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Old 12-10-2012
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Re: Is a marine survey really worth it for an inexpensive boat?

Thanks everyone.

No, I am not qualified to inspect a hull for moisture, rot, etc...

I am not financing the boat, and the marina I will moor at does not require insurance.

In addition, the boat I'll likely make an offer on comes with a 2012 5hp 4 stroke outboard with battery charging capability (MSRP $1700). So if the boat is a complete loss I'll still have that as well as an auto-tiller, power inverter and a number of other useful things.

This is not my first sailboat, but it is the first "real" keelboat I will have owned. If my sailing continues to progress as I hope, then this would be a stepping stone to the last boat I'll hopefully ever by - much more expensive and definitely will get a survey then.
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