A question: I just fell out with my family over the following situation. My question: Am I paranoid? The engine on the boat I'm restoring basically needs attention. I met a mechanic on the canals and, after having a chat, he offered his services. In fact, he seemed to me to be very friendly but maybe just too helpful and willing. He told me later that, in order to service the motor, he wanted to unhook my boat from its mooring and tow it off. The reason for this was because he wished to use jump-leads from his own larger boat and to do this he figured it would be best for me to let him tow the boat off for a few days. Well, seeing as my insurance was rushed through and is very basic, I just didn't like the idea. This is because the guy doesn't have a land base and instead cruises the canals in a living boat. All I had was a mobile phone number and I asked myself, hell, what's to stop this guy moving on and selling my boat on the black market or something? At any rate, all my family had a go at me and urged me to let this guy have the boat as all would be O.K. So, it led to a "falling out". However, the truth is I wouldn't hand my bike over to someone I didn't know unless he represented a shop that likewise had a fixed telephone number and location. I wouldn't even hand my bike over to a guy on a boat. So, maybe Stevie Baby or someone (who has a boat) can express their view. My family think I'm nuts but I think I'm just being sensible.