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New to the group and looking at a Riviera

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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby RGrew176 » November 27th, 2018, 10:50 pm

Welcome Aboard. I second all who said to line up a survey. A good surveyor is priceless. They know what to look for and where to look for it. Others have said you will need a survey for insurance purposes.
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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby buster53 » November 28th, 2018, 12:29 pm

Agree with others...get a survey.
I recently bought a 35' Carver that was in really nice condition. My surveyor found a number of issues, no deal breakers, but I was able to negotiate repairs and $$ off the selling price. More than paid the price of the survey X 2.
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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby buster53 » November 28th, 2018, 3:20 pm

RGrew176 wrote:Source of the post Welcome Aboard. I second all who said to line up a survey. A good surveyor is priceless. They know what to look for and where to look for it. Others have said you will need a survey for insurance purposes.


Yes, your insurance company will most likely require it and if you are financing the boat, there's a good chance the loan company will want it as well

BTW, When it comes to surveys, there are insurance surveys and pre-purchase surveys. Don't cheap out with the cheaper insurance survey. Spend the extra bucks and get the full pre-purchase survey and make sure you are there for it and most likely, you will do Sea-trial as part of the survey.
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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby Pat1781 » November 29th, 2018, 9:12 am

Thanks again for all the advice and really looking forward to spring and getting her out on the water. Our home port is Queens Cove Marina on Georgian Bay where we have been keeping our sailboat. It's a lovely spot and the staff are amazing. With the sailboat we have been limited due to her size and an overnight on her with all the kids was not something my wife and I wanted to try! We are both really excited about all the opportunities that new boat brings and having lots of family adventures.
Does anyone here have any good spots that they would recommend? We have done Giants Tomb, Honey Harbor area, and a trip up to big chute in my Fathers boat.
Cheers
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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby Cooler » November 29th, 2018, 11:36 am

Morning Pat, someone may have mentioned this before but, if you do arrange for that survey, you should pick the surveyor. If the vessel is being purchased through a broker, he/she may suggest a surveyor that has a "relationship" and subsequently a potential conflict of interest.

You are going to get a lot of response from Georgian Bay members. There are a lot in this family. I have never been up there, but have talked with many people who have. They always talk about what a beautiful, almost breath taking area it is. You may want to repeat that request for good spots in another topic, 'Lifestyles'. Sometimes members do not read entire string of entries. Good Luck. Only 167 more days till official boating season! Cooler
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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby bud37 » November 29th, 2018, 2:16 pm

Heh Pat, if you are at Queens cove you clearly know about insurance etc.....good luck , maybe see you out there next year, we are also on the Bay....every year I say something about a Carver raft up but never seem to accomplish it........ :beergood:
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Re: New to the group and looking at a Riviera

Postby darrenlife » November 30th, 2018, 12:28 pm

Pat1781 wrote:Source of the post Thanks again for all the advice and really looking forward to spring and getting her out on the water. Our home port is Queens Cove Marina on Georgian Bay where we have been keeping our sailboat. It's a lovely spot and the staff are amazing. With the sailboat we have been limited due to her size and an overnight on her with all the kids was not something my wife and I wanted to try! We are both really excited about all the opportunities that new boat brings and having lots of family adventures.
Does anyone here have any good spots that they would recommend? We have done Giants Tomb, Honey Harbor area, and a trip up to big chute in my Fathers boat.
Cheers

HI Pat,

My 'new to me' boat is also at Queen's Cove.

If planning a week or so, I would recommend venturing down the Trent Severn, lots of towns to visit and some great spots that most don't venture to by land like Rosedale lock and Lovesick which is only accessible by boat.

I'm hopeful the spring will be kind to us and boats will be launched in early Spring before I bring the boat back down to Peterborough when the locks open on May long weekend.

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