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  1. And depending on age etc quite legitimately not have RCD but this is late built , Its funny I’ve been told GET A HOUSE as I’m such a stickler, heehee just trying to be diligent! But very interesting and will no doubt begin to appreciate the casual boater attitudes which are charming if not unnerving.
  2. Yes in my understanding if it was a self build or for multiple person onboard hire purposes. But this was built by a boat builder and sold to private party 2002 so should have complied but somehow no mark or paperwork
  3. Thanks for that yep I think at 49.500 and low spec, though pretty, its been overpriced, esp with regards the hit expected on resale.
  4. Thanks all, I’ve since discovered along with no paperwork incl receipts of work or goods etc the boat is not CE marked, no boat manual, no RCD, am told this not an issue and will only affect resale. Interested to hear thoughts but feel it’s last straw for that boat. And really hearing you all about buying at a distance. I need to follow the forums more to learn and then either be there or get someone in the know to help I’d say. I would have thought that it leaves you vulnerable to having to prove it’s up to RCD and modify if not, but since it’s had several sets of safety certifications , advice was no one would care.
  5. Hi , I’ve seen this boat appearing rusty in the picture. https://www.apolloduck.com/boat/steelcraft-70-traditional/605970 And wonder does this 100£ a foot approximate price include de-rusting to paint or is that more money and if so any idea on extra cost? Thanks.
  6. Yes thanks for the above comments they make sobering reading. And make me wonder if I walk away whether I will find many other options with a better paper history as it seems generally a hit and miss affair in respect to a boats proof of provenance.
  7. Sorry was rushing out of house and should have written undated not unsigned and thanks for the further page of comments which I missed and will read now.
  8. Does anyone have any particular thoughts on the bill of sale being unsigned.This is a principal worry for me.
  9. Thanks for replies. Both Points taken about brokers. Sorry I should have been clearer my “child” is in her 30s and will be living with partner on boat following in car so can continually cruise and get to where she needs to go. And my younger children will only be with me later on the boat not unaccompanied.
  10. Thanks.. interesting , good to hear another perspective.
  11. Is that standard for Steelcraft boats : the water tank built into floor?
  12. I say housing because for myself and younger children it will be our home eventually continually cruising. Whilst before I get there it will be a home for older child for a year or so also continually cruising. Legitimately cruising not shuttling about locally. If we found an affordable mooring we would lease it but they are so few and dear I don’t bank on that. And have researched costs etc but for the house I could buy I’d prefer to buy a narrowboat. And enjoy England as I have been absent most of my life.
  13. Thanks to you both for such good advice and tips. My daughter in Ireland and I thought that if we got a highly recommended surveyor we’d be a bit redundant as we don’t know boats so could rely on him. But I will on this advice try have her view a boat with the aid of an experienced boater if at all possible. Still a bit confused ..although I love knowing the cultural history of laissez faire boat buying and really enjoyed your advice Is this very much the norm still or do people walk away if no decent paper trail?
  14. Looked for un motored buttys could not find any of them. Will keep eye out tha ks for advice
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