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Old 04-10-2011, 14:34   #1
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Buying from Owner

I am hoping for some tales/advice concerning purchasing an expensive boat (for Me) directly off of craigslist. What precautions should one take, i.e. how do I know that the boat has no liens or has not been salvaged or has unpaid taxes on the boat? What would be an easy way to do the research? Please any and all information will be appreciated.

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Old 04-10-2011, 14:52   #2
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Re: Buying from owner

Check out my older thread BOB
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Old 04-10-2011, 15:05   #3
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Don't let the money leave your hand till you are completly satisfied with what you have. and all papers are in order
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:27   #4
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Re: Buying from Owner

I have a friend who has a lot of luck with boats on Craigs List. He buys, rehabs, and sells. Just do your due diligence, do not buy sight unseen, and get a survey.
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