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Old 08-14-2003, 12:15 PM
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OK ..... I'm sobered up now. Got in to work a little bit late There were major issues with the survey. Wet transom and stringers 70-100 on the moisture meter (which measures on a scale of 0-100). The deck and hull sides were dry (readings of 0-5), but the bottom of the hull from the transom to 18 feet forward are wet as well
I feel like a kid that was supposed to get his drivers license next week and they changed the age to 21. Very dissapointed...Anyone interested in a 12,500 lb custom trailer? Just kidding, I called them and canceled my order. It cost me 10% ($500), but I have a credit with them in case I end up buying a trailer in the future That's business and I understand completely!

I really feel bad for the current owner of the boat. The boat was surveyed in March, 2002 by the same surveyor and read "dry".

I also truely believe that "everything happens for a reason" and will take three steps back and re-evaluate the boat thing. Live and learn, Right

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Old 08-14-2003, 01:14 PM
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I also have to say "ALWAYS GET A MARINE SURVEY" I might have spent the best $300 of my life yesterday. None of the damage was visable to the naked eye.
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Sorry to hear about that, Craig. Have faith that things will work out for the best... (and you still have a boat!)
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Sorry to hear that man, but the up side is there's some lucky owner of a mah-va-lous Bullett waiting to be discovered by one currently disappointed young man seeking his driver's license. Hang in there and feel lucky to have discovered the problem. It's the other poor [email protected] I feel sorry for....
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Thanks. I'm going boating this weekend in the Formula.
The Cig. also failed some "sounding procedure" with a hammer in the transom and the hull bottom. The survey says that it indicates large voids and/or delamination. I feel really bad for the owner as well, he and his wife are really nice people.



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Hey Craig,

Where are you planning on going this weekend?
Give a shout we will be out and about somewhere on the Potomac

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Craig,

I know you were psyched. Keep looking man and good luck.

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Sorry to hear about the disappointment.As we spoke yesterday boat minus trl if that will help. Can send you a list of suryeyors in the area yours to pic. Stan
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Craig, this is exactly what happened to me but the broker left out the pages that said the bulkheads were water soaked and delaminating. He whited out the page numbers and I bought the boat as is. I sued him and won enough to cover my costs but the damage was far more costly. The boat was never right and we stopped just short of spliting the deck with repairs. Every stringer, bulkhead had to be replaced. I sold the boat as it was still coming apart. You did right, even if they gave you this boat it would cost more in time and money than it is worth. You are right, the owner is screwed. I see no way though that a survey so recent was dry. These things take years to get soaked like that. The soundings you are talking about are with a hammer and it is like finding a stud in the wall. The stud is a solid sounding and the gaps are hollow and empty. It also has to do with the bounce of the hammer as a solid will bounce and a void will not.
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