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Old 03-13-2007, 03:58 PM
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While looking at used boats, I have a lot of people saying they have been stored "indoors and outdoors". That could mean just about anything. What are some good telltale signs it has spent much of its life outdoors, and has more weather damage than the new wax job suggests?

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look for eveidence of dust dirt that has been washed by either hose or rain in seams/cracks joints. look carefully at upholstery piping and under the lounge/bench seat. good luck - jeff
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Big black streaks down the side of the boat..... Yeah, kinda like on Mr_Velocity's boat!
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who cares, its all about how it is maintained and/or under a cover w/vents
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When you get the pictures, look for clouds and trees in the background.
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When you get the pictures, look for clouds and trees in the background.
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who cares, its all about how it is maintained and/or under a cover w/vents
Problem is you don't know how long it was under the cover, and how long it was exposed. If cars are any indication, people get very clever with covering up damage due to exposure, such as using polishing compounds and polishes, and dressings on interior items. A few months later, you realize the finish is shot.

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