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

For a cheap, small & simple boat, spending 25% or more of the price on a survey seems foolish to me. Sort of like getting a home inspection for a garden shed.

Casey's book is good - study it in advance and take it with you to look the boat over.

The sticky at the head of this forum on "Inspection trip tips" is also good - again, read it first and take a copy with you.

Taking a knowledgeable friend is always a good idea - they don't have those stars in their eyes.
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