I rather think they don't really know how to handle rafts with occasional motors. Trying to get registration for the first time was a bit of a farce as we (me and the clerk) tried to figure out how to circumnavigate the form; this in Moscow, ID which does have a little presence in the rafting world,
! I did notice when I renewed yest that the boat color is wrong as we now put the motor on a different cat; figured I would conveniently ignore that. May not be a legal defense but the point is we are trying to comply for our less than 20 miles a year under motor at put-put speed.