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Old 12-07-2018, 03:12 AM   #1
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Just made an offer on a 2001 3000 SCR subject to survey. Looks like a clean boat with only a few issues. Heard good reviews about this model.

Any suggestions as to what to look for in the inspection? Would also be interested in hearing what upgrades members have done to their 3000s.
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:17 AM   #2
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Also curious - what is the top speed for these boats?
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:13 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard! I have a 01 3000 with 5.0L carbs with bravo 2 outdrives. No genny . It been a great boat since I bought it in 06. I boat in fresh water and really have never had any issues. I have had the carbs rebuilt, replaced both the A/C and refrigerator, plus lights , horn etc etc....stuff that wears out. My point here is that your buying an almost 20 year old boat so things are starting to fail !Make sure they work and work well . If all orginal equipment is still on this boat the price should reflect that , because you , yourselve will have to replace it sooner or later.

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Welcome Aboard!

As Roger said nothing special to look at for this model just the normal boat things. Rot in transom/stringers, engine condition, functionality of lights/horn/...
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:56 PM   #5
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Any suggestions as to what to look for in the inspection?
I pay a surveyor to worry about that stuff. Having a general understanding of basic structure, mechanicals, systems, and construction helps but isn't critical. It's like going to the doctor. You don't need an MD, but a basic understanding of physiology and biology helps when the Doctor is explaining things.

As said, structural issues with stringers, bulkheads, tabbing, decks and joints are a big concern. Major electrical issues are big thing for me. Most other things can be negotiated or replaced. That is unless it's many little things.
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Compression check and make sure both engine can reach the desired WOT RPM's.
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I pay a surveyor to worry about that stuff. Having a general understanding of basic structure, mechanicals, systems, and construction helps but isn't critical. It's like going to the doctor. You don't need an MD, but a basic understanding of physiology and biology helps when the Doctor is explaining things.

As said, structural issues with stringers, bulkheads, tabbing, decks and joints are a big concern. Major electrical issues are big thing for me. Most other things can be negotiated or replaced. That is unless it's many little things.
I agree. Bad news is that my normal surveyor apparently retired. Anyone know a good surveyor in Dallas?
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Well the survey is in and the boat has some issues. One is a pronounced port list that the owner says is typical for this model. His argument is that the kitchen is on the port side as long as the water tanks. Is that the case?

Survey also showed a very high moisture level in the stringers. Can I dry those out?
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Well the survey is in and the boat has some issues. One is a pronounced port list that the owner says is typical for this model. His argument is that the kitchen is on the port side as long as the water tanks. Is that the case?

Survey also showed a very high moisture level in the stringers. Can I dry those out?
Does he have a lot of gear stored on the port side? Not aware of this model having a list but Roger can tell you. Moisture meters can give false readings, was there water standing in the bilge? A core sample will tell you if itís wet or rot exists.
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His argument is that the kitchen is on the port side as long as the water tanks.
I'm not clear on this.

Is the water tank on the same side as the galley?
Where is the holding tank?
How full where each?
Where are the batteries located?
Was there gear loaded?
If so, how much and where?
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