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Originally Posted by tarboy
I'm looking at a 1981 Catalina 27. I will need to travel a thousand miles to check it out. I am planning to have the boat hauled for survey.
I have two concerns:
1. Is there a risk of collusion using a surveyor who works in the neighborhood of the marina where the boat is docked?
2. Is it necessary to take down the mast to inspect the standing rigging?
The boat appears in the photos to have been well maintained. It has a recently installed diesel engine still on warranty.
Any feedback will be very welcome.
Since you asked for feedback, here is some:
Why are you traveling so far to look at a Catalina 27? There were lots and lots of those made. Can't you find one closer?
Let's assume the best, and the boat is perfect. How are you going to get it home? Have you considered the cost of such an opertion?
Let's come back to reality for a little while. Before you start contacting surveyors, you really need to look at the boat yourself. I can't tell you how many times I saw a boat that looked great in an ad, spoke to the broker and heard how nice the boat was, how well cared it was, blah blah blah, only to arrive at the yard and find the boat was a total wreck. If you are really serious (seems like you are) take a look at the boat by yourself, a real hard look, then decide if you want to consider.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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