• Help with getting rid of a boat with no title?

    My father sold a boat to a woman who used to live near us. He was kind enough to park it up at a private farm and make the payment for rent as long as she paid him the money. Four months ago, she left the United States after her house was taken by the bank, and now my father is essentially paying rent... show more
    My father sold a boat to a woman who used to live near us. He was kind enough to park it up at a private farm and make the payment for rent as long as she paid him the money. Four months ago, she left the United States after her house was taken by the bank, and now my father is essentially paying rent out-of-pocket for a boat that isn't his. When the woman left, she took the title of the boat with her. Contact with her is nigh impossible; he's been trying to get a message to the woman through her son, but it is suspected he is lying when he says he can't. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of the boat that isn't, well, illegal? My father doesn't want to straight up abandon the boat. We are in NJ and we can't donate the boat without the title, so we are out of luck here.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it a terrible idea to sail offshore relatively long distance with absolutely no experience?

    I'm considering purchasing a new sailboat to learn on but a lot of the good deals are up in in orange county and los angeles while i live in san diego. There's no way i can tow it home so is it a terrible idea to attempt to learn to sail with it right off the bat by sailing it home?
    I'm considering purchasing a new sailboat to learn on but a lot of the good deals are up in in orange county and los angeles while i live in san diego. There's no way i can tow it home so is it a terrible idea to attempt to learn to sail with it right off the bat by sailing it home?
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where can I find an old lower unit of a small boat motor without an engine for cheap?

    I have a couple old lawn mower engines sitting around and would like to convert one to a small boat motor for fun. I see people doing this by attaching it to a lower unit of an old boat motor. Where can I find an old lower unit without a motor for cheap? Or if anybody has any ideas on how to make my own shaft and... show more
    I have a couple old lawn mower engines sitting around and would like to convert one to a small boat motor for fun. I see people doing this by attaching it to a lower unit of an old boat motor. Where can I find an old lower unit without a motor for cheap? Or if anybody has any ideas on how to make my own shaft and driveshaft and attach it to a propeller I'd appreciate that as well. I know it is not an ideal boat motor, but its just a fun project.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • What size prop for outboard mercury?

    I have a 1985 25hp xd mercury outboard. Its a 2 stroke and a tiller handle. Recently just got it for my boat and its needing a prop. What diameter and pitch would this motor need?? Ive googled and had no luck. Somebody please help!!!
    I have a 1985 25hp xd mercury outboard. Its a 2 stroke and a tiller handle. Recently just got it for my boat and its needing a prop. What diameter and pitch would this motor need?? Ive googled and had no luck. Somebody please help!!!
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Question about small boat under seat livewell pump?

    Best answer: The PROBLEM is that you don't understand the purpose for a "livewell" in a small boat. The livewell pump is NOT supposed to pull water from the bottom of the boat. An aerator just circulates the water in the tank to keep it fresh so your bait or fish stay alive. If you want to remove water from the... show more
    Best answer: The PROBLEM is that you don't understand the purpose for a "livewell" in a small boat. The livewell pump is NOT supposed to pull water from the bottom of the boat. An aerator just circulates the water in the tank to keep it fresh so your bait or fish stay alive. If you want to remove water from the bilge (bottom) of your boat, you need a bilge pump and THAT water should go overboard.
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • What a radio on a ship/boat called? that they use to communicate with other ships/boats passing by?

    Best answer: VHF Marine Band Radio, 156.7Mhz. A 30 watt FM unit will get you 50 miles if your antenna mast is tall.
    Best answer: VHF Marine Band Radio, 156.7Mhz. A 30 watt FM unit will get you 50 miles if your antenna mast is tall.
    8 answers · 2 months ago
  • How come cruise ships never run out of food? How do they make sure they never run out of food on those boats? And where do they get?

    all that food and how do they get it onto the boat?
    all that food and how do they get it onto the boat?
    19 answers · 2 months ago
  • Can a diesel technician work on boats?

    I live in Jacksonville FL, there looks to be many opportunities to work on big ships or smaller boats. There is only one diesel program near me and it is for automotive. I have contacted them and they say there is routes for a marine tech. I'm not sure how i could transition a diesel degree into a diesel marine... show more
    I live in Jacksonville FL, there looks to be many opportunities to work on big ships or smaller boats. There is only one diesel program near me and it is for automotive. I have contacted them and they say there is routes for a marine tech. I'm not sure how i could transition a diesel degree into a diesel marine degree. Is this possible?
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • How long can you hold on to a boat?

    I was watching the incredibles and I feel like they held on to that boat for way longer than you should be able to. How long can you do it?
    I was watching the incredibles and I feel like they held on to that boat for way longer than you should be able to. How long can you do it?
    3 answers · 2 months ago
  • 1951 Johnson 10 hp boat motor worth?

    9 answers · 2 months ago
  • I want to build this boat out of plywood, anyone have insight? Or study plans?

    Might post the step by step build on YouTube, can't find the right plans I need help looking for the correct plans to buy
    Might post the step by step build on YouTube, can't find the right plans I need help looking for the correct plans to buy
    10 answers · 3 months ago
  • Looking for funny take on winterizing and shrink wrapping your boat?

    Something like a checklist
    Something like a checklist
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • What is the recommendation for a person who gets sea sick?

    Patches are worthless. So other than staying out of the cabin and not eating any meals what could I do? I'm a diabetic by the way and need to figure out what I can pack that won't make me toss my cookies during an 8 hour charter on lake superior. Definitely bringing a change of clothes.
    Patches are worthless. So other than staying out of the cabin and not eating any meals what could I do? I'm a diabetic by the way and need to figure out what I can pack that won't make me toss my cookies during an 8 hour charter on lake superior. Definitely bringing a change of clothes.
    17 answers · 3 months ago