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#12289494 - 06/12/17 06:08 AM Tips on buying out of town?
i-Fish Offline
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Some good boats within 3-4 hours of my location. How doable is it to get said boat to a shop for a look over?
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#12289996 - 06/12/17 11:44 AM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
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#12290025 - 06/12/17 11:55 AM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
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Loc: Bossier City, LA
Prob easiest to get them to take the boat to a shop "near them" as opposed to hauling it down to a shop near you. I'd do some google searching and see which ones rate best. Also prob wouldn't trust one they recommended "if" you had any concerns about their intent. You could offer to split the cost of the look over with them perhaps? Good luck with the search!
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#12290228 - 06/12/17 01:25 PM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
Tjbev13 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/15
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Boat my boat 4 hours away, we met at his house, hooked up the boat, went to a mechanic near him, that checked out then went to the lake, then the bank!

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#12290231 - 06/12/17 01:26 PM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
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pretty easy process in my eyes thumb

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#12290499 - 06/12/17 04:21 PM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
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sweet. thxx.
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#12290512 - 06/12/17 04:27 PM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
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I have bought a boat from a guy in Louisiana for the motor. I have a compression checker, so I checked the compression and left with the boat. I still run that Merc today.
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#12291940 - 06/13/17 12:42 PM Re: Tips on buying out of town? [Re: i-Fish]
joebass2 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
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Loc: Lewisville, texas
I bought a Skeeter from an Air Force guy in Fort Walton Beach Fl. Off craigslist. My wife and some of her friends happened to be down there and they drove over to look at it and kinda check out the individual. He had a compression and hour check done and gave her the printout. Met me in Jackson MS and would not let me buy it without driving it first and doing a visual inspection.
Really a stand up guy. Had 74 hours and a brand new MK Fortrex on it. That was over three years ago and no issues at all.

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