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Old 11-10-2010, 06:33 PM
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how dose one become certified to survey boats?

just thinking it would be a nice way to make some cash
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one must pass the spelling test.



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NAMS www.namsglobal.org or SAMS www.marinesurvey.org are the 2 most credible certifications and 90% of banks want to see either of those accredidations on the surveys of boats they finance.

To be come certified takes alot of time and quite a bit of $$$$ to become certified. There is a tremendous amout of technical knowledge needed to become a surveyor.

Otherwise every Tom, Dick and Harry would be doing it.
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NAMS www.namsglobal.org or SAMS www.marinesurvey.org are the 2 most credible certifications and 90% of banks want to see either of those accredidations on the surveys of boats they finance.

To be come certified takes alot of time and quite a bit of $$$$ to become certified. There is a tremendous amout of technical knowledge needed to become a surveyor.

Otherwise every Tom, Dick and Harry would be doing it.

You should pass that info onto the guy that surveyed one of my last boats. Or I hope he reads this (he is on this site) I must of had Tom or Harry, or was his name...

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You should pass that info onto the guy that surveyed one of my last boats. Or I hope he reads this (he is on this site) I must of had Tom or Harry, or was his name ....
There is also ABYC certification but anyone who buys enough Cracker Jack boxes can get certified by them. That is also why most banks will not accept that accredidation.

If the survey report you receive is not at least 15-20 pages of detailed information, photos & hull rubbing you are getting a 1/2 azz survey.

See this example:
http://www.allinson.com/Gemini.pdf

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There is also ABYC certification but anyone who buys enough Cracker Jack boxes can get certified by them. That is also why most banks will not accept that accredidation.

If the survey report you receive is not at least 15-20 pages of detailed information, photos & hull rubbing you are getting a 1/2 azz survey.

See this example:
http://www.allinson.com/Gemini.pdf
He did a great job documentation wise and pictures were awsome, 20 plus page survey. But must of had no idea how to sound any stringers, let alone use a moisture meter...
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He did a great job documentation wise and pictures were awsome, 20 plus page survey. But must of had no idea how to sound any stringers, let alone use a moisture meter...
Wow...........thats a shame because thats basic stuff. Sorry to hear!
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Oops.....need to use spell check more.......thx guys
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