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...and I still don't feel much better about blowing $1000 to survey a boat that I'm not gonna buy because it turned out to be rotting away...
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.. but imagine if you bought it without surveying it and found out later... how many beers would that need????

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.. but imagine if you bought it without surveying it and found out later... how many beers would that need????
Yeah yeah I know. Worth its weight in gold it was. At least I got an hour on the water out of it. Most expensive daysail EVER.
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Just goes to prove it wasn't the right boat for me.
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Ah well bud, bring on the next one, things often turn out for the better

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Better drink five more , just so it won't happen again.
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Next time, take the time to read the "inspection trip tips" post here, and do a decent "pre-survey inspection" yourself, it likely would have taken that C and C off your list. If you are unsure whether you are competent to know whether gear and hull are worn out, ask someone to go along with you to kick the tires. It never hurts to get a second opinion, anyway.

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could have been worse, you could have drunk the five beers before the inspection and decided to buy it anyway.

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Which boat was it , btw? The raced C&C?
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I've never bought a boat so I have no firsthand knowledge, but isn't $1,000.00 for a survey kind of expensive? I always thought they were a couple hundred?? I guess it depends on the size of the boat...
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