After a LONG week I thought I'd throw mine out there, maybe you have some too.
I met up with my dad who wanted me to come test drive a Mastercraft boat with him this week. We drove from Canada down to Texas. It ended up being 1600 miles one way. Turned out that the boat was pretty nice. I won't give out the link because it is a great boat and the owner is actually a great guy. It just turned out to be a bad experience.
There was a few things that the owner didn't mention before we drove down and that wasn't too big of a deal. One blown speaker, trailer needed new bunks, and some oil in the bilge. I asked a bunch of questions and specifically about the driveshaft seal. Always one of my first questions. He said that the shaft had been aligned a couple years ago, but wasn't sure about the seal.
Well we get the boat in the water (it hadn't been in the water since last year) and bam.... it performs brutal. Won't plane coming out of the marina and starts to miss. Open up the v drive compartment and it is FULL of water. The bilge isn't keeping up. We get turned around and get it on the trailer as more and more water is coming in. The driveshaft seal was leaking! Water is cold, it's white capping, and we were concerned about it going down.
My dad gave him an offer less than what they were previously talking about and they didn't make the deal. I had a great time with my dad, got to visit with my little brother who lives down there, and had a great time looking at the boat.
The worst part.............. was the test drive.