Originally Posted by jsaronson
If you can't afford a survey think about the unexpected repairs you won't be able to afford.
Do not buy it without putting it in the water!! Does the engine run? Batteries dead? Electronics work?
Let it sink on the current owner's dime, not yours!
Didn't think it was pertinent to the post, but, boat costs are being split between two people. A survey is not out of the question. For future finders of this post, we're those annoying, idiotic, seat-of-our-pants types. You've been warned.