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Old 07-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
City: Phoenix / Long Beach
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Newbie 42' Cheerman PT

Hey all, I am about to purchase a 42' Cheerman PT, 1985! I have always owned GAS powered boats, any words of wisdom on what to look for with this boat?
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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Tell us about the boat and engine. Why are you buying it? What will you do with it?
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:26 AM   #3
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City: Monterey, CA
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Vessel Model: Defever 44
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A PT Overseas? Several of us here. Good boats.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:28 AM   #4
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Welcome would love to hear more about your boat and plans for use
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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Vessel Model: 1987 Cheer Men Marine PT42
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Sounds like the same boat. Sun deck with a cockpit? BTW it was made by Cheer Men Marine, not Cheerman. Mine was re-engined with John Deeres at some point by the first owner, well cared for by the second, and I have changed out, added and/or upgraded many things since purchase in 2010.

It looks like yours is bank owned and needs "TLC" and a "diligent buyer".
I'm a home inspector. That language would raise the hairs on my neck if it was an MLS listing. At $40k it could be one hell of a bargain, a fair price considering what it needs, or you might be on the precipice of a deep money pit. Not sure I can be of much help at this stage other than the standard recommendation for a very FULL survey, including haul out and sea trial, especially as you won't have a previous owner to talk to. Presumably you would be buying it as is, but hopefully not committing blindly. A surveyor should be able to give you some idea of what the boat will or might need now or in the near future.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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After I bought my boat, I discovered that I must buy a canvas (~$ 5,000), engine full revision (~$ 5,000), new eletronics, some repairs.
The survey is very important. Do it.
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