If there is a HIN (required in the US beginning in 1972, dunno about Canada) make sure that the same HIN is on the title and bill of sale, and that it is sold "free and clear of all liens and encumbrances".
Even on a 25' boat, you might want to have it surveyed. If there is a problem below the waterline, with the keel, etc. the repairs or disposal costs can FAR EXCEED what your whole budget for the boat was. (There are problems above the waterline that can be just as bad.)
No Hull ID on this boat, at least not where everybody said it should be, as for the survey, it was done 3 years ago, I know it should have gotten one but, I its not really the money I am worried about. I have a problem with saving large amounts of money at dollars an hour 10.00 an hour. so getting this at $3,000 and fixing up it up is ok with me. I know I won't ever get the money out of it but it will also give me something to enjoy and I can get to know the boat this way.
P.S. Does anybody know what year the last Haida was made?