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Preparing Your Boat for Sale A Guide to Help You Get the Most Money for Your Boat with the Least Amount of Hassle

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Table of Contents INTRODUCTION

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PRICE IT RIGHT

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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THE EXTERIOR The Hull The Cockpit The Transom The Helm

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THE MOTORS AND TRANSMISSIONS The Engine Room

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THE INTERIOR The Salon The Galley

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THE TRAILER

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PAPERWORK

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CHECKLIST Exterior Hull Sails, Mast & Rigging Electronics & Navigation Engine Room – Motors & Generator Outboards Interior Trailer Safety Package

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INTRODUCTION This sales guide is compliments of www.FloridaBoatAds.com. We hope that you find the information in this sales guide informative. The intention of this guide is to help you sell your boat like a professional boat salesperson, get the most amount of money for your boat, and sell your boat in a timely fashion with the least amount of hassle. Most of what is discussed in this sales guide will be the same for all types of boats -- a single engine boat, a twin engine boat, a boat with an outboard on a trailer, a sailboat, cabin cruiser, or day boat -- the principals are going to be basically the same. This sales guide is designed to give you a better understanding on how to sell your boat and how to think like a buyer. You are probably aware that unless your boat is nearly brand new with full written warranties on the hull, motors, transmissions, trailer, etc., a buyer will more than likely want to do a sea trial, maybe survey the boat that you are selling, or probably will want do a compression check on the motors or outboards. If you are mechanically inclined and want to get a boat ready for sale, you can probably do much of the work yourself. If you are not, you should consider hiring marine handyman or a qualified technician to help you prepare your boat for sale -- someone who knows what he/she is doing, and who has a decent reputation in the area. Wherever there is a marine environment, there are marine handymen or a technician.

LET’S GET STARTED AND GET YOUR BOAT SOLD! TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK EVERYTHING ON THE VESSEL AT LEAST SEVEN TO TEN DAYS PRIOR TO A SURVEY. THIS WILL GIVE YOU TIME TO FIX AND REPLACE ITEMS PRIOR TO SURVEY DATE!

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PRICE IT RIGHT The keys to selling your boat are price and appearance -- price gets the phone to ring and a clean appearance sells the boat. You should seek a reasonable and fair asking price for the boat, BOATS THAT ARE PRICED RIGHT SELL. If you click on the “Resources” link on our website, you will find a link to the Marine NADA, which will help you put a selling price on your boat. It is a great first step to make sure your boat is competitively priced.

FIRST IMPRESSION The first thing you may want to do is walk around your boat, stop and take a good look at her, and put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Something to remember: when a buyer comes to look at your boat, they are probably going to look at other boats, just like yours, before they make any decision about buying. As we all know, looks are everything. You need to have the most attractive boat on the market. Selling a boat is no different than selling a house or any other high-ticket item. How does your boat look? Does she have that “wow” factor that would catch the buyer’s attention? WOULD YOU BUY THE BOAT THAT YOU ARE SELLING?

REMEMBER TO THINK LIKE A BUYER

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THE EXTERIOR So, let’s look at the boat you want to sell. Is the boat you are selling in a boat slip or sitting on a trailer? If your boat is in the water, take a look at the shore power cable. Is it hanging in the water? Has it been lying there for so long that it is black, slimy, and to a point that you really don’t want to touch it? If it is looking nasty, wipe it down and clean it. That shore power cord was either yellow or white when it was new. Try and get it back to its original color. The Hull Make sure you have the correct hull number, this will save time and confusion at closing. If your boat is on a trailer or in a boat slip, can you walk down both sides of the hull? If you can walk around the boat, check out the gel coat on the boat, do you need some gel coat repair work? Check out the topsides and the hull sides. Has the transom been sitting in the sun all day, all year round? When was the last time you got the boat washed and waxed, given the boat a good detail? One of the most important selling points for your boat is the finish…“the shine.” First impression is everything! You need to catch the buyer’s attention, right now, at this very moment. You want to give the impression that this boat has seen tender loving care. If the gel coat is faded and chalky and the boat needs a coat of wax, put a coat of wax on it. If you can access the hull sides, wax those too. If your boat sits in the water year round and the hull bottom has not been painted in the last couple of years, consider putting a fresh coat of paint on the bottom. Again, if your boat sits in the water, make sure it’s not covered in barnacles -- has a diver cleaned the bottom lately? The bottom of the boat should be clean and free of barnacles so that the boat will perform satisfactorily on a sea trial and so that the engines come up to the manufacturer’s suggested RPMs. After you have inspected the wax finish and have determined if the boat needs a waxing, check out the canvas, check out the bimini top. Unfortunately, Getting Your Boat Ready for Sale

