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Old 06-06-2011, 08:24 PM
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I am thinking about buying a 2001 27victory Advantage
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$27,500 is alot of money for me.
Am I being overly concerned?
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His words were "thats why your getting the boat for so cheap" and threw a fit.
This would concern me.
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I would pass ,as he was pissed that you heard it
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If your ok with another 5-7K to go thru the motor then go ahead with the deal .....
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How did it sound when in quiet mode?
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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usually mechanical engine faliures are more detectable when the exhuast is quiet.... but if a seller acts irrational then thats a sign of something hidden???

there should be plenty of boats for sale in that price range for you.
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It could be the internal flappers in the exhaust tips, i had them in my corsa slant cut tips it sounds like a lot of banging going on but once you put it in silent choice it goes away.
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There's alot of good boats out there. If he wants to be a dick find another!
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I'm just going to walk away from it. Too many headaches. I appreciate the feedback.
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