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Old 12-15-2005
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Can you sell a survey to the next

Offer to sell it to him for a % of the price you just paid (and lost - because he as a broker mislead you if the failures were so ''glaring''), especially if the failures are beyond a point of negotiation to remedy them. You have no obligation to the broker nor seller - he didnt do HIS homework and you''re out $500. Why reward them for offering a boat that couldnt come close to passing a survey. Otherwise, I would not disclose ANYTHING listed as failure issues in a ''specific nature''. If you''re not going to further negotiate to either 1. fix the problems at sellers expense or 2. deduct such repair cost from the listed price, then why ''reward'' them by disclosing the failures.

There are some ''pre-survey'' books, etc. that perhaps you should consider before you offer a deposit on another boat. In this way the next time, your surveyor will ''verify'' your findings. Your pre-purchase agreement would then include time for *your* detailed pre-survey as well as a followup survey by an accredited surveyor. Your ''pre-survey'' could save you $$$.
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