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#12290024 - 06/12/17 11:55 AM Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?...
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Says there is no need because boat is in great condition and runs great. It's a 2012....red flag?
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#12290029 - 06/12/17 11:57 AM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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I would say Definitely get one done!! The $$ up front to check could save $$$$$$$$$$$$$ 2 months down the road!
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#12290033 - 06/12/17 11:58 AM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: bassmanrudy]
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Originally Posted By: bassmanrudy
I would say Definitely get one done!! The $$ up front to check could save $$$$$$$$$$$$$ 2 months down the road!



Do I pay for it and have it done before I purchase the boat or does the seller typically have the compression test done?
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#12290036 - 06/12/17 11:59 AM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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Ask him if you can take it to a mechanic of your choice and you pay for the compression check. If he still does not want it done.
RUN.

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#12290049 - 06/12/17 12:03 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: BThomas]
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Originally Posted By: BThomas
Ask him if you can take it to a mechanic of your choice and you pay for the compression check. If he still does not want it done.
RUN.

This is how it is done


Edited by Ranger1 (06/12/17 12:03 PM)
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#12290070 - 06/12/17 12:14 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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I wouldnt even think about buying if he told me that.

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#12290071 - 06/12/17 12:16 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: lamoon78]
Buckshotbuddy Offline
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Registered: 03/05/17
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Originally Posted By: lamoon78
I wouldnt even think about buying if he told me that.

This should be common sense! Oh ill sell you a housebut you cant have it inspected because its in good shape

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#12290084 - 06/12/17 12:21 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: lamoon78]
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Originally Posted By: lamoon78
I wouldnt even think about buying if he told me that.


This
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#12290087 - 06/12/17 12:21 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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Sounds like he is not interested in selling it.

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#12290089 - 06/12/17 12:22 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: Buckshotbuddy]
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If the owner doesn't want to have a compression check done, then walk away! This comes from a guy who doesn't even own a boat.

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#12290133 - 06/12/17 12:43 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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RUN
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#12290135 - 06/12/17 12:43 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 438
Loc: San Angelo
Don't walk, RUN far away. Too many other options out there. Something else to consider besides a compression test is to take it to an authorized dealer to have the motor scanned and get a health report. Besides compression it tells you if there were any faults, recalls, service history and actual hours on the motor. One more thing it does is tell how many hours the motor has been run in 1000 rpm increments. Sad to say when it comes to bass boats some have all their hours at idle and WOT. These motors tend to [censored] out in 500-700 hours, imagine that. If the motor was cared for and most its run time was in the mid rpm range then its not uncommon to get 3000 or more hours out of it.

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#12290136 - 06/12/17 12:44 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
Tjbev13 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/15
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Yup, wouldn't have any interest after that!

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#12290144 - 06/12/17 12:49 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: tmd11111]
bassmanrudy Offline
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Registered: 01/30/15
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Loc: Bossier City, LA
Originally Posted By: tmd11111
Don't walk, RUN far away. Too many other options out there. Something else to consider besides a compression test is to take it to an authorized dealer to have the motor scanned and get a health report. Besides compression it tells you if there were any faults, recalls, service history and actual hours on the motor. One more thing it does is tell how many hours the motor has been run in 1000 rpm increments. Sad to say when it comes to bass boats some have all their hours at idle and WOT. These motors tend to [censored] out in 500-700 hours, imagine that. If the motor was cared for and most its run time was in the mid rpm range then its not uncommon to get 3000 or more hours out of it.


well said...
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#12290148 - 06/12/17 12:53 PM Re: Owner doesn't want to do a compression test?... [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 865
Loc: Justin, Texas
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
Says there is no need because boat is in great condition and runs great. It's a 2012....red flag?


Compression test are very cheap; all kind of red flags here. Only things worse than this is if he would not let you test drive it before purchase.
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