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Given the age of the boat, you'll probably want separate engine, rigging and boat surveys.

Gasoline engines aren't necessarily a bad thing, but some people think that it should detract from the price of the boat, preferring diesel. However, there are still a lot of Atomic 4s out there. If you're planning on any extended cruising, a diesel would probably be better, since they're more fuel efficient. Also, with the advent of ethanol blend gasolines in the marine market, the fuel doesn't last quite as long—being more susceptible to water absorption problems than the older non-ethanol blends.
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