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I have read your comments, but I am not sure what your legal question is?
Did anyone ever file a probate case to settle father's estate?
Did the step mother go to jail?
Ok, he has no legal authority to dispose of assets that are in father's estate. If you are the only two children, then you would inherit them equally. But someone has to file a probate action to be able to have the authority to transfer the truck and boat titles out of father's name and into both of yours.
If he only had minimal assets under $25,000 then you can go down to the local probate court and file a "Small Estate Affidavit" with the clerks and then that would give you the power to transfer the boat and truck to both you and brother's names with the DMV. You would need to get the titles and then a certified copy of the Affidavit and then they can transfer the assets into both your names and issue new titles.
Or if you didn't want to do that, the Affidavit gives you the legal power to sell both of them and then divide the money between the two of you.