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Re: Looking at a boat tomorrow

For spending a few days on, one thing I found was some 23-25 footers with an outboard seem to have comparable room below to 30 footers with an inboard diesel. Except for headroom.

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The price should not scare you off.

I know of one particular Hunter about the same size and vintage that is languishing and has nothing at all wrong with it but will probably go to the boat yard. The owner - a friend - practically offered to sign the boat over to me if I paid the yard. The reason is obvious to anyone who has had a boat. It costs $$ to keep them.

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The price should not scare you off.

I know of one particular Hunter about the same size and vintage that is languishing and has nothing at all wrong with it but will probably go to the boat yard. The reason is obvious to anyone who has had a boat. It costs $$ to keep them.
Yes... this COULD be the deal of the century.. OTOH it could be opening a particularly nasty can of worms. The OP just needs to really be aware of the pitfalls and be ready to walk if it starts looking like the latter...

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I got my 27' last fall in Swansea for $3500 including $675 in storage and launch so the boat was actually under $2900 so don't feel that he is selling it too cheap. If it was completely restored in perfect condition it would go for the $15K that was in another post. If it is average for 32 years old then I would say the owner realizes he isn't getting much more than the asking price.

There are so many related costs today that old boats can't be given away. Take it out for a sail and see how you like it.

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Save your self some time, grief and money - have it surveyed. The survey will likely cost about $500. That's chump change in this economy.

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Save your self some time, grief and money - have it surveyed. The survey will likely cost about $500. That's chump change in this economy.



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I am not saying you are wrong but in this case it is over 10% of the asking price...LOL
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Re: Looking at a boat tomorrow

in my opinion (and keep in mind I am prob the least experienced here) on a boat that costs less then 4 grand I would not get a survey. take it for a sail, if it works and looks ok and 4 large won't hurt your wallet then buy it. I would survey more spendy boats but not something this inexpensive. Again take it for what it's worth from inexperienced sailor. I make no claims to know more then others here, just my opinion when spending my money.
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Just be real careful about checking that he has good title and that it is his to sell.
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But you do have to ask yourself what can you afford to lose? In addition to that if you do end up buying a real pig-in-a-poke you can end up with a disposal bill that may well be as much again.

I wouldn't survey a 3-4K boat for myself but I've been at this for over 30 years.. I think a survey for a 'newbie' is worth the education value alone.

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of course demanding to see documents of ownership would do one of two things. Either make the owner mad because you think he is lying or tell him you think the price is too low. Both points will ruin your chance of negotiation...
Assuming this is a legitimate deal.

How much negotiating room do you think there is on a $3,900 boat that may already be grossly under-priced?

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