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Old 02-14-2006, 11:04 AM
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The surveyor of the Bullet I just bought didn't even bother to open the engine hatch! Due to the tarp covered with snow the engine compartment could not be opened at the time of the survey.

He did notice that one of the cabin cushions had some wear and tear.
You should have said something. If that was me, and I was paying him, I'd tell him to get his lazy A$$ to look under the hatch and inspect the boat.
Maybe the owner had something to hide by not having the boat totally accessable for the surveyor?? HMMMMM
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No insult intended, Ed. I'm sure that your survey includes many things that most surveyors skip over.

The surveyor of the Bullet I just bought didn't even bother to open the engine hatch! Due to the tarp covered with snow the engine compartment could not be opened at the time of the survey.

He did notice that one of the cabin cushions had some wear and tear.
He would have to sue me to get his money ! The 2 biggest things to me are the stringers & the transom. He didnt check either !
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With all of this being said, and me shpping for my first boat, how can I interview prospective surveyors? Survey the surveyor so to speak. This would probably be more directed towards Ed.

What questions do I need to ask? Any signs to look for when talking to a qualified quality surveyor? Lingo to listen for? Things to make me run the other way?

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Old 02-14-2006, 03:36 PM
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He would have to sue me to get his money ! The 2 biggest things to me are the stringers & the transom. He didnt check either !
I knew that the survey was only a piece of paper for the bank. The Bullet is now with my mechanic and everything is looking good. I am happy.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:31 PM
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With all of this being said, and me shpping for my first boat, how can I interview prospective surveyors? Survey the surveyor so to speak. This would probably be more directed towards Ed.

What questions do I need to ask? Any signs to look for when talking to a qualified quality surveyor? Lingo to listen for? Things to make me run the other way?

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Find out his credentials. Get a list of what he will do during the inspection. Check with the Accredited Marine Surveyors society (AMS) or other organizations that (usually) the good ones will be members. The association they belong to will hold them accountable if you have a problem. That's what they are there for.
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Unless i missed it somewhere in this thread, have a moisture test done on the hull. Sometimes they are included and other times are not
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I got burned on a supposed survey by Charles Bullock, do not use him. The basic idea is a very good one, but unless I knew someone such as Ed C. on the board, I would not depend on it to make an important decision. If the bank doesn't require it pay your mechanic to go with you and look at the boat!
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As with anything you have your good and your bad.
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Can someone please enlighten me on what an actual survey includes? Thanks for the info.
send me private e-mail and I will fax one over tomorrow -
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