Learning the HARD way...
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
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... but if you decide to purchase this boat, it might be worthwhile to let the owner re-commission it. Yes, take a good look at it while it's out of the water, but let the owner do the work to get it back in sailing trim. Otherwise you are stuck having to get the act together before you even can do a sea-trial.
ABSOLUTELY! Any offer that I make would be contingent on the boat being relaunched, and
passing a sea trial with a genuine surveyor.
As for the engine
Yup, I plan to check both the engine and transmission oil, and the belts, and look for a spare impeller.
Also, I will give an overall look at the interior plumbing for cracked / broken hoses, and to see that there is antifreeze in the system.
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USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Instructor - Also certified in Marine Electrical Systems