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Old 05-19-2016, 01:00 PM
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Finally thought I found the right boat earlier this week. Original owner 880 hours and from description was meticulously maintained, with no scratches, rips or tears.

I called the owner and we settled on $14k under the condition a professional inspection proved out the sellers description. He texted me and told me that the inspection was $295 and he would need me to pay for that to which I said okay. Then he was concerned that I might skip out after it was inspected and he would lose the $295. I told him I would pay upfront the mechanic.

He said they couldn't get to it until next week, and that he would video everything running, etc and reiterated what great shape it was in. I told him with my lack of experience with inboards I would like it inspected. Now he won't respond.

Is an out of state inspection out of the ordinary, before making the drive?
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:17 PM
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I had a out-of-water marine survey done on my boat because I didn't want to drive 10 hours round trip for something that someone could do better. In my case the boat was almost $40K so the cost wasn't as "relatively" high as yours...but I see no problem if you are willing to pay for the inspection.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:32 PM
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:36 PM
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Even in great shape that price seems high. With the seller acting strange I'd walk for sure....
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:37 PM
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Here's the boat - http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skii...t&postid=37016
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:42 PM
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Looks really nice. Hope it checks out, and no I don't think you're out of line for asking for an inspection, especially if offering to pay for it.

I respectfully disagree that $14k is high price, if the boat is in as good of condition as it appears.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:44 PM
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Looks really nice. Hope it checks out, and no I don't think you're out of line for asking for an inspection, especially if offering to pay for it.

I respectfully disagree that $14k is high price, if the boat is in as good of condition as it appears.
It does look to be in very good condition. It's listed on CL for 14,900
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:47 PM
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I think there are a couple of things that could have caused the communication to have shut down. Either something is wrong with the boat that he's not wanting an inspection to reveal, or he's been approached by another buyer after we settled on a price.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:24 PM
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you can always ask if someone is in the area to look at it for you.. ask for a water test...

you never know what happens someone comes along and buys it.. it is spring.. but I would be leery at this point..

request the water test along with an inspection... if they balk just walk... oh that rhymes...
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:19 PM
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It appears as though the boat is still on CL and Ski it Again. Originally thought that I had possibly missed out on a really good deal, but with him backing out on having it inspected for whatever reason, and it still being for sale I'm thinking it's for the best that I didn't pursue it any further.
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