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#10777405 - 04/18/15 01:19 PM What to look for...
SLABXPRESS Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 1856
Loc: Teague, Texas
So what do you consider the most important things to check out on a used boat before you buy it?
How about a Top 10 things to check?
Go!
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#10777447 - 04/18/15 01:47 PM Re: What to look for... [Re: SLABXPRESS]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
Posts: 2460
Loc: Belton, TX
The motor, if it has one.
If it leaks.
Do all the accessories work?
Boat bottom, is it damaged or been repaired.
Trailer and fit of boat on trailer. I've seen too many problems with aluminum boats with bottom damage cause they don't fit on the trailer right.
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#10777476 - 04/18/15 02:05 PM Re: What to look for... [Re: SLABXPRESS]
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4053
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
look for a Good Eng compression, solid Transom,solid hull(no leakage),Good wiring and instrumentation,Good trailer and must have title for starters. 2cents


Edited by Fishbonz (04/18/15 02:05 PM)
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#10777515 - 04/18/15 02:26 PM Re: What to look for... [Re: SLABXPRESS]
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Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 621
Loc: Lake Whitney
good stuff already. The following are a few major things, and some smaller ones that add up in a hurry if you have to replace them.
check the transom
trailer bunks, tires, bearings
batteries (starting and trolling)-make sure they don't swap them out for old ones
electric-bilge, gauges, lights
floors-check for any soft spots

go on a sunny day and crawl all over that thing.
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#10777519 - 04/18/15 02:27 PM Re: What to look for... [Re: whitneylakerat]
Fishbonz Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4053
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: whitneylakerat
good stuff already. The following are a few major things, and some smaller ones that add up in a hurry if you have to replace them.
check the transom
trailer bunks, tires, bearings
batteries (starting and trolling)-make sure they don't swap them out for old ones
electric-bilge, gauges, lights
floors-check for any soft spots

go on a sunny day and crawl all over that thing.
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#10777687 - 04/18/15 04:04 PM Re: What to look for... [Re: Fishbonz]
dwmoore Offline
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Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 4122
Loc: teague,tx
If it's a newer boat it want have any wood in it.If it's clean then you know it's been taken care of.I wouldn't buy a boat from a tourney guy.The newer boats motors get great gas mileage and use way less oil .Compresson ck and hrs.Personally I would not buy one with more than a 100 hrs.I have had 7 boats all different models ?The Nitro is the best boat for the best price.These are just my thoughts .Good luck. Darrell
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