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2008 Sun Setter


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Newbie here...I’m going to check out a low hour (300) 2008 Sun Setter LSV.
Any advice, concerns, etc to ask and look for before purchase?

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Water test it. Running it on a fake a lake will not uncover an engine miss, a bent prop shaft or a messed up prop. Accessory function, check everything. Consistent maintenance records can potentially help to answer questions on engine internals. 300 hours is surprisingly low for that MY boat. If overall it looks to be in great shape, then there is a good chance the hours are correct. Maybe tactfully ask if it is the original engine. If not, why? It may be on its second owner for a reason and if so how many hours did he put on it? The maintenance records if any, could confirm the number of owners. Don’t target fixate on the boat. Everyone forgets about the trailer. If the tires are original they have to be replaced and if you are trailering it any distance or speed you are setting yourself up for failure on old tires! 5 years on tires seems to be the accepted replacement guidance. Check for brake fluid leaks and plug in the harness to check the lights. A couple boat savvy friends can help to point out something you might miss. Others will chime in. Good luck and good hunting. 

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