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Old 03-06-2006, 10:36 PM
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I'm flying up and having a Cafe Racer surveyed tomorrow, its getting surveyed professionally and having a leakdown, but just for peace of mind what should I personally check that are typical of Cafe Racer hulls, 91' to be specific.

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Is it a Oklahoma Cafe Racer
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it sure is
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Make sure that there is not any 3.2 beer in the cooler. That stuff will make you sick!
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That boat is nice hope everything works out for you. You won't be disappointed.
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Is Ben Harmon surveying it? He might just be the only surveyor in OK!!!!! Just kidding, he did my Bullet when I bought it. Good Luck!!!!
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Is Ben Harmon surveying it? He might just be the only surveyor in OK!!!!! Just kidding, he did my Bullet when I bought it. Good Luck!!!!
Yes, he is. He appears to be the only game in town.
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I bought an 88 with about 600 hours on it and would look for the following small items:

Stress cracks in the hull near the bulkhead at the helm.

Stress cracks on the corners of the helm station and cockpit liner.

These cracks are more a cosmetic nuisance than structural issue. I had them repaired then they came back a little over time.

Overall my boat was in great shape and showed only expected cracks that you would expect after 650 hours of use.

I repainted it and here's here's the end result before I sold it...

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Surgin General covered it. Also look at the glass work where the stringers meet the transom and bulkheads. A good hit with a hammer will tell you if they are solid. Your surveyor will use a moisture meter also.
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I bought an 88 with about 600 hours on it and would look for the following small items:

Stress cracks in the hull near the bulkhead at the helm.

Stress cracks on the corners of the helm station and cockpit liner.

These cracks are more a cosmetic nuisance than structural issue. I had them repaired then they came back a little over time.

Overall my boat was in great shape and showed only expected cracks that you would expect after 650 hours of use.

I repainted it and here's here's the end result before I sold it...
I don't know if you are aware of it or not...but one of the engines let go on like his second time out!! He has re-powered it now. His brother bought my Bullet from me.
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