Buying A Used Boat? Be Sure To Ask These Questions First!
Thinking about buying a used boat? If so, don’t make the same mistake that I made before purchasing my first boat and that is that I really didn’t ask any questions about the boat other than “how much are you wanting for it?”
Long story short, I made the purchase and everything was great for about six months or so until one day the motor quit on me out in the middle of the Intracoastal Waterway of the Indian River Lagoon.
After about $3,000 dollars later, the boat was finally running again. Could this have been prevented if I had asked the seller if the engine had ever had any issues or if I could see the service records of the boat?
Who knows, but one thing is for sure…depending on what his answer was, I might have given it a second thought before buying the boat. Needless to say, I learned my lesson!
Eventually, I sold that boat and bought another one, but this time I did a little research and found 11 questions that I should have asked before buying my first boat.
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