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Old 03-28-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
Vyndance
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RE: boat purchase sea trial

Pineapple Girl is dead on for the Left Coast. A motor survey with oil samples is always done first by an experienced buyer or an experienced broker. CAT oil kits are 26 bucks and hardcopy results are back in 48 hours. Why would one pay for a surveyor to come to a boat before knowing what shape the mechanicals are in? 48 hours is the norm to receive the hull survey by email.
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