SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Survey Repairs Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

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.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
05-03-2013 12:48 AM
Re: Survey Repairs

Where are you located?
05-02-2013 11:09 PM
Re: Survey Repairs

Sadly, I can tell you they are most likely thinking "female buying a boat, has money and plenty more where it's coming from"

Suggestion.. STOP! Gain some knowledge first! knowledge is power!

No one quotes sight unseen. Is the surveyor one you hired, or was the surveyor suggested by the broker?
05-02-2013 10:54 PM
Re: Survey Repairs

No and No...

However you may have found a particularly bad example (not that I'd put any stock in the repair estimate if nobody's come to check it out)

If you're attracted by a substantially lower price than market value then all of this may well be true.. and there was a reason for the lower price.

In today's market, in that niche I doubt there's a reason to buy a boat with so many potential problems right off... I'd keep looking.
05-02-2013 10:38 PM
Survey Repairs

I am considering purchasing a 2002 Jeanneau 43 but the survey pointed out several areas in need of repair. There is a leak that has caused a fair amount of mold in the forward cabin and water under the mast that give me particular concern. The surveyor suggested not sailingh until the mast is checked out. My borker (a boat yard owner) has quoted repairs at $20,000 based on the survey - he has not seen the boat. This is my first boat. Is it normal to need so many repairs when you buy a boat and is it possible to quote repair work without seeing the boat?

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 Off

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