I forgot that we can get the form online, fill in the name of the boat, documentation number, sign & date it, and fax or email it back to them. Last year they even faxed us a copy of our documentation certificate so we would have that while we were waiting for our original to arrive by mail. Really nice people!
Go to the web site of the USCG National Vessel Documentation Center
In the FAQ section, you will find...
MAY I RENEW MY DOCUMENT EARLY?Go here (http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvdc/nvdcforms.asp) and then scroll down a bit and you'll see:
YES. The Renewal form is available at this website. It may be downloaded from the Forms Menu. It may be mailed or faxed to (304)-271-2405. BE SURE TO CITE THE VESSEL'S OFFICIAL NUMBER.
Renewal of Certificate Of Documentation.. (CG-1280)Thanks guys for making something easier!
- Word Format
- Adobe Acrobat Format
When I was searching for the USCG NVDC's web site (I should have just looked at a previous post in our own blog, duh!) I came across this interesting post concerning renewals: