Absolutely, StuM, same here :-)
At four hundred a haul, which is my cost, a seller could easily blow away ten grand on tire-kickers. My haul out
facility would haul "on account" for me, cos they know me, but for a potential buyer not known to them, they'd insist on Cash in Advance, and of course they would never make the mistake of debiting my account because of someone saying "I'm buying
the boat, and the Owner wants you to haul 'er for me so I can check 'er out". If anyone tried that, he'd be run outta the yard on a rail.
As a general rule
, if you don't habitually carry the cost of a haul-out in your pocket for pin money
, or if your credit card is maxed out, you shouldn't BE looking to buy a boat :-)!