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Has this boat sank?

Im lookinng at a boat for a buddy. I get the impression it has sank before, he says no but he dosn't know crap about boats anyway. Is there any way to find out if it has infact sank before?
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wilcard, what's the boat and where's it located?

Just checking in.
Where ya'll keep'n the wimmin 'round here?
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Generally there is no way to "look it up" unless you are talking about a vessel which had a salvage title or total insurance loss filed on it.

If you can't afford to throw out the price of the boat, you NEED to have a surveyor look at it to answer that question. (Or an experienced sailor.) And sometimes simply ask the prior owner--and have it written on the bill on sale that it was not sunk or salvaged. That gives you legal remedy for fraud if you later find out it was.
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I've seen boats for sale on Yachtworld that have clearly been underwater for awhile. Looking at some of the pics of the interior there is a clearly defined, even water line around the whole interior. I guess depending on how long it was under will affect the clues that are left behind. I bet the PO will tell you it wasn't though.
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If it has been declared a total loss by an insurance company, it might show up here.

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You didn't say why you think it was previously sunk. A clue like the water line on the interior would tell you for sure. What are the clues?
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You didn't say why you think it was previously sunk. A clue like the water line on the interior would tell you for sure. What are the clues?
dead fish in the storage lockers ????

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It might have been the "Neptune was here" written in barnacles on the cabin bulkhead.

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barnacles inside the cupboards.
Sea weed inside the boat.
some green algae grown all over the interior.
Scum all over the interior.
A large hermit crab is using the boat for his shell.
At least two of these answers are correct.
Guess which two
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It may have sunk, the Owner cleaned it up, new interior, fixed whater made it sink, and you would be none the wiser! Especially if insurance did not get involved and totaled it per say.

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