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Old 05-01-2009, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Shallow Minded View Post
+1 on this... just factor a plane ticket into the cost of the boat. Pretty cheap insurance to make sure the boat is what YOU want. I just bought my second boat long distance, but made a point to go see both of them in person. Then again, my old-lady says I have a pretty good case of OCD. Good luck!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:41 PM
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Sounds like he already had his mind made up before he asked the question. Anyway, good luck dispite all the comments to the contrary. How about we start the I got ripped off thread now?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:35 PM
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Your hauler is a licenced surveyor?
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:15 PM
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I had a survey done and didn't go look at my last one. I will not ever do that again. One of the biggest mistakes I've made. Plane ticket and a nice vaction would have been alot cheaper.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:04 PM
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I'd recommend a survey performed by a certified surveyor. I just returned from a 2700mi trip to bring home my 'new' Wellcraft Nova II. Bought it relying on good pics and long conversations with the PO. She looks even better than in the pics, is in excellant condition and runs very well. The PO deposited and held my deposit money in case I wanted to back out after being able to see and test it.
There are still some honest and reliable people out there.
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