1960 Merc100 Do i need a title?

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    Titan

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    #184392

    Hi all i have a 1960 Merc100 it’s in great shape and i need to know before selling if i need a title since it’s 10hp and pre 1963

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    bobw
    bobw
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    #184397

    Depends on your particular state’s requirements. Some states require titles, others don’t.

    Bob

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    amuller
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    #184423

    Depends on the jurisdiction. In Minnesota, as far as I have seen, people bother with titles for some boats, depending on size and age, and for trailers. I’m not aware that anybody bothers with titles for motors, or that the state issues them.

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    outbdnut2
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    #184454

    Yeah – in Minnesota, motors aren’t titled; and they don’t care much about titles for older boats. I’ve licensed two boats (1957 and 1974) that I bought in Wisconsin without anything but a written bill of sale, and one was done on a napkin at a garage sale! Minnesota is picky about trailers because they are used on highways. I bought a trailer out of Wisconsin (Wisconsin doesn’t license boat trailers so there was no paperwork to be had!) , and the napkin receipt wasn’t enough, but then an older gal at the registrar’s desk overheard us and gave me a form to fill out saying it was homemade – I told her it wasn’t but any VIN or serial number was long gone. She said to fill out the form as if I’d made it and she issued me a title and license.

    Now that some of these newer big motors can cost up to $20 grand, maybe some of those should be licensed/titled??!!
    Dave

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    #184464

    Tennessee registers boats but not outboards or trailers. No titles on smaller boats and outboards. You don’t need a license plate on a boat trailer.

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    amuller
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    #184469

    Thing is, in Minnesota, that boat paperwork is handled by the Department of Natural Resources and trailers are handled by the Department of Public Safety. There are lots of rules and regs, but I think the state does try to strike a balance between discouraging theft and enabling boats with lost paperwork to get back into the system ….

    I have noticed that the information on boat titles and registrations is frequently wrong. Wrong manufacturer, wrong length, etc. And trailers are often enough titled as homemade that obviously are not, because this is the easiest way to get it done.

    Alan

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    #184903

    Michigan does not title outboards either. Boats 20 feet and over with permanently affixed engines are titled, otherwise only registration. Trailers over 2500lbs curb weight are titled. Below that, they are registration only.
    -Ben

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