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Re: Is a marine survey really worth it for an inexpensive boat?

It's a tough call and from a purely financial point of view it may not make sense.

That said, consider that after buying it, without a survey you'll own a boat that you may not know very well. When the weather pipes up you'll find yourself wondering how good the rigging actually is and what about the chain plates etc?

I found myself in exactly this situation, bouncing around in 12' seas with the nearest port closed for the conditions and the next one 6 hours away with far too little experience on a boat that I realized I didn't know at all. Following the season I bought a survey just to alleviate these questions and feel better having done it.

So the survey is for more than jus financial risk, it also gives you extra peice of mind.
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