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Old 10 March 2011, 17:27   #1
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Picking new boat up on Sat...

Taking over the new boat on Saturday - if weather is OK we'll take her out for a trial in Portland harbour.

Are there any particular things I should check on handover?

Any tips for a first trip / trial - apart from "don't blow the engine"?

I'll post some photos after the event.

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Old 10 March 2011, 18:49   #2
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Breakdown cover that also includes trailers is a good start. The amount of times I've heard stories that the seller says the bearings have been changed and then seizes up 5 miles down the road amazes me.
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Old 10 March 2011, 20:14   #3
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  1. Take a big mate if you are paying for it cash when you collect.
  2. Don't have the cash on you, hide it in the car until you are sure its kosher.
  3. Write down number plates of cars they arrive in....so get there early.
  4. Don't go boating straight way if you have any doubt about the boat.
  5. Sort your insurance out before you collect.
  6. If you collect from a house make sure it is there house....ask to use the toilet, wash hands etc.
  7. If you collect from marina speak to the marina staff
  8. Ask for all the manuals, service records, spare parts.
  9. Check the bearings before driving off
  10. Take a lightboard
  11. Take your own ratchet straps
  12. Get BOTH sets of keys
  13. Ask him if he'll take less for it
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Old 11 March 2011, 02:25   #4
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Sorry, I should have made it clearer - I'm picking up the new new boat from the manufacturer - it's not a "previously owned" craft - although maybe 11-14 -especially 14 from CJL's list still apply!

Good point about recovery cover for trailer Hightower, although I hope the bearings won't fail on day 1 on a new trailer. I'll check my cover

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Taking over the new boat on Saturday - if weather is OK we'll take her out for a trial in Portland harbour.
Ribcraft?
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Old 11 March 2011, 06:58   #6
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Trailer cover

Does nayone know how you get cover for a trailer breakdown as the RAC don't do it and the AA weren't much help either?

Thanks
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Old 11 March 2011, 07:25   #7
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http://www.britanniarescue.com/cover...cy-information

These guys are pretty good. Don't forget to register the trailer on the policy.
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i used these

http://www.greenflag.com/breakdown/c...breakdown.html
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These guys too!

http://www.greenflag.com/breakdown/c...breakdown.html
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