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I would be concerned about the fuel. Since the engine hasn't been used much, is there water, bacteria, and other bad stuff in the tank? I would want to remove all the old fuel, clean the tank, change the filters, and add fresh fuel.

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Barry's concern is what I see most often. People buy a boat that has been sitting for a long time and they find that the engine runs great,- all smooth and clean. Then, when they are out in their first nasty weather or bouncing about breaking an inlet, their engine stops because all the sludge and debris has been shaken up and cloged the filters. They end up with their boat at risk at the worst possible time.


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Re: Quality of boats that sit vs sail

I actually saw the boat before it was listed with a broker. It's a nice boat, but needed a thorough cleaning of the deck. Even so I noticed some gel cracks.

The broker has it listed as "Mint". I just don't know how you can say a boat is mint with certainty if it hasn't really been used in 2 years.
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