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Old 07-08-2022, 03:49   #1
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I was looking at a DuFlour 35 that been sitting in salt/ fresh water for 2 years. I have great concers about the bottom , with such concerns such as marine growth, paint blisters, gel coat failure, water pintration , to say just a few, any thoughts. Having the boat lifted and inspected is out of question unless purchase first.
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We think it would be prudent to google and read all the issues with this boat.
Decks, iron encapsulated keel. Interesting list from owners.
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I was looking at a DuFlour 35 that been sitting in salt/ fresh water for 2 years. I have great concers about the bottom , with such concerns such as marine growth, paint blisters, gel coat failure, water pintration , to say just a few, any thoughts. Having the boat lifted and inspected is out of question unless purchase first.
My, my... What are they trying to hide..
Keel bolt heads inspected in the bilge can give clues.. as for the rest.. don your Speedos and go swimming...
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If you canít lift it fir survey donít buy it.
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Old 07-08-2022, 06:57   #7
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If you canít lift it fir survey donít buy it.
I though about getting a local at marina to strap on some tanks and go down and take a look , shallow slip
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I though about getting a local at marina to strap on some tanks and go down and take a look , shallow slip
This is no more than a superficial inspection.

If you buy a boat like this without a haul out inspection, you are buying a pig-in-a-poke. If the owner refuses to allow you to pay for a haul out survey that should be a HUGE red flag.

Run away. Don't look back.
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They are hiding something. Look for another boat.
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Is this in clear lake?

An underwater inspection here is pointless, especially if the hull is fouled.
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That make sense, thanks
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No in-water hull inspection can provide much meaningful information without cleaning the hull beforehand. You want a professional hull diver for this kind of thing.

But also, you haven't explained the haulout situation. If this is the seller refusing to let you properly survey the boat, that's a big red flag, IMHO.
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No in-water hull inspection can provide much meaningful information without cleaning the hull beforehand. You want a professional hull diver for this kind of thing.

But also, you haven't explained the haulout situation. If this is the seller refusing to let you properly survey the boat, that's a big red flag, IMHO.


If the OP is in fact looking at a boat in a marina in Clear Lake TX, coffe with creamer has greater clarity.
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