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Old 02-01-2015, 14:20   #16
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Re: Buying a boat. What is a fair question?

Dear one, please resort to independent professional Advice, heartedly so!

And do consider anEviction Clause for say 20% of total price for any hidden structural / functional deficiencies.
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Old 02-01-2015, 14:26   #17
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Thanks to everybody for all the good comments/advice. I think I need to get me head on straight and put this broker on notice that trying to appease me an't gett'n it. Several things he has actied a little indignant about. Thanks again!
You look like sticking too much to it all.
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Re: Buying a boat. What is a fair question?

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Is it a fair question to ask the boat's owner if to their knowledge their boat has ever had a casuality? When I bring this up to a broker they all direct me to something related to a carmax reporting system...
Perhaps ALL these brokers think you are just kicking tires.
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Re: Buying a boat. What is a fair question?

Any question you want answered is fair. However, the answers mean very little if you can't get them in writing. The contract will read that "no representations other than those in this contract" matter in one way or another. It's within the walls of the contract.

That doesn't mean you couldn't sue for fraud. However, proving it and winning just becomes exponentially more difficult. And it would have to be a fraud suit as it's not a contract case since it's not in the contract. Fraud cases are far more difficult to win than contract cases.

Easy enough to write something in on the contract that "seller represented the boat has never been involved in an accident" or whatever he has represented.

Ultimately, on a used boat, use a surveyor and then make the assumption that once you leave there with it, that's what you have. If you get something more from the dealer later, then great, but do not depend on that.
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