SailNet Community - View Single Post - Angry at my surveyor....
View Single Post
post #18 of Old 04-18-2013
Over Hill Sailing Club
smurphny's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 3,663
Thanks: 93
Thanked 111 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

The entire "surveyor" system, as far as it concerns pleasure craft and insurance, is a useless scam. Insurance companies inspect cars, houses, etc. themselves. If they are truly interested in minutia found by surveyors, they ought to hire company employees to look at boats themselves. The level of competence varies so widely in this independent, unregulated, and standard-less industry that any findings are suspect at best. The vague wording in your written document is a perfect example. Not only that but no one knows a boat better than the owner if he/she has owned it for any amount of time. As you indicated, you knew about the soft spots already and did not need to pay someone to point it out to you. How much did it cost for someone to tell you what you knew already? Oh I forgot, finding that deadly missing 1/4" of insulation must have been worth it.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
smurphny is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome