Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Port Dover, Ontario
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Re: Old survey to new surveyor?
I respectfully disagree with the previous poster, and with your instinct.
What is the benefit to giving the current surveyor the past survey?
If you give it to him, and he finds all the same things, but nothing new, will you second-guess the result?
If you let him go in blind, and he comes up with some new stuff, some stuff that is on the old survey, and misses some stuff that was listed on the old survey, you can feel confident about the new stuff, the same stuff, and you can always review with him afterward the stuff that you think he might have missed.
Let the man (or woman) do his (her) job with no outside influences, and then use the differences to start a conversation (NOT an argument) about whether or not you should be concerned about anything in the old survey that isn't in the new.
On the encouragement side, I only know the Flicka by reputation, but I can't imagine a boat of that quality being a poor first choice. I went through 3 boats in my first 5 years, as I learned from level 0, and each one was exactly what I needed at that time. You are already miles ahead of hundreds of other 'planners', because you're buying a boat and 'doing it'. You, sir, are a sailor.