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post #59 of Old 06-08-2016
jackdaw
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Re: What did I do wrong?

This has become a pretty interesting thread.

One other thing that might factor. Most sellers get really turned off by a revised offer based on the results of a survey. In particular for things that are obvious and they sailed with.

Every big boat I've bought has had an 'official' survey, mostly for insurance purposes. But before we got to that point I'd gone over every detail of the boat, and found everything the surveyor found. My offers stood after the survey and the deals went through. To a certain degree sellers expect that; and want to hold you to that original number. Therefore I want that document to confirm my findings, or tell me something that makes me walk away. Things like the condition of the sails. the fridge working, etc should be factored into your original offer. I know the OP is kinda new to the game, and that's harder. But maybe find an experienced sailing friend to look a boat over with you, and make a solid offer based on what you see.

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