Buying Carri-Craft Houseboats - Any Tips or Issues before I buy a House Boat?
Any tips on buying a used CarriCraft houseboat?
I am considering purchasing a Carri-Craft houseboat and would love to hear about any issues or experiences Carri Craft owners might have with these house boats?
Things I am interested on getting information are:
* Any structural issues that I should look at before buying?
* Is there any hidden manufacturing problems or defects?
* What are the best engines to get in these, and why?
* Is there any major differences amongst the various lengths?
* How would you rate the space, handling, and comfort level?
If you have any other information that would be valuable to a buyer, please do let me know.
Thanks, Marc Reply - Answer
Well Marc, congratulations on your decision to buy a Carri Craft houseboat, as I also find the model very appealing.
As the Carri-Craft is not a model as popular as Gibsons, Sumerset, Harbor Master, or Sharpe and such, I am hoping that the past or present owners of the Carri Crafts will share their invaluable knowledge with you.
One of the tips that I recommend to anyone buying a used houseboat, is to get a marine survey done by a qualified surveyor.
You wouldn't buy a house without getting a home inspection done first. Boats are no different, and better to know the overall condition and value beforehand.
If you do end up buying one, do take a photo, and share your experience with us all here, as others will also benefit from your experience.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their houseboat experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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