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Re: Important Things (You Know Now), To Look For When Buying A Used Sailboat?

Buy a copy of this book https://www.amazon.com/Caseys-Comple...70_&dpSrc=srch

When looking at a boat have a checklist on clipboard and take pictures.

If planning a stay in a warm destination think about ventilation. My first cruising boat only had one hatch and it opened from the rear, [ not good] my current boat has 7 hatches all of which open from the front and 8 side portholes which open. [good]

If planning on having a professional survey done be aware that virtually all surveyors will not go up the mast or lay out the sails, rarely do they run the engine and test the gearbox.
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