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Old 03-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #5
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RE: boat purchase sea trial

I would certainly have an engine survey done. We had one done on our last purchase; the cost was $300-400 as I recall, but we discovered some issues that the seller covered at his cost of around $1000.*

The survey, like the oil analysis, gives you a baseline to start from.

But the single biggest benefit is peace of mind, assuming that it is a thorough survey.
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