I finally signed up, yes, I'm a lurker. Not proud of it, but it is what it is.
This is my first post and the reason I registered. Just wanted to add my two cents. Many of us have boats already, some multiple boats that we keep registered. Two reason's I'm thinking about buying a "new" Kayak, I can throw it in the truck for a quick paddle or river trip, and you don't have to register it. If my Kayak,,, what about all those rowing shells and skulls. Will they be included, think they will be happy sticking registration stickers all over thier racing vessels, I think not. How about wakeboards and tubes.What about the out of state'r that comes to spend money and paddle in Texas, going to make them get a Temp permit before they can legally drop thier Kayak or Canoe in Texas Waters. I already have a gas powered and electric boat that are registered, why buy a "new" Kayak or Canoe that I have to paddle if I'm going to be forced to register it also.
Just reading this makes me uneasy, and rethinking a purchase from my local dealer, poor guy, he really needs the sale, he's good people.
Now or days rumors like these have a tendency to come to fruision. Just bringing it up has someone in high places seeing $$$$$$ signs.
Fishing without a License in public waters whether it be from the bank or boat, is poaching, and it happens alot in this state, I've also seen a more than a few expired stickers or lack of anything on jon's with motors over the years, and it's my understanding that if you own a power boat it has to be registered even if your not using it, hint hint TPWD. I paid $30 for my most recent freshwater and rarely do I harvest a fish, and I know I'm not the only one.