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Re: Purchase an ex charter boat

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what to look for if they've hit one

Charter boats have also often been slightly modified for survey - such modifications not always to everyone's liking, so there are costs involved to convert back.. otherwise, he's correct.[/SIZE]
What damage do you specifically look for?

What kind of modifications are you referring to?

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Re: Purchase an ex charter boat

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What damage do you specifically look for?
Hull damage - particularly keel cracks - from hitting reefs and jetties rather harder than an owner would. Chafed rigging/sails.. Cosmetic gelcoat damage. That sort of thing.

Think "hire car" - only it's a boat.

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What kind of modifications are you referring to?
Extra life-rings and life-ring mounts for starters (ugly!), dodgem-car style bumper strip around the full length of the hull.. but really anything in the boat that you don't particularly like.

..especially the kind that yell "I'm a charter boat!!" from the other side of the anchorage.

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WHo is to say an owner will not hit a rock, reef jetty etc as hard or harder than a charter person! I know a couple of times, I have hit the ground pretty rough! once hit a sand bar at 6 knots!

The look while doing a survey to see if there is remnants of hitting something damage, fixes to the body etc. There was a pretty good collision a couple of years ago at a beer can race, There was about 10-20K per boat. One of the folks in that crash posts on here. Either a charter person or owner of a boat can cause damage to a boat. Some of the charter folks will charter in an area they do not keep there boat! Example, faster goes to the Caribbean, granted on a friends boat, but his boat is left here in the salish sea. I am sure others on here, leave their boats say in the northern clims, charter a boat south, or east or equal........

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