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Re: Is a marine survey really worth it for an inexpensive boat?

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electronics, motor, sails, rigging are as advertised.
Are you qualified to tell if the hull is ok? Can you check for moisture, rsut at chainplates Thats as or more important than the above.

IMHO, Since your cost is not a lot a full survey may not be necessary and a quick look over by a surveyor may suffice. At the very least find someone who knows boats with experience to look it over. There are many Sailnetters in your area who may be willing to do that.

If you dont have the expertise to know what you are loooking at or for it is a good person who asks for help. Not saying you are dumb...just maybe have had the time to develope the knowledge or experience yet. In two years after owning a boat that will change somewhat although we are always learning from each other.

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