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post #51 of Old 05-03-2013
Sal Paradise
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Re: Looking at a boat tomorrow

"new standing rigging" Thats cool.

I'm no expert but there is a place between " if it sails buy it" and a full survey. Thats where I usually am. Look closely at chain plates, engine oil, look at the keel for cracks, do a compression test on the motor, see if it looks moldy behind the bulkheads. Check ends of standing rigging to see if it really is new.

I predict most sellers will haggle if you are holding cash.

OTOH I had a guy tell me once he'd "put a hole in it and sink it to the bottom of the river" before he took my offer. So YMMV. Liability only insurance might not require a survey.

Good luck!!!

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