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post #4 of Old 04-07-2001
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Help - Islander 28

Jeff (above) is right- if you do go ahead to buy the boat, GET A SURVEY. Your insurance co. will probably want one anyway. Before getting to that stage, however, you are doing the right things. Find out from other owners what the problem areas are and inspect them (and everything else) thoroughly on your own. If you still want to go ahead, then do. The surveyor will always find something - that''s what you''re paying him for, and you can use that as a bargaining chip to lower the sales price. If he finds a major item you missed,(hopefully not likely if you''ve done your homework) look at it as a cheaper lesson than it could have been. Happy Sailing!
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