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Old 05-11-2010, 10:40 AM
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Default Local guy bought this boat on Ebay. What would you do?

I gave my opinion like black = brutal HOT in the sun in the cabin and on the deck, and three motor headache, and age, etc. But he loved it and thought it was a buy of a lifetime.

He won it.

The owner now says he doesn't want the boat inspected. He (the owner) doesn't want a stranger crawling around, f-ing with his boat and the engines. Possibly screwing something up. The owner wants him to go for a test ride, only, and see that all checks out.

Seems fishy to me. Anyone know the owner or boat?

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:57 AM
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Funny this is a quote from his add "Absolutely turn-key, inspections invited. " If the owner will not allow a survey I would run away screaming as if I had just sat on the deck of that boat during the middle of summer in SC.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:34 AM
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I know that boat very well. PM if you like and I can give the prior owners number here in Illinois. He is a Fountain fanatic and that was his baby. Stunning boat that was flawless when he sold it. Not a stress crack anywhere. Fresh water and was very fast.

PS: On Ebay if he won the auction it is his boat. Ebay auctions are not subject to inspections. It is final. Sorry that is how it works. I too would be a litlle upset if I sold a boat rather cheap on Eaby and then they buyer wants an inspection, etc.... Due dilligance before the bid not after. He got as great price on a 42' Last time i saw the boat it ran 105 mph and was in mint condition. Even Reggie Fountain drove the boat a few years ago and was admiring how nice it was to the owner.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:48 AM
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Brad is correct, it's his boat now. I would also invest in asbestos flip flops, damn that thing must get hot.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:50 AM
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That is a lot of boat for $50K!!!!
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:53 AM
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Black---- NO but too late

No Survey---- Run Away
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:01 PM
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He should have gotten it surveyed before he made a bid.
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The seller should not have a problem getting another buyer at the same price. I know the black is going to be hot but that is one sweet rig.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PhantomChaos View Post
That is a lot of boat for $50K!!!!
no chit.....nice rig for 50K
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