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replacing the canvas will probably not add that much more money to the price of the boat; however, the boat will look attractive and, when the buyer is making his or her buying decision and your boat has fresh or clean canvas, it will be a definite talking point. Having all good/new canvas on a boat will help you sell it. Walk forward and open the anchor locker. Are there “things” growing in there? Is the line smelly and all you want to do is close the locker? If it is, take the time to take all of the line out of the anchor locker and get it cleaned. You probably don’t have to replace it, just give it a good cleaning. You probably have a windlass - make sure the windlass works, drop the ground tackle and retrieve it. How is the bow rail? Does it need a bit of attention? If you are selling a cruiser style boat, look at the windshield -- do you need to replace the wipers on the windshield, do they work? If you are selling a sailboat, check the overall condition of the sails, the mast, the spreaders and the rigging. Look for obvious damage, check grommets, rings and all reef points. Do the sail tracks need lubricating? Does the roller furling need to be cleaned and lubricated? Are all the pulleys in good working order? Are the running lights working? Does the anchor light work? These are safety issues and should be in working condition (whether you are selling your boat or not). If some of the lights are not working, you may find that you have a loose connection or you just need to change the bulb. Oh, and check to see if the horn works. The Cockpit After you have walked around the boat you are selling, check out the cockpit. How is the upholstery on the seat? Are there any tears in the vinyl? If there are, consider contacting a vinyl repair specialist. It does not cost much money to repair a nick in the vinyl but, once again, we are going for good first impressions. Getting Your Boat Ready for Sale

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Is there carpeting in the cockpit of your boat? Is it old and dirty, is the backing coming off, making the cockpit area look bad? If it just needs a wash to make it look good, then wash it. If it is in very poor condition, ripped, and has no snaps, throw it away or consider replacing it. If you have a cruiser boat with amenities in the cockpit or aft deck like a cockpit fridge or cockpit ice maker, then check them -- do they work? When was the last time you turned the fridge on? Make some ice in the ice maker. If the unit does not work, ask a handyman to look at it. It could be just a minor repair such as a clog in the water line. How does the inside of the cockpit fridge look? Does it need a wipe down with some bleach cleanser? Do you need to remove old, partially empty cans of soda or water? If the appliances work, this will help sell your boat. How is the cockpit sink? Does water flow freely from the faucet or is it blocked? The plumbing can probably be changed out or repaired very easily by just getting under the sink. All of these items speak to that first impression. The Transom Do you have a transom door? Does it open? Do the hinges need to be tightened up and re-bedded with marine adhesive? Does the transom shower work? When was the last time you pulled out that transom swim ladder? Is it full of salt and rust? Do you need to spray some lubricants on the swim ladder so that it opens? Are the stainless supports rusty? Do you need to treat them and clean up the rust spots? When was the last time you stuck your head in the transom storage bin? Are there “things� growing/living in there? If so, you should clean the area to that it is clean and presentable for your buyer. Are you selling a Center Console boat? Do you have live wells, fish boxes? If so, do they smell? Are there fish scales in them? If you have a live well or fish box, does the live well pump work? Does the raw water, fresh water wash down pump work, does the macerator work? If they do not, check them out. Once again, it may just be a bad wire.

