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Go over it like you would buying a used car (or new for that matter). Get into every nook and cranny (you'll pick up things that the surveyor may not). Look for broken items, dark colored wood that indicates wood rot, check and make sure all the buttons, switches, etc work and if not labeled what they are used for etc, check all the bildge accesses, locate all the tanks and seahulls...

Take time to also chat with the owner if on board and ask questions - but more importantly ask them what they found to be weaknesses or annoyances with the boat - and what you should be aware of in terms of the boats quirks...

You'll be surprised how forth coming people are when asked directly.

Most of all - after clamoring around and soaking where things are - take a few moments to relax and consider if this is the boat you see yourself doing whatever style of sailing you intend...
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