Hi, I'm reaching out to my fellow great lakes area boaters for some assistance. I am looking at buying a 35' performance boat (used) and have many questions as I have never owned a boat before. I have boated several years of my life so I'm not a total newbie. I have some questions as I am looking at a Baja and a couple cigarette boats.
1. What should I be looking for in a used boat to have/not have? Does anyone know a good mechanic they trust to look over a boat?
2. What are some good references for gauging a good price?
3. Are Baja's and Cigarette boats good?
4. What should I expect in terms of maintenance per year? A rough estimate is good.
I live north of Detroit about 40 minutes so any good suggestions about storage/marina's would be helpful.