Buying a Good Used Boat – Matt Brooks – Ep6

How to Buy a Good Used Boat Podcast
Some topics we cover:

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  • How does the buying process begin with a boat broker?
  • What types of things should I consider when upgrading my current boat or if this is my first boat purchase?
  • How do I go about getting a test drive on a boat?
  • Should I hire a mechanic to look over the boat or is there another type of test to perform?

My favorite quote from the show:

“When you tie your boat up and walk away from it, if you can’t look back and say Man, that’s a beautiful boat – you’re looking at the wrong boat.”

Here are links to the things we discussed in the show:

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Lake Tip

Boating Tip – Know how to turn your boat around after your skier or wakeboarder has fallen or let go. There is a proper way and a wrong way. In today’s episode I share this tip in detail.


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Final Thoughts

Establish memories with your kids – listen to the show to hear a memory from my past with my family.

About Shey Harms

Shey has enjoyed the lake life since she was very young. Her parents always had a place at the lake for as long as she can remember. Now, she belongs to a waterski club in Kansas and drives their family boat in the ski shows teaching her family some of the traditions she learned as a child.

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