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Do you have a T-top? Does the aluminum frame need cleaning? Is the aluminum pitted, and if it is, can it be cleaned? Do you have an electronic box under the T-top? Can you open the plastic door to access the electronics? Do the latches that open and lock the apartment work, or are they stiff and corroded? How do the cockpit coaming bolsters look? Do you need to repair some nicks in the vinyl? Do you have hull side storage bins or a head inside the console which need cleaning? If you have a head inside the helm station, make sure the head works and that it is clean. Depending on the style of boat you have, you probably have access to the lazarette and bilge from the cockpit. Pull out the fish box or cockpit storage bins from the cockpit sole and take a good look in the bilge lazarette area. It does not matter what type of boat you own, your boat has pumps for live wells – wash downs, air conditioning, etc. - and it is fair to say that they are located in this area and that this area is subject to corrosion and moisture, therefore, the pumps and filters may need to be checked out. If the bilge area is in poor condition, then scrub it. Get some biodegradable soap, pour it in and let it sit for awhile to break down the dirt. Then give the entire area a good scrub. Buyers will definitely look in the bilge and, when it is clean and fresh, they like it. While you or your handyman have your head in the bilge, check the sea cocks, can you open them? If the answer is no, spray them with a lubricator. Most of the time, they will free up. If you can’t reach them, use a cheater bar. The Helm So, we have covered the cockpit and transom area, but what about the helm...a very important part of the boat! Do your electronics fire up? We all know it’s a boat; they may work one minute, and the next day they are down. Turn them on and let them power up. If for some reason a unit will not fire up, get a tech to look at it. Electronics are expensive and an important part of the boat. Therefore, it will probably be cheaper for you to get someone to look at everything now, rather than a buyer wanting to take a price reduction on your boat because they cannot get the electronics to work.

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Do you have some toggle/rocker switches at the helm that need to be replaced? Does the fiberglass housing where the gauges sit have a crack right down the middle? If so, see if you can unscrew it and replace it, most of these items can be replaced at your local marina store or purchased online for little money.

Is the helm seat loose? Do the bolts need tightening under the seat? Are the throttles and gear levers loose or maybe too tight? This area has to feel right and look right for the buyer. After all, the buyer will be spending a long time running the boat, so we want this area to be not only comfortable, but pleasing to the eye.

THE MOTORS Obviously, the most important part of the vessel…and the most expensive…are the motors. When was the last time you were in your engine room or took the cover off of your outboard motor? If a buyer sees a clean, well-maintained engine room/outboard, and can spend some time in there without getting oil all over himself/herself, it will give that buyer the impression of how well the vessel has been maintained. It is one thing to have a shiny gel coat, but it should be a top priority to have a clean, well-maintained engine room. How are the batteries? The last thing you need is to get ready to leave the dock and the batteries are dead, so check the batteries and the battery charger. If you have outboard motors, how is the compression? Consider getting a compression check done by a technician, this will be a valuable selling tool for you. If your outboard has a great compression check, you can share this with your buyer. Take the cowling cover off of the motors and see if there is oil lying around. If there is, clean it up! If there is a lot of saltwater corrosion or rust, clean it up. Getting Your Boat Ready for Sale

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Spray a lubricant or cleaner on the motor. Do you need to replace hoses because they are dried up and cracked, do you need to tighten some screws up, tighten some hose clamps? When was the last time the oil was changed in the lower unit? When was the last time you changed the water impeller? You do not want to lose an outboard on a sea trial. If you have gas motors, when was the last time the risers and manifolds were checked out or cleaned, or the gaskets replaced? Rule of thumb: risers need to be addressed every four (4) years in a saltwater environment. Normally a dead giveaway is corrosion and paint peeling from around the elbows. If you have gas motors, get a tech to perform a compression check, if the compression is good this is a valuable selling tool for you to share with the buyer -- your buyer will be impressed! If you have a diesel engine/s, when was the last time you changed the oil in the diesels? If it has been a long time, change the oil; then, put 12-15 hours on the motors. Your buyer may want to pull oil and get the oil analyzed. When was the last time the heat exchangers were checked and cleaned out? What do the hose and hose clamps look like? Do you see water in the fuel filters? Are the fluids at the correct levels? When was the last time the Impellers were replaced? Changing impellers is important, losing an engine on a survey will kill your deal for sure. Engine Room If you have an engine room, consider getting in and just spending some time looking around. Is there a lot of rust on the motors? Are the engine mounts rusty? Are there a lot of leaks? Do you need to replace a gasket on a motor? If you do need to replace a gasket on an engine, you will probably need to change the other gasket on the other motor.

