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Hate to vent but I'm ready to throttle my mothers BF....When I found a replacement hull, I asked him if he would mind pulling it back from NY for me..."No Problem" he says....I pulled the empty trailer up,(used a truck the Brother in law bought down here. go look at and buy the boat, move it to my brother in laws and the BF was to pick it up there and bring it when he comes back here. I wanted to pull it home but the wife refused to let me put a hitch on her new jetta.Its about 20 miles out of his way to pick it up, and another 1/2 mile pass his place to ours. at 20 ft and 1600# its smaller and lighter than the work trailer he hauled up. well last night he calls and says he is not comfortable pulling it now. I never put a tag on the trailer, bought in 97 from SC, and never got any paperwork for it. I have a trailer tag and registration from our camper but he says he is scared to use it. I even have the hull registered and the numbers to put on it. When I found this hull it was a dream come true, and relied on his word to help me get it home.
The BIL is looking at possible getting it looked at and registered there, but I figure if someone sees a NC boat on a NY trailer it would be more apt to get pulled over.
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Re: Mad as ........I remain on land

He is sweating driving a trailer with no tags for 20 miles? WTF. I have been doing it for years with my little boat. There are deputies all the time at launching ramps and they never gave me hard time about it.
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Re: Mad as ........I remain on land

Geesh the ticket will cost less than you'd wind up with in finding alternate ways of getting it home... Shame I don't live down that way I'd pick it up for you!
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Re: Mad as ........I remain on land

Please forgive me for making the following observations...

1. Your wife, who you are married to and is your partner in life, gets a free pass because she doesn't want a hitch on her car, but you're cool with that.

2. Your mother's boyfriend, who has no commitment to you at all, is now a lesser person in your eyes because he's unwilling to break the law for you by hauling a trailer, as a personal favor to you, that you've never bothered to have registered or inspected?

I mean, I get it.. it's only 20 miles, and we've all used trailers that aren't exactly up-to-date with their registrations before (guilty as charged), but it's always been US using them, and WE therefore assume any penalty. I wouldn't feel comfortable asking someone else to take a risk for me.

Just sayin'.... try to see it through his eyes before you get too mad at him. You can rent a truck with a hitch from Uhaul for a day for not much money. Just git'er done, and get back to bein' a happy family.

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Re: Mad as ........I remain on land

I think he wants it towed from NY to NC without tags, not just twenty miles.
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Re: Mad as ........I remain on land

Your mothers BF seems to be showing good sense. Favors are one thing, tickets (possibly from more tha one jurisdiction) are quite another. Insurance issues come to mind as well.

Borrow his vehicle if he will let you, or rent one.
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Re: Mad as ........I remain on land

If it was just 20 miles I would get it with my truck, It is from NY to NC, the 20 miles is his extra mileage to go out of his way. About 1600 miles for me to go get it.And I do understand the legality issue, a legal tag but on the wrong trailer,but he knew that when I 1st spoke with him. He is not making a special trip, he is working up there and coming home for a visit, and I'm paying 1/2 his fuel bill.This is just one of many things he has done to get my BP up. The wifes car is brand new and the rated towing is exceeded by the boat, and the warrenty may be voided. I almost rented a truck to pull it home, but at the time he was still going to tow it, just had a feeling he would change his mind.
As far as tickets, this guy drives like theres a cop behind every tree and looking for him, He had me look at his camper...he refused to pull it because there was a front clearance light out. I even had him inspect my trailer before I left for NY so it would meet his requirements because of dealing with him before. Now I could have lied and told him the tag was for the trailer and he would have never known the differents.
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