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  1. Yeah! I called WI DNR and they told me it doesn't matter where you live, if you buy the boat there and keep it there, you pay taxes there at the time you register it, online. Nothing else is needed. Thanks for all the comments. I learned a lot.
  2. I misinterpreted the screenshot you shared - when I read "A 5% sales tax must be collected for all non-exempt private party sales" for some reason I thought 'collected by the seller'. If you buy from a store you pay taxes there. I will call the DNR and ask them Thank you for your input!
  3. This is not clearly written, but if I interpret it correctly, code 5 = nonresident becoming resident within 90 days AND (bringing a boat to the state or registering the boat). I am not becoming a WI resident, so that's why I think it doesn't apply to me. Maybe I am thinking about this wrong - the sales taxes will be paid to the seller (so the seller can pay the state accordingly)? I was under the impression I would pay that separately directly to the State at the time of registration.
  4. The seller will sign the title over to me in WI. My plan was to register online in WI and I assume I pay taxes when I do that, online.
  5. Thanks. hmmm, you think I may have to pay IL sales taxes even if I paid Sales Taxes in WI?
  6. That's what I was thinking too. WI registration would be non-negotiable, my question was actually if I had to register in IL since I am an IL resident. You helped me think through this, thank you so much!
  7. I think I remember seeing a large number painted inside the hull. Maybe at some point it was registered with the coast guard then.
  8. Hi Glenn, no, I believe it is not. What difference would that make? Should I register it with USCG? I am not sure of why/benefits, etc Thank you!
  9. I apologize if this is off-topic for the 'sailing' forum, but I couldn't find a better place to ask. I live in Illinois and am buying a boat in Wisconsin. The boat will be in Wisconsin 100% of the time (slip and winter storage). Sales taxes in Illinois are 6.5% and in Wisconsin they are 5%. I have registered myself in the Wisconsin DNR website, added my correct information (IL driver's license, address, etc) and the site says I can register as a non-resident. Question: I am thinking I could register the boat in Wisconsin. Have you done this? Do you know of any snag I nee
  10. After spending lots of hours trying to figure this issue out, the seller called Catalina and they indicated the problem might be with the washer that sits right under the emergency tiller head. Sure enough, the seller propped the rudder up, removed the head and the washer had a groove dug into it, after years of moving. He flipped it over, so the smooth side was down, and the whole system now turns effortlessly. Thank you all for your input! I think this was the only snag from the survey, which was scaring me, and now I feel good about moving forward and likely owning my first 'larger' s
  11. Guys, thank you so much for your replies. Today I drove 3 hours to the boat and the seller and I tried yo troubleshoot. We removed the compass ans the chain looks good, lubricated. From behid the aft berth I can see all the sheaves and quadrant, and all look good. On top of the quadrant, there is a fiberglass tube going up to the deck, where the emergency tiller head is. That tube is touching the quadrant and, turning the wheel, you can hear the sound from there. What is that tube? It appears to me it should be a few inches away from the quadrant. If I am right, how can i fix
  12. I had a survey done today on a boat I am looking to buy (Catalina 34), and one of the findings was that the steering wheel was turning without play, all the way to the correct position both sides, but it had a lot of friction, sort of hard to turn. The surveyor couldn't tell me the root cause of this problem, and only said the aft lazarette was full of junk, he couldn't inspect it properly, but something there might be hitting the cables. My question to you is this - I am at the position I can renegotiate the price based on the findings. Since I don't know what this could be, how much wo
  13. Not that it matters here, but just as a quick update, the seller sold to the boat after we were already in agreement, 2 days before the survey. But I found another boat that in better shape, cheaper, the very next day Awaiting to schedule a survey now.
  14. Thank you so much! I didn't have a camera but the mast will be pulled.
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