Originally Posted by youmeandthed
Be diligent where you can be, and take a chance. Oh and lowball, making an offer on a boat that won't be gone over by a surveyor or need a test sail, and is being done quickly with cash, holds value for the seller.
If you take all these courses and trips you'll never have enough money to go cruising.
Of course a no-survey offer holds value for the seller because there are probably problems with the boat that could cancel the sale.
When buying your boat sight unseen, why did you bother to read the PO's survey if they are so worthless?
Taking a few classes from the CG Aux or Power Squadron is a very minor amount of money and if they can't afford that, they sure can't afford a boat and those classes are worth the time and minor expense.