|Posted: May 21 2008 at 10:10 | IP Logged
What are the bad things to look for, me not knowing much about Sea Rays
Nothing to do specifically with Sea Ray but get a professional survey done to any larger boat (especially an older one). Besides mechanical and electrical systems, the surveyor will examine the hull condition for delamination, blisters and moisture.
You want to know the condition of the transom (if you have stern drives) and the stringers.
Given the age of the boat, your insurance company will probably require a survey anyway.
Hire your own surveyor and don't use a vendor supplied survey. The surveyor needs to work for you not the seller. Make sure the surveyor is recommended and recognized and don't get the cheapest survey you can find as it may be a waste of money and misleading.
$15,000 is a bargain but not if major repairs are required.
My two cents.
1983 355 AC