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Cool Do I need insurance or a boating license??? for 25ft sailboat

Do I need insurance or a boating license??? for 25ft sailboat
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Hey dude...Just to let you kindly know you really should just pick one place to post each question...not two or more.

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Insurance Only if you intend to keep it at a marina or finance the boat
Licence/safty coruse..Depends on your state
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Any particular reason for spamming this forum with this same question three times. That's pretty poor net etiquette and I'd highly recommend you not do it again. Also, I'd recommend you read the post in my signature.
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[QUOTE=Stillraining;579679]Hey dude...Just to let you kindly know you really should just pick one place to post each question...not two or more.

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yeah sorry , this is a rare opportunity for me to use the internet,,, just trying to get answers (thanks, it realy helps) i only get online a few times a year if that
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If something happens and you injure somebody or somebody's boat with your 25 footer, you'll be sorry that you didn't have insurance. It's really not that bad, money-wise at least in this part of the country.

Any marina will require insurance. License requirements vary by state. Here, a boating card is required for people with boats powered by a motor at 10 hp.

My boat's motor is 9.9, but I'm going to get the boaters card anyway.
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If you have to get an answer to that question then yes you need insurance. No licenses are needed to sail, but endorsements are encouraged seeing as I have crossed tacks with to many novices in my time.
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Do I need insurance or a boating license??? for 25ft sailboat
From my previous experience, insurance is a MUST from the exact moment you buy the boat. Plus a lot of marinas require you have at least liability insurance for a certain amount of coverage, depends on the marina. Good thing is, its very inexpensive compared to auto insurance.
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I was shocked when my insurance guy gave me the quote for insurance on my boat. It's cheap. I'd like to supplement it with some kind of towing insurance, as that's an expense that could kill my new hobby.
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Both of my boats are under 20 ft, so they fall under USAA home owner policy .
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