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Old 12-27-2014, 11:32 AM   #1
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Boat History dot Com

Has anyone bought the boat history dot com information for their boat or used it to check out a perspective boat before purchase? The site indicates there are seven items reported on a boat I am dealing on. I am wondering if there is any value to this?
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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Useless.
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Old 12-27-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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Useless.
That would be my guess. I put in our HIN number and it came back saying that Hobo's a 1987 FRIDAY HARBOR YACHT SALES. WTF? She was built in 1987 and we are Friday Harbor residents but ... Save your money or spend it and tell us what the report says.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:07 PM   #4
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BOATHISTORYDOTCOM is a spamming parking domain ... does not even work if you do not let it plaster your browser with cookies. The one that it forwards to is BOATHISTORYREPORTDOTCOM ... which is still useless for the intended purpose.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. I suspected as much but was tempted. Thanks to your collective feedback I won't waste the money.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:16 PM   #6
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Boat History dot Com

One resource out there is a NOAA site Keith (in Kemah) posted years back. You can enter your documentation number or the name of your boat (or anyone else's) and if it is a documented vessel past and current owners names come up. I was actually able to talk with one of the prior owners of our boat and got some history on her.

http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/CoastGuard/index.html

1983 Present 42 Sundeck
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:16 PM   #7
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Made the mistake of buying it for my boat. Told me nothing I didn't already know. It was so bad it mentioned the manufacturer of the boat was a company that didn't even exist at the time my boat was built because the USCG had assigned the first three letters of the HIN to another manufacturer. It was indeed useless.
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Old 12-27-2014, 06:10 PM   #8
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We bought the boat history report for the Carver we bought in 2011. Yep, like a number of other posters, useless or worthless in my opinion. Maybe others have had a better experience, but for me it was a waste of money. Didn't tell us anything we didn't already know.
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Old 12-27-2014, 10:10 PM   #9
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The BoatUS article on this service is somewhat negative and explains why it can't be done thoroughly.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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Very insightful article.


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