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Old 05-29-2020, 11:38 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and just had an offer accepted on a 2001 1900 SC. This is a one owner boat and used in fresh water only. It has 121 hours! It's being brokered by Boatmax and I'm going to take it out to check things out sometime next week.
Anything in particular I should look for?
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:51 AM   #2
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So you didnít take it for a test ride before buying it? Take a IR temp sensor with you to take temperatures of the engine and exhaust once itís warmed up and compare to the helm gauge. Run it at WOT for 30 seconds to see if it achieves proper max rpm for your engine. Check replace fluids as required. How old is the impeller? It should be changed every 2 years. What engine is in the boat?
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Sale depends on how the test run goes. If there are any issues, they broker it.
It's the 4.3l 190HP engine.

Thanks for the advice...
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Make sure all of the gauges work, and trim up/down and trailer buttons all function. Run it at 4000 rpm or so for a couple of minutes and ensure engine temp does not rise. Walk all around the deck and check for soft sports. Check that all of the bellows are flexible with no cracks or tears.
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Thanks guys... all great advice...
Worth hiring a mechanic? What's the usual rate?
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Thanks guys... all great advice...
Worth hiring a mechanic? What's the usual rate?
Being a smaller boat and not knowing the asking price as well as you own knowledge itís hard to answer but at least get a oil analysis which you can do yourself. Buy a kit and send it off to a lab.

Normally I would say hire a survivor but they typically donít have the knowledge to check the engine or drive, a mechanic can. Rates depend on where you live.
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Thanks... My offer was $8500
(I'm in NY)
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When you are using the temp sensor as Mike suggests, just stand back and watch the engine run. Check for water or oil dripping into the bilge. check the engine oil dipstick before and after the test run to see if the oil level rises from water intrusion.
On the surveyor, does the boat broker do any checks or offer a warranty? They may if you ask and they think it will seal the deal.
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Thank you all for the advice. The marina changed the plugs and wires on the boat, and also the battery and the old owner paid for it all! I took ownership of the boat last week, and my wife and I spent a couple of days cleaning it (the carpets smelled, there was moldy seats, ...etc.) The boat looks beautiful now, and we took it out Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Long Island sound.... really happy so far!
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Thank you all for the advice. The marina changed the plugs and wires on the boat, and also the battery and the old owner paid for it all! I took ownership of the boat last week, and my wife and I spent a couple of days cleaning it (the carpets smelled, there was moldy seats, ...etc.) The boat looks beautiful now, and we took it out Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Long Island sound.... really happy so far!
Great! Enjoy.
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