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10-11-2019, 09:31   #1
deadlydreads
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Questions to ask when viewing a boat

Hi all,
I'm off to see a barge with a view to live aboard and am wondering if there are any questions to ask that I'm forgetting?
We have been back and forward on email and have most of the basics covered, pump out toilet, solar panels, extended mooring permit, last time blacked etc.
What are the absolute essentials that I need to ask when viewing?
I have asked for a copy of the survey, is it worth getting another one?
Next step is boat finance, any recommendations?
Absolute newbie here and am aware of most of the upkeep living on a barge but thought I'd ask the questions on this forum as you would know more than me!
Thanks for your time
@mods I'm not sure if I've posted this in the right place, trying for sailing and boating... Could you please move if I've done this the wrong way?
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15-11-2019, 11:50   #2
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I would definitely want my own survey not that of the vendor.
A finance company advancing a loan might demand it anyhow.

I assume it is on the water.
I would prefer to see it and have it seen by my surveyor out of the water.

The intention to live aboard suggests berthing at a particular site for the time being.
I would like to know the terms and conditions and costings of berthing at the proposed location.
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15-11-2019, 12:34   #3
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You might be better posting in this thread OP.
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Does it float?
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15-11-2019, 19:15   #5
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Cheers all, am off to see her tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
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15-11-2019, 19:32   #6
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I own a boat not a barge.As well as the good advice above,ask someone who has a barge to give her the once over before you decide to buy.You can't beat experience,a surveyor is a must but he might not see what a barge dweller will!
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