Boat Surveyors- - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-29-2002 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Boat Surveyors-

I bought a sailboat 12 years ago, using the services of a Marine Surveyor recommended to me by the Boat Dealer as being reputable. The boat surveyed ok except for cosmetic details,keel needed painting,etc. I bought the boat, and after building a trailer, brought it home to work on at my convience. As I was scraping and digging at the old caulking, I heard a dull sound coming from the deck material. The upshot was I sounded the whole deck and discovered wood rot.I started digging through the crap, and discovered that the rot had also gone into the deck shelf. That was 12 years and 60% of the deck and supporting members ago. If I ever buy another boat, I''ll do my own survey. Has anyone here had similar experience with so-called surveyors ?
29 cascadefixer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 09-29-2002
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Boat Surveyors-

I just had a CAL 35 surveyed by a marine outfit in Annapolis, MD. I was there with him and I think he did an outstanding job. We were there for a little more than 3 hours. Although it was raining he spent at least an hour sounding the deck. He payed close attention to any area that was repaired and I was very pleased with his professionalism. It''s just like everything else, there are good and bad people doing jobs that you depend on their judgement to make a decision. Sorry to hear that you may have gotten a bad one. At least now you''ll be an expert at repairing dry-rot. With what you learned from this experience you can better determine next time if you think you''re getting ripped off.

Fair winds to ya,

CPT Karl
CPTKARL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 09-29-2002
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 275
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Boat Surveyors-

When I bought my first boat here''s what I did;I bought books ,I read and studyed them over and over again. I spoke with many knowladgeable people. I did alot to educate myself.The only time I got screwed was when I trusted a surveyor. And it was a reputable surveyer here in Massachusetts.And that was only because the financer forced me to use one. Mabey if they could be held responsible for their ''work'' things would be different.
I also have a few stories. My boat wasn''t the only one.
If you want your boat surveyed and you live in my neck of the woods, get ahold of me...I''ll do it for free!

windship is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-naming the boat pirateofcapeann General Discussion (sailing related) 130 01-07-2014 11:14 AM
New name (I know, I know) owlmtn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 13 12-13-2009 07:46 PM
help with lifes dream kimby Boat Review and Purchase Forum 37 12-02-2009 11:32 PM
What can you tell from the numbers? brazilnut Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 07-01-2009 04:09 PM
buying first boat jerrycooper14 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 04-23-2002 02:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome