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Old 01-11-2008
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20 Years of experience doesn't necessarily mean much, since even a bad surveyor can get away with it that long if they're not completely incompetent. The Master's rating and being a safety engineer are nice, but doesn't necessarily mean they know how to survey or evaluate a diesel engine.
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Originally Posted by jimfortuna View Post
The surveyor claims 20 yr surveying experience, USCG Master's rating, and is a former Safety Engineer. He said that he saw no need for a compression check since the engine started right away.
Just curious, did they use the boat after you did your sea trial?? Could the flooding have happened after your sea trial and survey???
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