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Buying a used boat can be a great and cost-effective way to get out on the water. It’s a great way to spend the summers and can be in your family for a long time if it is taken care of. This video will explain the pitfalls to avoid when buying a used boat.

The first thing you want to avoid is low hours on the water. Lower hours are something you want to consider, but very low hours may indicate a boat just sitting somewhere. Ask the seller how old the boat is, where it is stored, and why it sat out of the water for so long.

Many boats will actually come back to life after sinking. It’s possible to get the water out of everything and have the boat work perfectly fine. Over the long run, though, it can lead to more and more problems. Avoid buying a boat that has been sunk.

A boat with structural issues is also something you want to avoid. Look for a soft floor when you are checking out the boat. Pay close attention to every part of the floor. Soft wood flooring indicates rot.

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