Don't do it, legally you have to have it there in working order. I got stopped last year and had to demonstrate that mine did work along with every other reg. in the book (some water cops have nothing better to do).
Damn James sounds like your dealer didn't prep your boat before you took delivery, they are suppose to check the small things like tightness of a H2O seperator. Happy to hear you got it all sorted out though ;)
My only problems so far are ballast pump impellors sticking (grease them or change impellors if they are the old style but your shouldn't be), Broke a front bow cushion (don't let anyone jump on them when they get in and out of the boat), and i'm not sure how it is on the DD but my hard tanks in the back have a sending unit on top that if you step on breaks reall easily. If i think of anything else i'll let you know but these are well put together boats and I have had nothing yet that i have HAD to fix right then and there.