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Seeking Surveyor in Ft. Lauderdale Area.

Good Day Gentlemen!

I am looking for personal reference for a Marine Surveyor in the Ft. Lauderdale area. Sifting through the infoirmation and taking a stab at one just is too much. I would really like to hear from someone who recently has had experience with their reccomendation.

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Call Stuart Biesel @ 954-761-7934. He runs United Marine Surveyors. He's good people and reasonable.
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Thanks ALL

I appreciate your reccomendations! I have worked through some references and I think I am going to go with Ed Rowe, up in Vero Beach. He was referrred to me through John Howe, who was too busy to oblige. Seems like a knowledgable guy.

Has anybody on this board had any experience with him?

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CindyLee, I just had the boat I just bought surveyed by Ed about 2 weeks ago. He did a greta job, starting from 8 am the morning to 4 pm. PM me if you want to see the survey final document.

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Thanks Phillipe

I see you are from LA...I am flying in from the West coast as well. We have a Newport 28 in Dana Point. I am glad the Survey went well. What kind of boat did he survey? I would enjoy examining the survey, but I think your expoerience with him makes my decision easy.

Unbelievbable! A Tropical Cyclone is forming off the coast of Puerto Rico! 60% chance of forming into a named storm..."Bonnie"...I don't like the sound of that. I am just packing to leave for Ft Lauderdale in the a.m. Survey on Thursday...storm or no storm S. Fla. is expected to get the brunt of the system on Friday/Sat.

Regards! Phillipe! And thanks for the follow up. CindyLee
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Yes, I flew to Miami for the survey. Ed was there at 8 am sharp, and started right away. The boat is a Morgan 382. He spent 1H30 going through it, then we motored to a boatyard where the boat got hauled out, and Ed inspected the hull and prop. I should mention that in the 1st hour he was nose down into all systems, but then he took me aside to show me stuff.

After the hauling, we went to the bay where he tested the engine at full speed and in between. He was definitely quite thorough. We then raised the sails, and played around for 1h, before to get back. While stopping at a marina to wait for a bridge to open, Ed went up the mast to check the rigging and spreaders.

Finally, while we were motoring back through the Miami River, he inspected a few more systems down under.

At the end of the day, we all sat together, Ed, myself and the previous owner, to go over the list of items he would include in the survey, and the list of items he was pointing to me only but woudn't include in the survey (minor maintenance issues). Basically, I didn't really need to wait for the survey report, as he had already gave me all issues.

Hope all goes well,

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Philippe
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