You might want to reread Smitty's post #7 on page one.
By asking this question, it appears to me that you may not be familiar with boating
. I simply don't know, 'cuz you didn't say if this was your first boat, or first new boat. Maybe I missed it.
But, if you're new, you should get a survey
. Or, you should check every SINGLE thru hull
and hose connection. Why? 'Cuz in many cases, Paco at the factory was in a hurry to get home on Friday afternoon and the hose clamps were ALL left loose.
I've heard more "Damn new boat and things don't work right" stories than I care to share.
Get the message?
Most of the good advice you've gotten here are from skippers who KNOW boats. They, and I, wouldn't bother with a survey
, since we KNOW what we're dealing with. I've been boating
for more than 35 years and have owned boats since 1983.
You may not. I dunno.
As far as $$ is concerned, do a search on this or any other boating forum for the word ESCROW.
It works. And should for you.
Keep some $$ back, and don't complete payment until EVERYTHING works. If you don't know what that means, then either find a surveyor
who can be trusted, or a good friend who knows boats. In fact, if you're close to any of the skippers answering this question, find them and they'll most likely give you a hand. I would if you were here.
[My wife is originally from Toronto.
PS Don't you have a CONTRACT
with the dealer? You can't be doing this on a handshake, can you? GET IT IN WRITING...