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Old 12-27-2009, 01:03 AM
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LOWBUCK
AS BUYER I WOULD ALWAYS RECOMMED THAT YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MARINE SURVEYOR TO PROPERLY INSPECT ENTIRE THE BOAT YOUR ARE PLANNING ON BUYING
THERE COULD BE ALOT OF OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THE BOAT BESIDES THE ENGINE
MUST HULLS WILL STRESS OUT FROM IMPROPERLY USING A PRO-CHARGER
IN THE PAST I HAVE FOUND HULLS WITH MAJOR STRESS CRACK ON THE STRINGERS AND TRANSOM
THIS PROBLEM COULD COST YOU FAR MORE THEN ANY ENGINE OR DRIVE PROBLEM
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF MARINE SURVEYORS THAT SPECIALIZE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE BOAT
A PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE BOAT SURVEYOR WILL BE ABLE TO INSPECT THE WHOLE BOAT HULL ENGINE AND DRIVE SYSTEM PROPERLY HE SHOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO INSPECT THE TRAILER AS WELL
IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTION FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME AT [email protected]
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:11 AM
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LOWBUCK
AS BUYER I WOULD ALWAYS RECOMMED THAT YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MARINE SURVEYOR TO PROPERLY INSPECT ENTIRE THE BOAT YOUR ARE PLANNING ON BUYING
THERE COULD BE ALOT OF OTHER PROBLEMS WITH THE BOAT BESIDES THE ENGINE
MUST HULLS WILL STRESS OUT FROM IMPROPERLY USING A PRO-CHARGER
IN THE PAST I HAVE FOUND HULLS WITH MAJOR STRESS CRACK ON THE STRINGERS AND TRANSOM
THIS PROBLEM COULD COST YOU FAR MORE THEN ANY ENGINE OR DRIVE PROBLEM
THERE ARE A COUPLE OF MARINE SURVEYORS THAT SPECIALIZE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE BOAT
A PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE BOAT SURVEYOR WILL BE ABLE TO INSPECT THE WHOLE BOAT HULL ENGINE AND DRIVE SYSTEM PROPERLY HE SHOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO INSPECT THE TRAILER AS WELL
IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTION FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME AT [email protected]
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I bought my boat sight unseen from FL but I had it checked out by both a certified marine surveyor (sams.org) and a certified Merc technician. Both provided detailed reports of their findings, including photographs. When I received the boat (had it transported using uship.com) there were absolutely no surprises. Some examples - one of the batteries died within the first couple weeks, but the weak battery was in the report. The bilge pump was inop ... in the report. Silent Choice leaks ... in the report. Stain on the pass seat ... in the photos. Best darn $500 i ever spent.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:41 PM
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Hey Low Buck, Congrats on the new boat. I assume all went well in OK.
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