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A recordability waiver request may win the day in situations where a bill of sale, transfer of interest, or deed of gift does not meet the letter of Coast Guard requirements. This is because the National Vessel Documentation Center employs a concept known as "substantial compliance". In other words, they may bend the rules for minor deficiencies under the right circumstances.
The form is provided in Microsoft Word in order to facilitate any changes to its structure or textual content. It is also fielded and tabbable for your convenience. In making any non-fielded alterations, it will be necessary to select the "Unprotect" option from the "Tools" menu of your application. It can thereafter be protected again as a form to regain the fielding.
Completion of the form is self-explanatory. It must be signed by an applicant and does not require notarization. However, it should accompanied by as much evidence as possible confirming the reasons that you were unable to obtain a replacement. This may consist of any unanswered correspondence to the issuing party, preferably sent as registered mail marked as return requested.
Recordability waivers are evaluated individually and may be rejected at the documentation center's discretion.
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3/7/2022 - Initiated by Team BoatWiki.