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Bass Boat Buyer’s Checklist
Most people generally take good care of their Bass Boats. However; it is a good idea to use
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Bass Boat Buyer’s Checklist
On the Water Checklist

□ Engine Starts
□ Cold Idle OK?
□ Steering Smooth?
□ Kill Switch Opera...
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Bass Boat Buyer's Checklist

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While most people generally take good care of their Bass Boats, it is a good practice to use this checklist as a way to gather all the facts about the features and condition of the bass boat that you are reviewing. Once complete, you can make an informed decision whether or not to purchase the boat.

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Bass Boat Buyer's Checklist

  1. 1. Bass Boat Buyer’s Checklist Most people generally take good care of their Bass Boats. However; it is a good idea to use this checklist as a way to gather all the facts about the features and condition of the bass boat that you are reviewing. Once complete, you can make an informed decision whether or not to purchase the boat. Boat & Seller Information Boat Year/Make/Model: Engine HP/Make/Model: Seller Name/Phone/Email: Pre-Test Drive Checklist 1) Inspect the Trailer, Engine, & Hull – Confirm OK Condition & Operation □ Trailer Condition (Tongue, Hitch, Tires): □ Hull Condition (Scratches, Gel Coat, Keel): □ Engine Condition (Cowling, Mounting, Prop, Jackplate): □ Trailer Light Operation □ Tire Wear & Condition □ Prop Condition OK? □ Trailer Brakes (If any) □ Transom Stress Cracks? □ Prop Shaft Straight? □ Trailer Registration Current? □ U-Bolt/Roller □ Transom Saver In Place? □ Inspection Notes: 2) Inspect the Boat Interior & Accessories □ Carpet Condition □ Rod Lockers □ Compartment Lids/Locks Tight □ Storage Lockers □ Dash Compartment □ Battery Compartment © 2014 Bass Boats for Sale at Bass Boat HQ
  2. 2. Bass Boat Buyer’s Checklist On the Water Checklist □ Engine Starts □ Cold Idle OK? □ Steering Smooth? □ Kill Switch Operational? □ Shifting: Forward/Reverse □ Hand Throttle Smooth? □ Hot Foot Throttle Smooth? □ Boat Gets on Plane Easily? □ On the Water Notes: □ RPM at Wide Open Throttle □ Water Pressure Maintained? □ Abnormal Vibration/Noise? □ Chine Walk/Porpoising? □ Steering OK at Wide Open? □ Hot Idle OK? □ Excessive Engine Smoke? □ Check All Gauges Working □ Test Horn □ Trolling Motor Working □ GPS/Electronics Working □ Navigation Lights Working □ Test Bilge Pumps □ Test Livewell Pumps □ Test Recirculation Pumps □ Test Pumpout Pumps Trailering the Boat □ Boat Centers Onto Bunks? □ Pumpout & Drain Works? □ Transom Tie Downs Work? □ Winch Works Correctly? □ Check Bilge for Fuel Leaks □ Safety Chain at Winch? □ Livewell Holds Water? □ Check Splashwell for Fuel □ Truck to Trailer Chains? Miscellaneous Notes □ Will Anything Need Replacing? (Battery Age, Tire Wear): □ Are There Boat Seats, and a Cover? □ Notes: © 2014 Bass Boats for Sale at Bass Boat HQ

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