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    Every day a winding road spinnaker's Avatar
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    You can't hide on the internet!

    I am selling my boat. My old boat partner's name is still on the trailer title. He moved away before we had a chance to transfer the title.

    I have not talked to the guy in about 8 years or so. He is a pilot and has lived all over the US and also in Europe. Fat chance I would track him down now.

    To make a long story short I find it is going to cost me $128 in court costs + $300 for advertising to get his name removed. Advertising he would probably never see! All for a $500 trailer!!

    I had done a search before and got tons of hits on his name. He has a fairly common name and shares it with a historical figure which gets tons of hits alone.

    So I am staring at the title and decide to get creative with his name and search on his full name including middle initial. The first two hits come up with a database with tail numbers. One listed a small town in Missouri.

    After seeing the town I thought I recognized it and did a White pages search in the small MO town, using his last name ( nothing came up with first and last) and started calling names. The first lady was very nice and said she knew of him but did not know him. I mentioned he was a pilot and suggested I call her local airport.

    Bingo! The man at the airport said "yeah I just talked to him yesterday". He gave me my friends number and I got in touch with him tonight.

    Turns out he just registered the plane about a year ago. If it was not for him buying that plane and the tail number website. I would have never have found him.


    I think it is all pretty amazing anyway.

    Thank goodness for small towns. Had I dialed a large city, not only would I have more names to dial but I doubt people would be that cooperative and trusting.
    Last edited by spinnaker; 06-10-10 at 08:19 PM.
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    Serendipitous.
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    Kinda scarey

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    Sounds like it was all for a good purpose. Good detective work.
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    small town in Missouri...?
    historical name...?

    is Mark Twain buying a plane for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    I am selling my boat. My old boat partner's name is still on the trailer title. He moved away before we had a chance to transfer the title.

    I have not talked to the guy in about 8 years or so. He is a pilot and has lived all over the US and also in Europe. Fat chance I would track him down now.

    To make a long story short I find it is going to cost me $128 in court costs + $300 for advertising to get his name removed. Advertising he would probably never see! All for a $500 trailer!!

    I had done a search before and got tons of hits on his name. He has a fairly common name and shares it with a historical figure which gets tons of hits alone.

    So I am staring at the title and decide to get creative with his name and search on his full name including middle initial. The first two hits come up with a database with tail numbers. One listed a small town in Missouri.

    After seeing the town I thought I recognized it and did a White pages search in the small MO town, using his last name ( nothing came up with first and last) and started calling names. The first lady was very nice and said she knew of him but did not know him. I mentioned he was a pilot and suggested I call her local airport.

    Bingo! The man at the airport said "yeah I just talked to him yesterday". He gave me my friends number and I got in touch with him tonight.

    Turns out he just registered the plane about a year ago. If it was not for him buying that plane and the tail number website. I would have never have found him.


    I think it is all pretty amazing anyway.

    Thank goodness for small towns. Had I dialed a large city, not only would I have more names to dial but I doubt people would be that cooperative and trusting.
    Did he agree to sign off on the title?
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    I once located someone using just their first name. Common name, kind of odd spelling of it though.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    Just for giggles, try googling yourself sometimes. Interesting.
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    Every day a winding road spinnaker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dahut View Post
    Did he agree to sign off on the title?
    Got in touch with him and he agreed to do whatever it takes.

    I learned that I can just get him to sign a power of attorney and then I can sign the tittle.

    Looks like I will be getting me a new plane as well as selling a trailer.
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    next time try Zaba

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Got in touch with him and he agreed to do whatever it takes.

    I learned that I can just get him to sign a power of attorney and then I can sign the tittle.
    This is true, but a POA wouldn't be needed for such a mundane transaction. That is generally for more broad reaching activities, or if you were to represent him and his affairs.

    You could just have him send you a notarized release or quit claim.
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    They will try to teach you a lesson if given the chance, and you will stumble over their stinking feet."

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    Not that I would ever suggest merely signing a name on the title......
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