The abstract of title came in the mail today. This shows the complete history of ownership and vessel names for Satori. I am the 5th owner of Satori which was once named Bittersweet. It seems that the hull was built in Costa Mesa by Westsail Corp but was then finished in Issaquah, WA by a couple of master carpenters. In 1987 the homeport was declared in Juneau, AK and then finally Edmonds by the last owner in 2000, which is closest the where I currently live. The boat was once purchased for as much as $46,000 and likely still retains much of that worth even to this day.
A letter came along with the abstract to explain why my application to transfer ownership was not accepted. The application CG-1258 was rejected for two reasons. It seems that I failed to complete section J (Endorsements) and M3 (State in which the vessel is titled). It took the USCG approximately 9 days to notify me of my incomplete application. It seems odd that I sent the application in an email but they responded in a letter, as opposed to just replying to my email with the notification. In order to rectify this I need to fill out another application, print it, sign it, scan it and then finally email it. Hopefully this time the application will be accepted and I can finally be finished with the documentation. Wish me luck!