Originally posted elsewhere by Papascot, plagerized by me with some slight alterations...thanks Papascot. If your title is more than a few years old be careful when you sell it if it does not have the 12 digit number on the title. Before 197? boats had a 6 digit serial number and in the last couple of years a title cannot be changed without a new ID plate issued from the ODOW. It can be done by mail or in person in Akron. I sold my '66 Starcraft a month ago and had the buyer trying to get his money back because he did not understand the law. He thought I sold him an untitleable boat, instead simply a case of of getting the proper paper work done.