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Old 01-14-2013
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Re: No Sea Trial

All this advice is great. A broker listing the boat is working for the seller. The surveyors you hire should be independent, contacted and hired independently, and they are working to protect you.

So it's buyer + surveyor vs. broker + seller.

At any time, as buyer, you can walk away. Clarify that when you open your wallet or checkbook for the deposits. But be prepared to shovel out $$$ for the deposit and surveyor and if the boat is lifted, which it should be. I never really heard of a surveyor going on the sea trial, but it's an added security-measure if he obliges.

Good luck!
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