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Old 16-01-2022, 19:51   #1
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Purchase Advice- Winterized P35

I am looking at purchasing an early model Pearson P35. Problem is, the boat is stored on the hard and we are in sub zero temperatures for the next few months.

The boat appears in great shape and a decent price, how can I secure a deal while making sure the more invisible parts of the boat are safe?

Surveyors won’t work until spring & in the interest of keeping costs low, we are not using a broker.
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Old 16-01-2022, 20:03   #2
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Re: Purchase Advice- Winterized P35

It might be difficult the check the engine in freezing temperatures and other systems, like plumbing.
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Re: Purchase Advice- Winterized P35

I sold my P36-2 in January here on Long Island. It was below zero the day the surveyor came out. I ran a hose ( several attached) from the office to my boat and we started her….. she fired right up btw. Part of buyers cost in survey was rewinerizing so he brought 5 gallons antifreeze and we poured right in the tub before shutting her back down.

If where you are you can’t find someone make some kind of contingency with a good faith deposit that it has to pass survey and schedule one to get done.

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Personally I would think soft decks would be hard to notice sub zero, and I am not sure how you would work around this. Water saturated core might swell, or crush underfoot but not necessarily, especially in small areas.
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Personally I would think soft decks would be hard to notice sub zero, and I am not sure how you would work around this. Water saturated core might swell, or crush underfoot but not necessarily, especially in small areas.
I would bet a meter would pick up water…..
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Re: Purchase Advice- Winterized P35

In a sane market it used to be common to have a boat under contract for sale pending a spring survey and seatrial.

I did this two boats ago, found it in the winter, completed the sale in the spring. A deposit was held in escrow. Standard stuff for Canadian winter boat sales.

In todays market where people are buying site unseen and without a survey you may have less luck with the old tried and true.
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