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Old 05-03-2015, 11:09   #31
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It's good that you have contact with the previous owner. Be sure that you cultivate that because trust me, you're going to have questions as you start to fix her up. What if any of the deck hardware has been rebedded? When was the steering pedestal last disassembled and inspected? When were the thru-hulls replaced? It goes on and on. Send them a nice note and a case of beer to start off on the right foot.

I looked at the ad which is still up on Yachtworld. She looks to be pretty clean for the most part. During your first warm season I would advise you to focus on making sure that she's watertight on the deck and cabin top, rebedding as necessary. Also make sure that you don't have any slow leaks in the freshwater system. The whole cabin is built on the sole so slow leaks can wreak unseen havoc on the sole and cabinetry.
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We did get a survey and the broker kept saying "oh he doesn't know sailboats, he doesn't know sailboats; we always go with so and so".

Great advice on the beer. The previous owner is supposed to be coming down to Seward before our leaving for Kodiak for the summer. So far a huge wealth of information I can't wait to pick his brain on everything else.
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Congratulations... of the 14 boats that have passed through my hands only one was through a Brokerage..
They are an extra cost thats completely avoidable and in the main have THEIR interests well ahead off yours or the sellers.
Yet another USA grab the $$$'s creation..
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:14   #34
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It's good that you have contact with the previous owner. Be sure that you cultivate that because trust me, you're going to have questions as you start to fix her up. What if any of the deck hardware has been rebedded? When was the steering pedestal last disassembled and inspected? When were the thru-hulls replaced? It goes on and on. Send them a nice note and a case of beer to start off on the right foot.

I looked at the ad which is still up on Yachtworld. She looks to be pretty clean for the most part. During your first warm season I would advise you to focus on making sure that she's watertight on the deck and cabin top, rebedding as necessary. Also make sure that you don't have any slow leaks in the freshwater system. The whole cabin is built on the sole so slow leaks can wreak unseen havoc on the sole and cabinetry.
The ad also contains the brokers name and her phone number
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:17   #35
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We always knew we did not want to buy a boat through a broker but I guess this time it worked out in the buyer's favor. I have even asked them to take down the listing. They must be too busy..,
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Congratulations... of the 14 boats that have passed through my hands only one was through a Brokerage..
They are an extra cost thats completely avoidable and in the main have THEIR interests well ahead off yours or the sellers.
Yet another USA grab the $$$'s creation..
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So then exactly where are you finding out what is for sale and where? There are far to many marinas to be able to walk the docks to find a boat.
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Nice story; happy ending! I'm happy for you both!

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...There are far to many marinas to be able to walk the docks to find a boat.
When I was looking for my present boat I hauled my inflatable to many harbors, where I was able to easily view every boat in the harbor, never having to deal with locked gates and no parking. Very nearly purchased a Rafiki 37 from a couple I met that way. But I found TN in a San Francisco area marina, through a Latitude 38 ad.

Walking the docks, or viewing from a dinghy, increases your chance of finding the right boat, as you meet new boating people and discover the scuttlebutt.
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