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Thanks for checking out my first new topic.

I'm new into fishing, and found a used boat at a great price through family.

I'm wondering- What things should I be looking for, is there a guide somewhere like for cars, horror stories of used boats and things you didn't see before you paid them...

I'm hoping to meet them with the boat in two weeks to check it out, drive it around, etc. I'm grateful for your insight.
 

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I'll call the mechanic near the lake we're meeting at.
I've never seen the boat, but my in-laws were talking to some folks they work with on a regular basis. They don't live nearby but are gonna drive it in so I can test it out on the lake.
Full throttle 5 minutes, check.
Use the fish finder and trolling motor, check.
General condition, wires, last lower unit oil change, check.
Trailer details.

Thanks everyone this is really good info so far.
What else?
 

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I don't have a trailer (or hitch)... They are meeting me at LBJ next weekend.
Gary- can you come to LBJ? Do you know anyone who can help out there? PM if you do.
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How can you consider buying a boat without a trailer, or even a hitch? Gary's offer is extremely generous, but you'll have to deliver, or have it towed to Tracker on Hwy.183.
The boat comes with a trailer... And I'm checking for someone to install a hitch (uhaul, or someone like that).

Thanks for all the insight everyone! Thanks for the offer Gary. I'll try to take you up on it.
 
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