Join Date: Aug 2003
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Necessary? No. Good idea? Maybe.
In the past 5 years I have bought and sold 3 boats. I have never had an engine survey, and the people who bought the boats from me didn't have engine surveys either. And these were older boats (1981 Catalina 22, 1986 Newport 28, 1986 O'day 35).
So you don't HAVE to get an engine survey. You CAN if it makes you feel better or if you have suspicions or worries about the engine.
The surveyors who I hired did not test compression, but did check engine temperature (with pyrometer) at each cylinder, checked the engine mounts, the exhaust color, and that sort of stuff.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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