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post #15 of Old 06-20-2017
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Re: Shopping around for the 10-20yr boat, need some info on the CS33's

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Originally Posted by Arcb View Post
No no. This boat was well under $30k. I only hired a mechanic, no surveyor. I felt confident I could figure out the hull myself.
Yes, I have and would do the same, but darned insurance companies want those surveys anyway

What I see as a problem, is a buyer hiring a surveyor to check out a boat, but not realizing that one of the most expensive parts, the engine, can't really be evaluated by many surveyors. That would in many cases require a mechanic to be hired that is knowledgeable when it comes to marine engines. Just like when buying a car, the engine is the thing you really want checked. Replacement could be 1/2 again of what was paid for boat.
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