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post #35 of Old 04-18-2019
Minnewaska
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Re: Working with sellers who refuse a pending survey contract

I think too many buyers price shop the survey and expect to have some “price per foot”. It’s totally unrealistic, as boats become more complex.

When I bought my current boat, I had a quote from a single guy that said he could do it in 6 hours. I had another quote from a guy that said it was either one guy for two days or two guys for one day. I took the more thorough option. Yes, I recall finding a single mistake, but not death defying and can’t even recall what it was now. The survey has been a good reference tool for me, to this day.

From memory, the survey identified a dead battery bank for the winches, a stern light hidden by the dinghy and a couple of others that weren’t noticed by either the seller or me. He cleaned them all up and I paid my offer. It’s been ten years and he and I remain in touch to this day.


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