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Old 07-16-2003, 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by Sean mean the thread that disappeared???


Did that thread get poofed?
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Old 07-16-2003, 04:49 PM
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I'll look at it or tell you what info I can dig up on it. The perf. boat group is small around here some one should know something. feel free to call me @ 713.702.6666
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:15 PM
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I agree with Jana. I'm from Houston (Bay Area) and my boat is for sale. You want to buy it and have it surveyed (at your cost): I would encourage you to do it. I would also be skeptical of this deal.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:52 PM
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I agree Too Old. My surveyor did not know as much as I do now. When I bought, I was really wet behind the ears, and I relied on his judgements. Now, I would really look to find a performance boat specialist to survey, AND a local OSO boat nut, much like the "OSO Salty Dogs" that have forgotten more than I will ever know.
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Old 07-16-2003, 06:18 PM
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I'd run away too. Even if you're not going to get a boat surveyed, it may be a good idea to tell the seller you are to see his reaction.
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Old 07-16-2003, 09:47 PM
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Move on. If the seller truly wants to sell the boat, and has nothing to hide, they shouldn't object to a survey. I have my 32 Hustler for sale, if someone wants to survey it, like "George W." says "bring em on. "A nice boat is nice boat. But, as Too Old said, I also wouldn't rely strictly on the surveyor. Also there are a number of surveyors that are not marine mechanics, and don't get involved with leak down tests etc.
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Old 07-16-2003, 09:55 PM
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same thing happened to me in dallas, owner agreed to do survey at first then changed his mind. then avoided my calls and finnaly said some one else offered him 12.000 more than he was asking. not 12hundred, i told him he was a stupid S.O.B to think some one would walk up and offer that much over. just look for another boat i did cost about 10grand more but its worth it.
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Old 07-17-2003, 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by Too Old
A seller should have no problem with a survey. It's no cost to him.
If the boat's as clean as the owner claims what's his beef?

As a buyer I wouldn't consider relying exclusively on the surveyors opinion. I've seen some surveys that were overly optimistic. In fact, I'd go so far as to say there's some marine surveyors out there that don't know their ass from their elbow.

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Old 07-17-2003, 01:33 AM
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One thing everyone has failed to mention here is if you are financing it the bank will probably require one or they wont loan money against it......Now there are two types of surveys a hull survey which covers all structural and operating systems of the boat and second the mechanical which covers engine, drives, and so forth.....If he wants to sell the boat he will let a survey be performed.....spend the money and have both done by reputable surveyor's they are listed in any marine service directory. Any questions just contact me and I will be glad to help.

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