I wrote the story below in February and shortly afterwards went onto the website to renew my documentation electronically. On the Coast Guard website, I could only get the site to take payment for one year, so on a whim I sent in the paperwork and a check for five (5) years- renewal. Yesterday I got my Coast Guard Vessel Registration renewal back in the mail for (5) years…it worked! Cool, one less thing to worry about. Now I’m moving forward to get all my paperwork together in anticipation of May 8th (Ha Ha signup). Happy Earth Day, today!