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#12287776 - 06/10/17 03:27 PM Buying a used boat.
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Registered: 06/07/16
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First time boat buyer here. What are some of the things I should expect or what are some of the things I should look for/ask about during the discussion, negotiating and purchasing process on a used boat from a private seller? I'm assuming a test ride is something any reasonable seller would allow?
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#12287872 - 06/10/17 05:27 PM Re: Buying a used boat. [Re: i-Fish]
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Since you are a new buyer, an inspection by an independent party and a compression check on the motor.
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#12288332 - 06/11/17 08:28 AM Re: Buying a used boat. [Re: i-Fish]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Registered: 12/26/14
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I would never buy a used boat without lake testing also.
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#12290165 - 06/12/17 01:03 PM Re: Buying a used boat. [Re: i-Fish]
Tjbev13 Offline

Registered: 12/03/15
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Defiantly a outboard mechanic to run through it is a must, and be very thorough!

#12295646 - 06/15/17 11:31 AM Re: Buying a used boat. [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 03/29/17
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Loc: mineral wells, tx
Compression check before anything else


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