I just bought a boat from a guy in Alabama. He told me that they dont have to lisense their boats down there. It does however have some kind of permit on it from AL. The guy gave me the bill of sale and all of that good stuff. If I took it out this coming weekend with the bill of sale and all of that just to see how the motor and boat run, would this be illegal? I am thinkin that it is and I need to get it lisensed first, but A friend said I would be fine. I just dont want to break the law.