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#12326260 - 07/06/17 05:37 AM Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me
jbaseball33 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 232
Loc: McKinney, TX
I'm buying a boat again after 5 years and I'd like a expert to come with me after I do the normal checks. i don't want to get burned or at least try not to. There was a guy south of Denton that helped me before( he was into crappie fishing), I'd like to use him if possible. But any real recommendation would be great.

FYI I'm in Collin County, Texas
Looking for the following - 1, A deep V aluminum boat, 2. a Fish and Ski type boat, no desire for a bass boat again
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#12326365 - 07/06/17 08:02 AM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: jbaseball33]
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Registered: 07/16/10
Posts: 500
Loc: McKinney
where the boat at you need check
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#12326542 - 07/06/17 10:08 AM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: jbaseball33]
jbaseball33 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Having got that far yet, I want to have someone ready so if I find it, I don't waste the sellers time
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#12330280 - 07/08/17 08:10 PM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: jbaseball33]
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 427
Loc: Stephenville tx.
The problem with that is if it's a hot deal they were usually not hold the boat until you can get someone to come out which usually is a few days later that's always been my problem

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#12330325 - 07/08/17 08:36 PM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: jbaseball33]
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Registered: 06/18/16
Posts: 1623
Loc: Galv. Cnty
Who makes Deep V Aluminum boats?
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#12333969 - 07/11/17 09:22 AM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: jbaseball33]
Samarai Offline
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Registered: 08/06/07
Posts: 425
Loc: houston, TX
i agree, hot deals will not wait for u to get things lined up. they get posted and are usually sold in a day or 2. when i listed my boat, i had 20 people inquire about the boat and it was sold on the third day. It didnt sell the first 2 days because people showed up not ready to buy ( financing issues, wanted to wait for mechanic, surveyor. As a seller, whoever showed up ready to buy got the boat. i didnt care if u wanted to test it or run it( i was happy to do it) but i told everyone if someone showed up ready to buy it was going to get sold. then i turned around and bought my next boat one day after it was listed on craiglist. i showed with money, my compression checker, a little mallet to knock around the hull. did a 0ne hour test run on the lake and was ready to close the deal. The morale of the story is learn a couple of basic tests u can do on your own. U are buying a used boat, there are always inherent risks involved.

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#12350445 - 07/20/17 05:49 PM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: Samarai]
IIIMag Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 997
Originally Posted By: Samarai
i agree, hot deals will not wait for u to get things lined up. they get posted and are usually sold in a day or 2. when i listed my boat, i had 20 people inquire about the boat and it was sold on the third day. It didnt sell the first 2 days because people showed up not ready to buy ( financing issues, wanted to wait for mechanic, surveyor. As a seller, whoever showed up ready to buy got the boat. i didnt care if u wanted to test it or run it( i was happy to do it) but i told everyone if someone showed up ready to buy it was going to get sold. then i turned around and bought my next boat one day after it was listed on craiglist. i showed with money, my compression checker, a little mallet to knock around the hull. did a 0ne hour test run on the lake and was ready to close the deal. The morale of the story is learn a couple of basic tests u can do on your own. U are buying a used boat, there are always inherent risks involved.


Everybody has a different approach, Samarai. I have had great success buying used boats and vehicles, but I always get them checked out by a shop that I trust. For me, the peace of mind of getting a boat checked out is worth missing out on a boat that seems like a good fit. Getting in a hurry has not suited my approach b/c I know the persistent churn in the market will give me what I want if I am patient.

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#12355934 - 07/24/17 02:40 PM Re: Buying a boat, want a expert to come with me [Re: jbaseball33]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/25/09
Posts: 1427
Loc: Richland-Chambers
What are you wanting of the expert? Motor quality? That really needs a mechanic.
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