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post #19 of Old 07-08-2018
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Re: Important Things (You Know Now), To Look For When Buying A Used Sailboat?

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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.
Second that great book, straight to the point no fluff...
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