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Texas Surveyor/Cruising Dad
My situation has changed since my last post, and so recently I've again been on the hunt for a boat, and just today came to a verbal agreement on a used Valiant 42, located at the Valiant factory on Lake Texoma in northern Texas. (I've been looking at the boat off-and-on for two years.)
Even though Lake Texoma is huge, I've been advised that I should try to find a very experienced surveyor in the Houston/Clear Lake area to come up and do the survey. (The boat has a lot of complex systems that are not typically found on the lake, according to the broker.) The broker says that there are several very competent surveyors nearby, but that I'd be better off with someone who works regularly with this type of boat.
Can anyone give me a recommendation? I think most of you are familiar with late model V42's, so I won't describe it here.
From reading posts on this forum, I know that, at least at one time, you kept your boat at the Cedar Mills Marina which, as you know, is part of the Valiant Yachts complex. I also know that you are familiar with some of the people who work there. I'd be particularly interested in (and appreciate) your input.
Thanks in advance.