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Friday, February 8, 2013

Register Your Ohio Kayak??

Every year we get questions regarding whether a kayak needs to be registered for use on Ohio rivers In short, the answer is "Yes." The Ohio Revised Code requires a kayak be registered via the normal boating process mandating a 12 digit identification number or the alternate registration method The alternate registration costs a bit more, but requires no 12 digit identification number. This registration is reserved for manually powered boats, so be careful if you intend to ever use a motor with your canoe or kayak. Here's a link to a .pdf on the registration issue.

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/4/pdfs/laws/OperatorsGuide.pdf

We have been stopped on the water in the past and the officers checked for registration. And,of 
course, always wear your life jacket.




1 comment:

  1. What a great picture!! The Ohio River is gorgeous.....

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