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Re: Am I out of line on my boat offer?

Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
To add something here, can someone define for me "acceptable sea trial"? Does that mean to most that the boat floats, moves with an engine, and that the sails to up/down and can move the boat? Or does it imply satisfaction in the way it sails? If the buyers has never sailed a similar boat before and finds the boat "tender" or "too slow" for his taste or expectations, does that constitute "not acceptable"?
In addition to the previous answer to your question, when I have had a sea trial done the surveyor also wanted the steering checked out (under power, not sail). Steering the boat in a figure 8, turning radius, that kind of stuff.
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