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I am planning on surveying a boat I am interested in this weekend, while it is in the water, the last real survey was done in 2004 the boat was made in 79.

I am going to spend about 8 thousand for the boat. I was hoping for some advice on where I could find survey questions online and was wondering if banging on the hull with a rubber mallet was a bad idea?
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Save yourself the cost the hammer as a surviver will use a plastic hammer. Be smart and let someone who knows what they are doing survey the boat. the cheapest money you ever spend.
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I'd second what Bubb2 said.

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Unless you are vastly experienced, spend the money on a professional surveyor. You may need it for insurance anyway. The cost of the boat is irrelevant - some boats can't be given away. To be sure you don't buy a boat like that, hire a pro.

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You WILL need it for insurance so just do it.
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I used to make surfboards, I used to work on boats, I am a carpenter, cabinet maker/ remodeling dude, I changed head gaskets on my Mustang, I have a 69 chevy I tinker with as well. I am mechanically inclined, yet clueless about diesels. Again I have a 4 year old survey, what I need is a check list of questions a surveyor might use. Can anyone help me here...

I was planning on going under the boat and checking it for blisters and banging on the hull here and there to see if it sounds like a watermelon, and taking it sailing Saturday and running the diesel to see how it fairs.

I plan on having it hauled and the bottom painted and thoroughly inspected before I do any serious sailing, in a couple of weeks, but by then it will be mine...

Surveyors check boats in the water what are some things that I should to look for?



A site I found to help me, but what I need is a check list

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Have at it partner, let us know how your bargain worked out! If I were you I would buy a plastic hammer.
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Yacht Survey Online : List of All Articles on Boats, Yachts by David but I would still get a pro to do it but it your risk, I would sooner wast $500 than 50k
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So now you know what to look at but do you know what to look for. BTW, banging with a mallet under water? I'm not a surveyor but exactly what will you hear. Be smart and spend the money for a survey.
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