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Why you have a boat surveyed before buying

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Why you have a boat surveyed before buying

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:25 pm

This boat came in last Monday (OK, not a liveaboard, 24' Bayliner, but you get the idea)... Sank Thursday ... No bilge pumps, no power plugged in, new owner just bought it, it had been in dry storage for several years before being splashed. It was raised Friday, I towed it with my 13' Whaler to the boat lift 1/2 mile away at Tiger Point Marina.... Found the shifter cable boot had dry rotted..
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day it came in
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3 days later
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3 days later
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being raised on Friday
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and it's up
Capt Charlie Freeman
43' Hatteras CPMY
M/V "No Dial Tone"
Fernandina Beach, Fl

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Re: Why you have a boat surveyed before buying

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 pm

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where the water got in
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Blocked and still has water dripping out...
Capt Charlie Freeman
43' Hatteras CPMY
M/V "No Dial Tone"
Fernandina Beach, Fl
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Re: Why you have a boat surveyed before buying

Postby tex » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:38 pm

What a shame. And a new owner with a broken heart. I also had a 24 Bayliner and it has some nice features, a good starter boat.
Fixing, spending, and occasional cruising in FL
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Re: Why you have a boat surveyed before buying

Postby Jaxfishgyd » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Here's the REST of the story....
Seller had boat at his house for about 5 yrs
Buyer makes cash offer..
Seller accepts buyers offer, DID replace the I/O boot, said the shifter boot 'felt fine".
Buyer gives seller the money Monday, seller launches boat.
Boat sinks on Thursday morning...
USCG is called, looks up the info on the owner.... Seems the seller is listed as owner..
Seller and buyer had not done the paperwork yet transferring ownership
Buyer hadn't got boat insurance yet.... Seller hadn't canceled his insurance yet..
USCG tells seller, he's still the owner, and to get the boat up....
Seller's insurance co pays for having the boat raised and hauled out...
Seller's inusrance co pays the seller for lose of boat.
Seller now has BOTH insurance money AND buyers money...
What we DON'T KNOW IS.......
Has/Will seller give the buyer his money back........
Capt Charlie Freeman
43' Hatteras CPMY
M/V "No Dial Tone"
Fernandina Beach, Fl

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