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    Would a watercraft be classified as a vehicle and subject to the same rules and regulations for OC or CC?

    I've not found any specific information in my research.

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    If you're planning on boating in the Potomac River be aware that you will be under the jurisdiction of Maryland. I don't believe that either open or concealed carry is allowed. I don't know where to look for the pertinant laws. Help, anyone?

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    i know i some circumstances, some boats for tax purposes can be classified as a second home.. i believe you are required to live on the boat 14 days out of the year. I think your boat has to have a mattress, kitchen/stove, toilet and sink.

    but as previously stated, the potomac is MD....so no OC or CC.

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    My question was more about pleasure boats (pontoons, runabouts, etc.) on a lake or river.

    Thanks.

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    KodiakISGOOD wrote:
    i know i some circumstances, some boats for tax purposes can be classified as a second home.. i believe you are required to live on the boat 14 days out of the year. I think your boat has to have a mattress, kitchen/stove, toilet and sink.

    but as previously stated, the potomac is MD....so no OC or CC.
    You are only required to "live" on the boat for 14+ days a year IF you rent it out for use by paying patrons. Your boat qualifies as a second home if it has a galley, sleeping quarters, and a head (as best as I can recall). My last boat had such items and was classed as a second home, so I was able to write the interest off just like my primary residence. And as such, you should be able to house and carry a firearm on board at your discretion, though I would still check with the proper autorities to make sure.


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    ... and then double check to make sure the authorities are correct. :quirky
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