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Does posting "not responsible for accidents" on your boat protect you from liability in anyway?

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For numerous reasons I need to put my boat in my mothers name. To continue receiving help for college im not allowed the asset. It's only a Bass Tracker with a 9.9 motor but she is concerned that if there is an accident or someone gets hurt she will get sued and lose her house. I need to prove that is very unlikely and that i'm taking every precaution to ensure that doesn't happen. If you have any other suugestions to put her mind at ease it would be greatly appreciated!

asked May 14, 2014 by Bonjoyspice (120 points)

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I an not a lawyer, but simply posting a notice of 'non-responsibility' doesn't seem to be very effective in preventing a lawsuit. Perhaps a better idea would be to haul the boat out of the water and stow it in a secure place. Then if someone were to take it and injure themselves or others, you'd have a better case.
answered Jun 29, 2014 by Sailbad the Sinner (3,940 points)