Bombay Explorer 44
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Re: Rdy to buy HOW to Inspect?
At that price paying a surveyor does not make sense.
Don Casey's book Sailboat Maintenance has a section on being your own surveyor.
There is a good thread in this forum here. clicky
I recently spent several months looking for my forever boat and the two things I relied on were
1 a checklist with space for comments.
2 a digital camera and lots of pics with comments.
BTW my first boat was a Jaguar 22 which is a British Catalina 22. Mine had the swing keel. It treated me well and took me all over the West Coast of Scotland and the Adriatic.