So i bought a H16 from a guy last weekend and he told me that since it was only a 16' it did not have or require a title ? Im not sure if its because of the year or the size ? Is there any truth to this ?
What I think he's telling you is that he can't find it or doesn't remember getting one. Like me, he probably bought the boat back when hull numbers weren't required. I put my title/MSO someplace safe, but couldn't find it when I sold the boat.
But yes, the 16 should have a title or MSO.
TPWD gets 6.5% on the sale of any boat. And any sailboat 14' and up needs hull numbers now. It used to be 18', then went to 16' and now to where it is.
You will have to fill out paperwork to get your registration properly submitted. And depending on the people at your TPWD office, they treat you like you stole it. The lady at the TPWD office near me is mean as a snake.
So get your ducks in a row. A notarized bill of sale will help.