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Old 03-10-2011, 10:47 PM
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I am looking for a good marine surveyor in the PA/NJ line area to do a survey. Does anyone know of a good surveyor they would reccomend? The Boat is a 29' Fountain to be surveyed.
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I am looking for a good marine surveyor in the PA/NJ line area to do a survey. Does anyone know of a good surveyor they would reccomend? The Boat is a 29' Fountain to be surveyed.
What is the survey needed for? Insurance purposes, or resale?

Here is a good place to start: http://www.marinesurvey.org/

This is the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, an organization that only allows trained surveyors to be members. It also may be a requirement from an insurance co. that the marine surveyor be SAMS accredited. The above link will help you find accredited SAMS surveyors near you.

Good luck.

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It will be a pre-purchase survey.
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It will be a pre-purchase survey.
OK good. I hope it turns out well for you. That link I gave you should help you find a good surveyor. Remember that surveyors typically charge by the foot. If you want pricing, just ask them "how much do you charge by foot?" Then you'll know the lingo. :-)

That is a nice boat, if it's in good condition. Let me know if you need help insuring it.

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Do you want a structural, mechanical or both?
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Do you want a structural, mechanical or both?
I would like both. I want a very comprehensive survey.

I was wondering if anyone had either personnaly knew or heard of any in this area that are top notch. I did the Google search and have alot of info and names. I am looking for one who will do an excellent job.

Any suggestions or tips on what to ask for, etc would be great.
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OK good. I hope it turns out well for you. That link I gave you should help you find a good surveyor. Remember that surveyors typically charge by the foot. If you want pricing, just ask them "how much do you charge by foot?" Then you'll know the lingo. :-)

That is a nice boat, if it's in good condition. Let me know if you need help insuring it.

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Devin, thanx. I will go online today and see what your company can qoute me on it.
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I would like both. I want a very comprehensive survey.

I was wondering if anyone had either personnaly knew or heard of any in this area that are top notch. I did the Google search and have alot of info and names. I am looking for one who will do an excellent job.

Any suggestions or tips on what to ask for, etc would be great.
Well then, generally, you need 2 diff people. A "normal" surveyor will inspect structural, electrical, basic systems etc. They will VISUALLY inspect the engine and drive. You need a mechanical surveyor to get into the engine and drive thoroughly.

Are you doing it wet or dry?
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I was wanting to have the surveyor inspect the boat on land and then put it in the water to have the running on water test done as well.
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Ken Bruno,he's on the SAMS list.
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