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Re: Advice on Beneteau 473 looking to purchase
I would not waste money on a survey. Look at another boat.
The moment the surveyor came on board my prospective B 393 he told me and my GF to gather around the Saloon and said before he popped up the floor board told us what he was looking for: cracks around the grid near the keel bolts that would indicate a hard grounding. If he found those cracks he would tell us to catch to first bus outta town.
My anxiety level shot up as we crowded close as with flair he dramatically lifted the floorboard...
Yay, we heaved a sigh of relief and the surveyor moved on.
He described exactly the same cracks as you have.
Sorry. But catch that Greyhound.
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