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Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

We have just made an offer on a 30 year old 48 foot sailboat and now we need to find a really, really good surveyor in the socal area. Any suggestions gratefully received!

Obviously we need someone who specializes in sailboats and knows their way around old diesel engines! I get the impression that the good ones are few and far between..?

Thanks in advance!
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Your boat survey and diesel survey will be two different surveys

Sorry, had to take a call, anywho, in the SD area I would call Admiralty Marine for engine and Christian and Co. for the boat.

Brokers don't like Christian all that well and call them a deal killer but, as a buyer he is who you want on your side.
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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

I like Bunker Hill. I think you can reach him through Newport Shipyards. Could be Newport Beach Shipyard.
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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

Thanks so much to both of you for the info. Really helpful. Mr Perry this boat is one of yours - a 1980 cheoy lee 48 center cockpit - it was converted to a sloop (apparently under your supervision) sometime in the 90's.

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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

Best of luck with that.That's a very good looking boat. But I don't recall that project. It was certainly not "under my supervision". But I forget jobs like that from time to time. I'd have to see the actual drawings I produced. If I did everything I am given credit for there would have to be three of me.
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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

I like James K. Wallace in Long Beach. Excellent surveyor and even two years after the last purchase he came down to the boat on his own dime to check out a potential issue that turned out to be a non-issue. I have PM'd his number.
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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

Tricky cos the conversion was done with the owner before the current one. The broker says he talked with that owner who claimed 'Robert Perry redesigned her as a sloop'. That owner was called Albert Lawrence, the boat was called Elegante, it was sometime in the early to mid nineties and the work was apparently done at Svenson boatyard in Alameda. He claims he did it to make it easier for him to sail her single-handed (and some mention of the mizzen leaking which we didn't quite understand since it was deck-stepped). Unfortunately I don't think we're going to be able to get our hands on any drawings at this point. Getting this info took a huge amount of pushing and hassling the current owner and broker. But now I'm going to try and insist they give us the previous owner's contact info so we can talk to him directly. Thanks for the heads-up.

Appreciate the good wishes!
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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

Just a suggestion, but since San Pedro and San Diego are about 125 miles apart via some very heavy traffic, maybe you could be a little more specific. Where exactly is the boat right now?
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Re: Looking for great surveyor Long Beach/San Pedro/San Diego area

fair point! the boat is in San Pedro, but I'm prepared to pay travel for a really good surveyor. That said, you're right about the traffic, it's a horror story.
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