!

Plus when that company renews, they do so right away and you lose time. I lost 2 months on my yearly renewal!



2009 Regal 4080
Volvo Diesel IPS

Homeport: Anchorage YC - Lindenhurst, NY Go to Top of Page

NY Weasel

RO# 11933

Posted - Jan 05 2018 :  17:51:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't miss your boat on the mile, I will gladly buy you a round if I see you.

Thanks,

Rob


2004 Albin 28TE

Homeport: Freeport, NY Go to Top of Page

Gregory S

RO# 2620



Posted - Jan 16 2018 :  16:45:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They get away with it because if you read the fine print they tell you who they are and they're not the Coast Guard. I'm not sticking up for this sleezy practice, but if we get burned by them, it's our own fault for not paying attention. The Coast Guard can't do anything about them because they aren't breaking any laws. The Coast Guard sent out a notice last year to warn us about these practices.


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