Originally Posted by havasu
I have a similar sized power boat. When I purchased it new, I had to pay an incredible sales tax. Every time I gas it up, I pay an extreme amount of gas tax (which is designated for road improvement primarily, when it sits in the water to boot!), I pay taxes on my annual boater's sticker fee, I pay an annual tax for a trailer registration fee, when it sits vacant in a dirt lot, and each and every year I pay a luxury tax, which comes as a property tax bill which is based on the price I paid for the boat.
Does this little canoe paddler pay similar taxes? I think not!
Of course he doesn't! Nor does he have the right to utilize the power boat he doesn't own on a public waterway, nor haul haul it down the public road on the trailer he doesn't own.
But you think that little canoe isn't taxed at all? My little canoe is taxed about $25 every three years. The "fuel" I use to power it (usually sub sandwiches) is also taxed, as are the paddles, life vests...