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    Boat Buying Blues

    It does depend on one's experience and pocketbook for sure. (and I may have put the threshold a bit high) Nonetheless, you see how well it's working out for the OP.  Once you have a broker involved, everything gets (somewhat) easier (or should).  We have all experienced the challenges that can...
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    Boat Buying Blues

    Yeah, not just brokers but surveyors and insurers tend to be ‘busy’ when talking about sub 100k boats.  I was going to opine that while admirable to want a survey, it was probably a bit too cautious given the probable purchase price. Over 20 yrs old and/or under $50-$75k and you’re best to self...
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    Boat Buying Blues

    Yep.  I'd call a 10% deposit 'earnest money'.  The bad news is that having demonstrated that the owner is untrustworthy (She didn't consider your offer as a priority/obligation on her part), you have no way of knowing just 'when' she'll get a check to you...    Either she 'knows' something about...
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