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What Happens If You Dont Have A Title For Your Motor?

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I have an 18HP Evinrude motor. In the state of Ohio, any motor over 10HP has to have a title. I bought the boat/motor from somone in Kentucky so obviously he never had a title.

Let's say I take the boat on the water but do not have a title for the motor, what is the most that can happen if I get caught?

It's not like I would carry the title around anyways......

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You probably need to talk to the BMV.

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You can contact the DNR in ohio also. I believe you will need the VIN number and the DMV can write you a lost title. Also, check with the DNR or DMV as I think any boat under 18 ft does not require a title. Or maybe that was Michigan, cant remember

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I had to register the boat, trailer as well as the motor. I have not titled the motor yet but plan to. I was just curious what would happen if not titled.

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Most that would happen if you get caught? Are you insinuating that the motor is stolen?

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It varies from state to state. For example, Massachusetts does not title motors of any size, but they do title trailers and boats. You need to google the regulations that cover outboard motors, or contact the appropriate department that handles this.

Registration Requirements Registration is required on all motorized boats in Massachusetts. Coast Guard documented boats are exempt from registration. Registration certificates are renewed every 2 years. Title Requirements All registered boats over 14' are titled in Massachusetts except those which are Coast Guard documented.

Outboard Motors Massachusetts does not issue title or registration certificates for outboard motors. Boat Trailers Registration is required for boat trailers in Massachusetts. Titles are required on boat trailers weighing over 3,000 lbs.

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no, it's not stolen. I hear that the weather here is going to be very decent all week and I was contimplating taking the boat out to see how she performs and to make sure she doesnt leak. But I also don't wanna get it on the water if I have a chance of being fines cause the motor has not yet been titled.

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if caught = ticket and fines likely

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As said above, check with your Department of Game and Fisheries and ask them about the title.

Then proceed as directed.

To answer your query, if your state requires a title to the boat, motor and trailer be kept on the watercraft and presented to a law enforcement officer, then you could receive a citation if you fail to do this.

So be proactive and make the call. The long distance charge is worth the peace of mind after you talk to the people who are responsible for your state's watercraft.

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As said above, check with your Department of Game and Fisheries and ask them about the title.

Then proceed as directed.

To answer your query, if your state requires a title to the boat, motor and trailer be kept on the watercraft and presented to a law enforcement officer, then you could receive a citation if you fail to do this.

So be proactive and make the call. The long distance charge is worth the peace of mind after you talk to the people who are responsible for your state's watercraft.

Long distance? What's that? I thought that went the way of roaming charges on cell phones. The only long distance we have on our phone is to numbers outside of the country.

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Come to Virginia, Rhino!!!!!!

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Come to Virginia, Rhino!!!!!!

Been through it a lot on either 95 or 81. Never had a problem with cell phone reception. Don't use it much so I may have just been lucky. I can see where 81 could present a problem going through the Smokies. Haven't used 95 but once in the past several years. D.C. is a bloody nightmare, and then you have to deal with all those tolls from the Jersey Pike, through Delaware and Maryland.

A couple of years ago we went to the fall races in Martinsville. Stayed in Troutsville. Used our cells in that area without losing the signal, though I can see where there are places that could be problematic.

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When I lived in Illinois I sold my boat to a Missouri man. Illinois doesn't require a title for outboards, so I didn't have one to give. I gave the man a signed bill of sale and he had no trouble using that to get the motor titled in Missouri. Border states like Illinois & Missouri, or in your case Kentucky & Ohio deal with this all the time. Call your state office, If everything is above board I'm certain you'll have no troubles.

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My apologies for insinuating the motor was stolen.

I'd think that without title you may have a problem convincing law enforcement that it is rightfully yours.

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