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Re: Buying A Boat, Need Some Help

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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
I'm going to look at a boat this weekend. If I like it, I will make an offer. However, my offer will be contingent upon a survey. How do I protect myself in terms of the cost of the survey? Do I negotiate a price ahead of time based on the seller's info and have a written contract if the boat checks out? How is this done?
Use the attached link and do a thorough pre-survey yourself. It will reduce the number of times you have to pay someone else.

Boat Inspection Trip Tips

If you are planning on spending a lot of money, say more than $10K, picking up and studying Don Casey's book on inspecting old boats would be a good idea too.

A lot of surveyors are "in name only" and they all cover their a$$es re: "errors & omissions" so being able to narrow the field severely by yourself is good practice.
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