So I've been around boats off and on most of my life, but never owned a flat. Now that I have the money and I'm actually out looking at them, I realize that I really don't know what to check on a v-drive boat. I mean, I know to check overall condition of the hull for any "damage". Also, to take it for a test ride to make sure the boat runs and everything (that I know of) works correctly. Other than that, I'm pretty much taking the seller's opinion on condition of everything else. Not saying I'm an idiot, just not to proud to admit I don't really know what I'm looking at when it comes to buying a flat. Don't want to get it home, just to have somebody point out some costly thing that has to be repaired or replaced. Thoughts on what a newbie should be looking for would be appreciated.