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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 07:16 PM 10/03/09 (CST)
I'm seriously considering buying a boat and have a few questions.(Sorry Logan, a different one.) I'd be moving from my little pontoon float boat to a 14' aluminum Semi-V with a 9.9hp engine. Very different from my current rig that I throw on the roof of my car.

Aside from the boat, motor & trailer (included in the deal) what other expenses am I honestly looking at and what kind of $$$? I've come up with: life vests, trolling motor, battery, depth finder, probably some rope and then wood & carpet to make a floor.

I know boats need to be registered, but I don't know the cost or if the trailer does. I'd need a hitch and power installed on the car as well. How much would that run?

As you can tell, I don't know much about boats that you don't blow up! What am I missing? What kind of cost, beyond the boat itself, am I looking at here? What should I be asking when I actually talk to the guy? And lastly, what should I be looking at on the boat and the motor when I check it out next?

Any tips would be very appreciated. Thanks!




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:35 AM 10/04/09 (CST)
You can call the DMV or AAA for info about license cost and transfer fees. The trailer hitch price can vary depending on size, you can find some info here= http://www.burnsvilletrailerhitchmn.com/
About the boat itself, see if the owner will take you out in it before you buy it, if not look it over the best you can, looking at all the seems and for repairs and dents, remember to look at the transom and plug area and the plug itself, you can get a new one for $5. so having a spare plug in the glove box is a good idea. Look at the trailer for cracks, rusted hardware, broken lights or wires. Look at the wench, cable and clip for condition and ask when the bearings were last packed/inspeced.
Don't forget the anchor and a big net for all the Muskies and Cats your gonna catch either.
Have fun and good luck.


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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:09 AM 10/07/09 (CST)
Thanks!




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