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06-04-2007 08:32 AM
sailingdog Good choice FritzN. You'll probably learn quite abit about your future boat by attending the survey. Also, you will probably get a far more direct opinion on some matters that may not have been committed to a paper report.
06-04-2007 01:47 AM
You've Convinced Me

I'll be there.
06-04-2007 01:13 AM
tenuki I learned a lot from the surveys I've attended. Also seen people point out things the surveyor would have missed otherwise.

So my vote is be there.
06-04-2007 12:55 AM
Hubec Surveyors have very difficult jobs and must balance many competing interests all the while trying to protect themselves from any possible legal trouble. A surveyor may be far more direct in person than he is in the written report.
06-03-2007 11:55 PM
uspirate Nice looking boat, a bit too pricey for me, but i have to agree with the rest. If your not present for the survey, it may haunt you in the back of your mind forever!
06-03-2007 11:38 PM

The guy who will actually do the survey is Dave Johnson. Anything that you can find out about him would be appreciated.


06-03-2007 11:31 PM
camaraderie Fritz....for what it is worth...I'd wanna be there too as I've always learned some things personally from a good survey and my presence serves to insure that every single thing is checked.
Nevertheless, there are times when owners can't be present and it sounds like you have done everything right to insure that you have no major surprises when you climb aboard her as your own. Good luck with her...they are boats with a beautiful line.
06-03-2007 11:22 PM
km2x Fritzn,

I have not had to have a boat survery yet since I have always bought small.

Do you know the name of the guy you are getting and I could float it around the yacht club in Duluth to see if anyone else has an opinion. Our commodore is the service manager of a largest local marina.

I can't promise anything but I would give it a shot.

06-03-2007 11:18 PM

You're right. Do you know the boat, or have a recommendation on a surveyor?

Here is the surveyor that has been recommended:

Tow, Incorporated, Marine Surveyors and Insurance adjusters in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
06-03-2007 11:17 PM
sailingdog Sounds like you've got your bases covered... so if you can't make it to the surveys of the boat and engine/genset, I think you'll be alright... However, it is probably better if you could attend.
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