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Re: I Think I Found The Right Boat
yeah, that's the one problem I'm running into........ a survey.
I've done some research and their are a couple of mobile mechanics in town that will look at boats and but neither are certified surveyors and they were both pretty honest and said sailboats really were not their thing they were more into engines and mechanics and did mostly powered cruisers, ski boats and PWC. One even said He could give no opinion on sails, running or standing rigging but he'd look at the desiel.
The shop at this lake charges like $500 for a haul out and they do not do pre-purchase inspections because as he put it "I've made enemies and it's done more harm than good to my business when I've brought up issues that stopped a sale". he'll haul it out and you have to look at it and if you find something wrong he'll quote a price to fix it.
The owner of this 27' does have a receipt for his bottom job done in 2008 done at this shop. Although a lot could happen in 5 years, it has two coats of barrier coat and two coat of anti-fouling or at least the receipt claims that.
I know this is a large problem....