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Re: Blisters on survey - Morgan 38
Rob - They don't sting at all, and I appreciate the input. I'm trying to make an informed decision, and your thoughts are valid. I only questioned because your comments on price were contrary to my research. I checked the NADA guides, too. I've read that NADA numbers aren't reflective of what the market really is. Again, conflicting opinions all over the internet.
I have no intention of paying $35k for this boat. If it didn't have blisters, and the rest of the survey was good, I would have. Only because the Yachtworld numbers from the last 3 years seemed to support this price. The owner was asking $44k pre-survey. Again, inline with other asking prices. Subtracting broker fees (since we're not using a broker), the average closing price over the last 3 years supported the $35k price.
Again, I'm looking for a bluewater capable boat in this price range. All boats are going to have issues/problems. Particularly those with the design/build quality for how I intend to use it. What I'm asking is essentially this... should I walk over blisters provided the owner will negotiate the price because of them? Will blisters, if properly addressed, still compromise the safety of the vessel?
No blisters on inspection doesn't mean that a boat hasn't had blisters in the past or won't have them in the future. I'd have to remove the bottom paint to verify.
Again, please keep the comments coming. I'm not offended by frank opinions. And, I'm certainly not trying to argue.
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