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1. The propane heater doesn't need to come out, it looks like a catalytic heater. Very Safe and doesn't produce a visible flame. Definetly replace the propane hose. A solenoid shut off valve is required.
2. Fire Extinquishers are about $20.00CDN for a 5lb ABC, can be purchased from Wal Mart or any hardware store.
3.VHF radio, good time to get one with DSC calling anyway. Check out Binnacle or West Marine for price comparisons.
4.Navigation lights are not too expensive. Consider a Tri-light. to go on the top of the mast.
5. Find out from your local coast guard and/or the US Power and Sail Squadron what the requirements are for a sail boat less than 30'. This will help you determine what is required. As well, I would suggest that you consider taking their Boating courses.
6. There are not to many 27' boats with an oven. This is a bonus.
Finally, don't insult the seller by low balling the offer, be fair and be ready with a counter offer. Before you make the offer, get the owner to take you out for a sail if at all possible.
Last edited by Ronbye; 03-10-2007 at 07:04 AM.