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How do the Racors look - is there water in the bowls, do they need to be cleaned, can you see algae in the bowls? Check for loose wires, wires that have corroded connections. It takes little time to put a wire brush on them, clean up the connections, or tighten screws. Are the sea cocks frozen? If so, lubricate them, put a cheater bar on the handles, and work them so that you can open the sea cock by hand. Do you see a lot of water, oil or nasty looking things under the engines or under the transmissions? If so, wash the engine room down using some biodegradable soap to get the area clean and free of dirt; then, put engine room diapers under the engines. How about those transmissions? How are the transmission fluids? Do the shifters go in and out of gear smoothly or is there resistance? Are the throttle cables smooth? Do not forget the generator if you have one. Clean it up, checking for rust, dry/cracked hoses, and loose hose clamps. Run the generator, make sure it starts without any issues. Run it up to temperature and put a load on it. When was the last time you changed the impellers? You do not want to lose the generator on survey. FOR CONSIDERATION: Try running the boat with someone else on board who can look in the engine room while the vessel is under way and see if the engines are vibrating or if there are oil leaks or water hoses leaking. Consider putting a heat gun on the heat exchanger, turbos, radiator, etc. (are the motors running hot?). Are the temperatures from the heat gun the same temps as what are on the gauges at the helm – or at least close? You do not want any surprises on the sea trial with your buyer. So let’s recap on the engine room. Take a good look to see if there is a bunch of “stuff” in there that should not be in the engine room. If there is, take it out. If the engine room insulation that is hanging down and lying on top of the motors, fix it, tidy it up. Clean the bilge, repair items that need to be addressed, make sure it is clean. Getting Your Boat Ready for Sale

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Depending on the size and price of the boat you are selling, you may want to consider a pre-survey with a technician or professional surveyor to address any and all items that may come up with the new buyer. This will save time later, and will get you more money for your boat.

THE INTERIOR Are you selling a cruiser/ sailboat with a cabin? Here is a good tip: You have probably been to boat show and entered a boat and seen the beautiful display, just like a model home. It looks great and gives the buyer a feel of how it can look and how beautiful the boat is, and this makes you want to buy it. Well consider dressing up, or “staging” the interior, just like a dealership would when they are trying sell a brand new boat. The Salon Let’s discuss the salon. As you enter the salon, is there an odor or musty smell? Do the sumps have a smell, do they need to be cleaned out? When was the last time you or someone else took the cover off the sump box and gave it a good cleaning? Do you have a pet that you take on board? Have a good look around to see if there is animal hair all over the place. Are you a smoker and does the interior smell of smoke? If there is an odor, work on getting rid of it. You want your potential buyer spend time in the salon, sit in the seats, relax on the sofa, and talk about the boat. If you are selling a cabin cruiser, open all the blinds; let the buyers look outside, open up the boat and let the natural light in.

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Consider steam cleaning the carpets. If you have a carpet protector and it is dirty, put it in the laundry. Go through all the floor storage bins, empty them out, clean and wipe them down. Make the beds with fresh linens. If you are selling an older boat, look around the bottom of the inside of the windows -- if you have not looked at this area for a while, there may be some mold that has developed and should be cleaned up. How does the headliner look? Does it need a few staples because it is sagging? Do you have air conditioning? Is it working well? For buyers in Florida, buying a boat with cabin air conditioning could be extremely important. Consider having the air conditioning on when the buyer shows up to look at your boat. Is there a head on the boat? If the answer is yes, make sure the toilet bowl is clean and does not have a ring around the inside. Be sure to wipe everything down, and don’t forget the floor. If needed, replace the shower curtain. Use products to help the area smell nice, and finally, put out some clean towels. The Galley In order to show off how much counter space you have, remove all the clutter. Clean out the microwave and clean out the fridge. Buyers will be interested in the size of the fridge. They will want to know how much food and drink they can store in there for their weekend getaway. Empty and clean all of the pull-out drawers and cupboards; just like the fridge, storage can be important to a buyer, so give them the impression that there is a lot of storage space by removing everything first.

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THE TRAILER Does your boat have a trailer? Is it sitting on the trailer properly? The trailer may be an important part of the purchase for the buyer. If your boat is not on the trailer, but there is a trailer that goes with the boat and it is parked alongside your house or in storage, consider spending some time to examine that trailer. How do the tires look? Do they need air? Hitch the trailer to the back of your vehicle and pull it down the road to make sure the axles are not frozen. Put some grease on the bearings and determine if the lights are working.

