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7 Boating Safety Tips for Staying Safe on the Water

by Josh Tyson on

Boat people are cut from a different cloth. First of all, they own boats, which is sort of rare even in states with loads of water to play in. Thing is, excluding those who get seasick, we all want to be boat people. Unless you are a merchant marine or a pirate, being on a […]

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Boat Safety Course: Learn Boating Basics by Kathy Teel on

Most people have a good idea how to get a driver’s license, because most people will get one at some point in their lives, but it’s not always as clear what the requirements are for a boating license. It’s important to know that the law approaches boating differently from driving a car, and getting a […]

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Boat Registration Requirements: How to Register Your Vessel by Melissa Crumish on

Before raising anchor in your new vessel, be sure it meets your state’s boat registration requirements. Rules and regulations vary by state, but in most instances the following vessels are exempt from registration: Boats restricted to private lakes and ponds. Small sailboats under a certain length (usually 12 feet). Non-motorized canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and rubber […]

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Getting a Duplicate Title With a Lien by Alicia Sparks on

So, you need to replace your vehicle title but the bank technically still owns your car? Don’t worry. Title transfers are a huge part of every motor vehicle agency’s business, so most, if not all, states have a few simple steps in place for replacing a lost title when the vehicle has a lienholder. 1. […]

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Requirements for Replacing a Lost or Damaged Title by Melissa Crumish on

If you’ve lost your vehicle title or if it inadvertently got fed into the shredder, you need to order a duplicate title. Even if your car is not on the market, you’ll eventually need the title for when the day comes to sell. Regardless of what state you call home, all title transfers require vehicle […]

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Using Power of Attorney to Obtain a Duplicate Title by Melissa Crumish on

It staggers the mind how vehicle titles go missing as readily as socks in a laundromat. Especially given the importance of the document for conducting title transfers. The only good that comes from this is that Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices have become well practiced in processing duplicate title applications. The state motor vehicle […]

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