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Key things to listen for when buying a used boat
posted by Petty Officer 3rd Class, Geeco1

A couple of years ago, I was interested in buying a boat. The grandfather of one of my kids friends caught wind of this and said that he had a boat to sell. Now don't get me wrong, he is a very nice guy and I don't think that he was intentionally trying to unload a hunk of junk, but here is how this played out. This was a 17 foot Fiberglass Ozark F/S from what I can remember.

It had just been serviced by a local dealer, engine, water pump, etc. I believe that he was asking $2500. All was in good shape. I few weeks went by and I saw him again. He asked if I was still interested. He then proceeded to tell me that it was a good boat. Oh it had some minor things wrong, like a few broken hinges, bad cushions, etc. Hmmmmmm, I thought. Again a week or two goes by, I see him again (keep in mind I have not actually seen the boat). He says... it is a very stable boat.. it even has that plug in the bottom where you can let WATER IN, to help stabilize it (ballast). DING DING DING.. the alarms go off. By this third meeting, he had also lowered the price to around $2000.

So we went from a great boat, w/ fresh service , to a vessel that floats but has several broken items and has been routinely flooded to provide stability.

About a year went by, and I asked him if he had ever sold it. He said that he did, but the buyer brought it back to him because it had several issues. He said that he was just going to get it fixed and keep it himself.

Moral of the story.... pay attention to the details, and there will always be another boat to buy.

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