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Re: Buying A Boat, Need Some Help

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.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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