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Re: What to expect from a survey

All the information above is great and to add....I would pick a surveyor who will go up the rig. In the Annaplis area all of the good ones do. Most I have been with will do an engine test at low RPM and the factory settings for max rpm to see if the test the engine and cursorarily look for oil , leaks as mentioned above. If the engine is old ( hours wise) or has sat you may want to send oil away or have an engine analysis done. What kind of boat and what os the purchase price.

Our surveyors have given us an extensive list of defects and placed them in categories. One which needs to be done to bring it up to code, on which we should attemnd to asap, and one which can be for projects down the road,
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Do as much presyrvey as you can so you can direct him to look at suspect areas and ask questions. The surveyor works for you...let him educate you.

Dave
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