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Old 03-10-2019, 07:31 AM   #6
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Can you get the seller to allow a surveyor inspection of the ballast as a step prior to making an offer or entering into an agreement to buy? That way you will know whether the boat is worth pursuing, without contract, deposit,or the cost of full survey.
The inspection may, based on the detailed contributions above, be positive or negative. But fairly quickly, you should have a relatively inexpensive expert advice to guide you. You could use the surveyor you may already have in mind for the pre-purchase survey, if you proceed his job will be partly done already.
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