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Catalina 25 with a inboard diesel

We are considering a Catalina 25 with a inboard diesel. What are the things I should be careful of to insure that I do not get a problem boat
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That's a pretty subjective question, imho. Do you have a lot of experience with sailboats? If not, it's always better to have a survey done by a professional. They can find things that could save you years of frustration, or better still, make you feel good about your new purchase. If you're familiar with sailboats/boats in general, then that's a different story. Is the deck soft in any places? Is the motor covered in oil spray or does it look like it's been freshly "degreased"? What's the condition of the wiring, etc. etc. etc. The list can get kinda longish, I'd think. Ultimately, there's never any guarantees, of course, but solid homework will sure help better your odds. Good luck.
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Some good places to start for information;

Boat Inspection Tips.


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Catalina 25 Owners Association

Good luck in your search, I have been looking for a while and hopefully later this year I will finally have my own. Take your time and use your head, not your heart.
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A quality survey by a qualified surveyor should put your mind to rest.. it will cost you but better to be out a few hundred than buying and find you've mis-spent thousands. Some arrange for a separate mechanical survey of the engine for the same reason.

If you're planning to insure or finance this boat a survey will be required in any event. Get one done once you have a solid agreement with the seller, making your offer contingent on a satisfactory survey(s).
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