Indiana requires that both the trailer and boat be registered and titled. The state of Michigan only requires a registration for the boat. Therefore, the boat or trailer was never titled in Michigan. It took three visits to the local BMV office, a form verifying the VIN and hull number signed by a Sheriff’s Deputy and almost $350 to get legal for two years. Even though the trailer will not be leaving my driveway for at least two seasons. I did learn from the BMV that the boat had been titled previously in Indiana!
The previous owner’s never launched the boat from the trailer on a ramp. I will. I plan on adding a rectangular tube extender (8-10 ft long) that will slide into the tube at the tongue. To do this, the wiring will need to be rerouted outside the tube and the Y will need to be beefed up with a welded gusset since the bolt will need to be removed.