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Old 05-02-2019, 05:25   #61
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I'm with Joe. What the seller chooses to photograph means a lot.

Pictures of their bric-a-brac, a well-made berth, or the lounge chairs on the sun deck are fine, but when there's only one, dim, blurry shot of the engine room, I know this owner had no interest in maintaining the mechanical systems.
In the case of my vessel that would mean the most critical photo is one in a spot I have never taken a photo. The hydraulic drive on the autopilot is what provides days and days of smooth sailing without having to sit at the wheel 24/7
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In the case of my vessel that would mean the most critical photo is one in a spot I have never taken a photo. The hydraulic drive on the autopilot is what provides days and days of smooth sailing without having to sit at the wheel 24/7
Yep; I'm with them! And that photo of the AP drive would be great to see. During our search I've been surprised to see just how many boats are advertised and have 1 or 0 photos of the engine compartment, rudder bearings (not always visible), generator/hour meter, engine hour meters, steering shaft, anchor windlass and locker, sails up and open...

It's easy to keep a salon table and galley clean, but I only need one shot of each. I looked at a listing yesterday that must have had 6 shots of those two items.

I also learned a lesson from a broker about ex charter boat listings. They will often use photos of the boat from early on in its life!
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Absolutely!!!! What are you looking for? I have a few listings and thousands of boats to see !!!! Yes I am a broker, full service even pick you up from the airport if need be, Le me see what i can find for you!
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Absolutely!!!! What are you looking for? I have a few listings and thousands of boats to see !!!! Yes I am a broker, full service even pick you up from the airport if need be, Le me see what i can find for you!
In my case, I have a broker, thanks.
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Hi Bensdad,
Great advice!! Wonder if you could give me some feedback on the ad I just posted for our Leopard 44. Any suggestions on the presentation?
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