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PAPERWORK In order to make selling your boat as smooth as possible, begin by getting as much paperwork together as possible before you sell your boat, including the following: U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation or Title (whichever is applicable); Registration for the vessel; Title and/or Registration for tender and/or trailer (if applicable); Lien Holder Information (including a contact); and, Any transferable warranties. All owners stated on the USCG Certificate of Documentation or the State Title will have to sign. An abstract of title should be obtained by the buyer (if USCG Documented) to ensure that all liens are satisfied before or at closing. Try to get a contract signed by both the buyer(s) and seller(s) and be sure that you understand the contract. So that there is no misunderstanding when you sea trial the boat, explain to the buyer what goes and what stays with the boat that they are buying. Do not take off a piece of electronics because someone just bought it for you and it is new. If you are going to remove something, tell the buyers up front -- this will save you a headache when it comes time to deliver your boat. Or better yet, take it off before showing the boat so there’s no confusion at closing. If you are buying or selling a boat and need professional assistance with documentation, or assistance with title or paperwork, contact a local title and documentation company. You will also find a title and documentation professional very easily online.

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CHECKLIST In summary, below is a checklist which will be helpful to you as a prospective buyer or seller. Print these pages and take them with you when preparing your boat for sale, or if you’re checking out a boat you’re thinking about buying. (Click “File” and “Print,” or click on your printer icon, and in “Pages From” enter pages 17 through 20.) EXTERIOR:                  

DOES THE BOAT HAVE A SHINE ON THE GEL COAT? CHECK ALL DECK HATCHES FOR LEAKS LOOK/CHECK BOW RAIL FOR LOOSE STANCHIONS; RE-BED IF NEEDED CHECK TRANSOM DOOR/SHOWER/SWIM PLATFORM LOOK TO SEE IF THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WORK OR NEED REPLACING CHECK THE CANVAS AND EISENGLASS TO SEE IF IT NEEDS ATTENTION CHECK THE BIMINI TOP CHECK ALL ANTENNA MOUNTS; TIGHTEN IF NEEDED LOOK AT THE CONDITION OF COCKPIT SEATING; REPAIR TEARS IF NEEDED CLEAN OUT/WASH ALL STORAGE BINS, FISH BOXES, LIVE WELLS CHECK TO SEE IF COCKPIT PLUMBING WORKS; CHECK COCKPIT SINKS CHECK FRESH WATER WASHDOWN CHECK RAW WATER WASHDOWN CHECK TO SEE IF THE LIVEWELL WORKS CHECK TO SEE IF DAVIT WORKS MAKE SURE WINDLASS WORKS AND ANCHOR LOCKER IS CLEAN CHECK THAT THE HORN WORKS CHECK/CLEAN SHORE POWER CABLE

HULL BOTTOM:      

DOES THE BOTTOM NEED REPAINTING? DOES THE BOTTOM NEED DIVING? CHECK THE PROPS CHECK THE CUTLASS BEARINGS CHECK THE ZINCS CHECK THE TRIM TABS

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SAILS, MAST AND RIGGING:             

CHECK OVERALL CONDITION OF SAILS CHECK FOR WEAR AND TEAR AND CHAFING CHECK BATTEN POCKETS AND BATTENS CHECK ALL BOLT ROPE CHECK MAST AND SPREADERS FOR DAMAGE OR CORROSION CHECK AND LUBRICATE BLOCKS AND TACKLE TAPE COTTER PINS, SPREADERS AND TURNBUCKLES CHECK HALYARDS CHECK AND LUBRICATE ROLLER FURLING CHECK ALL PULLEYS CHECK FORESTAY AND BACKSTAY CONNECTIONS CHECK RIGGING, TURNBUCKLES AND CLEVIS PINS FOR CORROSION CHECK, CLEAN AND LUBRICATE SAIL TRACKS

ELECTRONICS & NAVIGATION:            

CHECK TO SEE IF THE RADAR IS WORKING CHECK TO SEE IF THE AUTO PILOT IS WORKING CHECK TO SEE IF THE FISHFINDER IS WORKING CHECK TO SEE IF THE COMPASS IS WORKING CHECK TO SEE IF THE GPS IS WORKING CHECK TO SEE IF THE SHIP-TO-SHORE IS WORKING CHECK TO SEE THAT DEPTH AND SPEED ARE WORKING INSPECT ANNTENNAS CHECK ANCHOR LIGHT CHECK RUNNING LIGHTS CHECK HORN IS WORKING CHECK COMPASS

ENGINE ROOM – MOTORS & GENERATOR:       

LOOK FOR OIL LEAKS IN THE ENGINE ROOM CONSIDER COMPRESSION CHECK ON GAS ENGINES CHECK CONDITION OF RISERS AND MANIFOLDS CHECK CONDITION OF HEAT EXCHANGERS TRY AND CHECK THE OIL PRESSURE LOOK AND TIGHTEN OR REPLACE LOOSE OR WORN BELTS LOOK AND CHECK HOSES AND CLAMPS, REPLACE IF NEEDED

