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1 Week Ago 09:16 AM
Ricky K Ngo
Re: Local boat buying assistance

anybody in the Gulfport, Mississippi area would like to go look at the 47' egg harbor sedan cruiser with me today or tomorrow. Your opinion is greatly appreciated.
07-20-2016 04:30 PM
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Is anyone in or near Rochester, NY? Or Warwick, RI?
01-19-2016 07:12 PM
Re: Local boat buying assistance

I get in and out of Astoria, Oregon about once a month. Its a small scene, so I often know the person selling the boat. So if you want me to look, or give some insight i would be happy to help.
01-18-2016 04:24 PM
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Anyone near Indiantown Florida?
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
Dancin' Bare
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Northern Washington State. I'de love to help.
01-12-2016 12:49 PM
Re: Local boat buying assistance

I can cover SE Wisconsin.
01-12-2016 11:58 AM
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Hello James -

You should review some boat inspection tips prior to visiting your prospective boat. This could include this write-up:

It would help to have an experienced boat owner along. However, you need to get a professional survey for a purchase this big. Frankly, if you can't afford a survey, you will not be able to afford a sailboat. Furthermore, if you are going to get insurance for the boat (may be required by marinas), then you may be required to have a survey. Anyway, that is my $.02. Good luck with your purchase.
01-11-2016 11:03 PM
Re: New Boat Buying Assistance List

Originally Posted by BreakAwayFL View Post
I'm not much use for giving advice yet, but I'm more than happy to go visit and take pictures for you, maybe eyeball any specific items you want me to. I can handle Broward and Monroe counties in Florida, which encompasses Hillsboro Inlet down to Key West.

I can also find you local surveyors, yards, marinas, moorings, etc.

SN/PM is fine, I'm on every chance I get.
I'm about to pull the trigger on purchasing a 33' Irwin MKii on Marathon Key. This will be my first sailboat purchase, but I don't have the funds for a professional survey. So two favors, would you be interested in looking at the boat with me this Wednesday or Thursday? And I also am trying to find a good, cheap liveaboard marina to move it to once I do buy it (it's moored on a free mooring right now). I've already been on the boat and it looks to be in good condition for a 38 year-old boat, but I'm worried I might overlook something. Thanks for your time
10-19-2015 07:04 PM
I can cover San Diego to Newport Beach

I live in Oceanside and work in Newport Beach and am often in San Diego to work on my boat. I am always up to kick the tires for someone if they are interested in a boat in the Socal area. I know enough to rule out and save you the cost of a survey or the effort of coming to look at a lemon. I also have a professional quality camera so can forward good images of the boat.
06-23-2015 09:59 AM
Re: Local boat buying assistance

No problem...most people miss that...
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