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Good marine surveryor in Portland area?

Hello all....can anybody recommend a reputable surveyor in the Portland area?? Conversely, is there anyone to stay away from? As per my previous posts, I'm looking at purchasing a 2007 Catalina 42 that was used by the local dealer as a demo. Thanks for your help
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Surveyor in Portland, Oregon

Assuming you mean Portland, OREGON:

Alison Mazon, 503-286-4252, Google her name and you will find her web site.
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Thanks very much for the reply....Yes Portland, OR is what I meant. Sorry for not being clear. Could I ask you how you know about this person? Personal experience?
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Surveyor in Portland, Oregon

I have heard her give two talks on surveying, and have talked with her briefly, but have not used her for a survey myself. She was also kind enough to recommend a surveyor in an out-of-state location for me.

One of my friends used her for a survey, was very pleased and found her survey very thorough.

My impression of her is that she is a good choice for a surveyor if you are buying a boat, probably not a good choice if you are selling a boat with problems.

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Thanks very much for the reply....Yes Portland, OR is what I meant. Sorry for not being clear. Could I ask you how you know about this person? Personal experience?
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You might also ask your insurance company if they recommend surveyors. Mine had a list of accepted, and not acepted ones.
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If you're finanancing the boat, you may want to ask your bank about surveyors. Most banks will require that the boat survey for the amount of the loan at a minimum, and if you use a surveyor they don't approve of, you might lose the financing.

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Thanks guys for the replies....e-mailed Alison and she'll probably be out there next week. The financing company didn't ask for a survey...probably because it is being sold as new. If worse came to worse I could probably bypass the financing company if they got too sticky.
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I hope you got on Alison's list. She is thoughtful and will work with you if work needs to be done in a yard.

FYI, the yard I am familiar with is VERY busy right now. If work can be postponed, book time in the fall now.
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I know Alison Mazon, albeit indirectly. Met her a couple of times briefly, as she and her partner had a boat in the same marina as me. A friend who works (worked? it's been years) at The Sailing Life brokerage there in Portland told me that when Alison took the surveyor's test to become accredited, she scored higher than anyone in the HISTORY of the exam. Other than that, she is considered to be one of the best surveyors in the north west...


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I did use Alison...she was a very personable and professional person. I was very happy with her work. The boat was a 2007 new "demo"....she didn't find much in the way of problems but did point out some things that could be done better and a few minor fixes
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