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ENGINE ROOM – MOTORS & GENERATOR (continued):             

CHECK THE OIL LEVEL IN BOTH MOTORS CHECK THE OIL LEVEL IN THE GENERATOR CHECK TRANSMISSION FLUIDS LOOK FOR LOOSE BOLTS AND TIGHTEN IF NECSSSARY CHECK ENGINE ZINCS CHECK TO BE SURE SEA COCKS ARE OPERATIVE CHECK FILTERS; CLEAN IF REQUIRED CHECK RACORS; CLEAN IF REQUIRED CHECK THE BONDING SYSTEM, CLEAN/REPAIR IF REQUIRED CHECK ENGINE ROOM BILGE PUMP; REPAIR OR REPLACE AS NEEDED CHECK SHAFT SEALS FOR LEAKS; REPAIR IF LEAKING CHECK TO SEE IF THE STEERING IS LOOSE OR TOO TIGHT TO TURN CHECK THE THROTTLES TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SMOOTH AND OPERATE PROPERLY  CHECK THE SHIFTERS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT STIFF AND OPERATE PROPERLY  CHECK THAT THE BATTERIES HAVE A CHARGE AND HAVE WATER (IF NECESSARY)  LOOK FOR LEAKS AROUND SHAFT, CUTLASS BEARINGS

OUTBOARDS:          

CONSIDER A COMPRESSION CHECK LOOK FOR LEAKS AROUND THE MOTOR LOOK FOR HOSES THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED CHECK OIL LEVEL CHECK SPARK PLUGS CHECK PLUG WIRE FOR WEAR CHECK PROPS FOR BENDS LUBRICATE AND SPRAY MOVING PARTS INSPECT FUEL LINES, PRIMER BULB AND TANK FOR LEAKS CHECK THAT THE BATTERIES HAVE A CHARGE AND HAVE WATER (IF NECESSARY)  CHECK FOR WATER IN THE FUEL  CHECK OUTBOARD GAUGES ARE OPERATIONAL

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INTERIOR:  SHAMPOO/VACUUM CARPETS IF NEEDED  REMOVE ODORS (PETS, SMOKING, ETC.)  CLEAN GALLEY, INCLUDING CLEARING OUT ALL DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS, FRIDGE, ETC.  CHECK TO SEE IF THE OUTLETS WORK  CHECK TO SEE IF THE MICROWAVE WORKS  CHECK TO SEE IF THE STOVE WORKS  CHECK TO SEE IF THE FRIDGE FREEZER WORKS  CHECK CABIN LIGHTS  CHECK WASHING MACHINE TO SEE IF IT WORKS  CHECK THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER AND TV  CLEAN HEADS  CHECK HEAD LINER  CHECK/CLEAN OUT SHOWER SUMPS  CHECK/CLEAN FLOOR STORAGE BOXES  CHECK INTERIOR OF WINDOWS FOR MOLD/MILDEW  CHECK THAT AIR CONDITIONING IS WORKING TRAILER:        

CHECK TIRES AND TIRE PRESSURE CHECK LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL CONECTIONS CHECK PADS AND BUNKS LUBRICATE WHEEL BEARINGS CHECK AXLES ARE NOT FROZEN LUBRICATE THE WINCH CHECK THE TIE-DOWN STRAP CHECK BRAKES (IF THE TRAILER HAS BRAKES)

SAFETY PACKAGE:     

DO YOU HAVE LINES THAT GO WITH THE BOAT? DO YOU HAVE LIFE JACKETS? FIRST AID KIT? DO YOU HAVE A THROW RING? DO YOU HAVE FLARES; ARE THEY UPDATED? DO YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS? ARE THEY UPDATED?

IF YOU KEEP ALL OF THESE HELPFUL HINTS IN MIND, YOUR BOAT WILL SHOW LIKE IT IS PART OF A BOAT SHOW! Getting Your Boat Ready for Sale

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We at Florida Boat Ads wish you the very best of luck selling your vessel. We truly hope that this E-Book helps you sell your boat fast and for the maximum amount of money. Florida Boat Ads is dedicated to providing FREE online classified advertising for Florida boat sellers, selling their boats, boat motors and boat trailers. Good luck from the entire team at Florida Boat Ads! www.FloridaBoatAds.com

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