Got my title for the 30 footer..
First of all
Thanks Jeff for another well written post of yours. I wouldnt have been so nice about this, if I would have answered to the original poster.
here my 2 cts about the title...
Its illegal and inmoral.. But the good part in this is the following. He will spend more money to repair the boat, as he thinks he got a good title and can sell it for regular market value.
Than when it comes time to sell the boat a good surveyor will find the new keel and the rpairs.... BOOM .. if he hasnt declared it before, everybody will walk away from the boat.
Than he will think twice about his honesty.
honesty pays, maybe not right away, but with interest in the long run