Originally Posted by johnboym3
what kind of paperwork should i ask for?
What you want are receipts etc showing what has been done over a period of time. What you really looking for is proof that backs up the sellers claim that servicing has been carried out.
You wouldn't want to buy a new car unless it had some old MOT's and a service history. It's all about feeling confident about something you're going to buy.
Same as the RIB.
What condition are the tubes?
What about the hull? Is it in a poor state? Looking neglected?
Look for cracks in the hull. Look closely at the transom area around the knees and deck and look at the bottom of the transom where it meets the hull bottom.
This all tells you how it's been looked after and gives you an Idea if the price is right.
I'm my view it's easier to tell the condition of the Hull as it's much more obvious than that of the engine. So it's important to get paperwork history, even if it's receipts.
Hope this helps a bit!