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Old 02-24-2010
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Attending a survey

Hello,

Having access to a prior survey can be very valuable. First off, the findings may be that the boat is a piece of junk, in which case you don't bother to continue. Assuming that is not the case, you could contact the surveyor and see if he remembers the boat. You may get a discount if you use him, because he is familiar with the boat.

My last point: to me, ATTENDING a survey is more valuable than the survey REPORT. I have had two boats surveyed and each time I followed the surveyor around like a lost puppy. They didn't seem to mind and were happy to tell me what they were doing, why they were doing it, and what they were looking for. If you are relatively new to this crazy sport, you can learn a real lot by attending the survey, way more than you can from reading an older report.

Good luck,
Barry
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