"Gut" plays a big role in buying a boat. When my wife and I went and looked at our boat we both pretty much knew she was right for us.
That cuts both ways. If the little voice in your head is telling to something's not right step off and keep looking.
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“Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port and the other was an atrocious liar" - Don Bamford