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Good surveyor around Seattle or Everett?

I'm looking into buying a 27' boat and welcome suggestions for or against vendors for a pre-purchase survey.
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4 years ago we had a good experience with Erik Bentzen in Seattle. He was thorough, knowledgable and I believe his rate at the time was $12/foot. Survey took approximately 5 hours including preliminary in-water inspection and haulout.

A through report with a good range of pictures came in the mail within a week, but as we were able to be present during the whole affair we already had a good idea of where things stood.

Though we were experienced buyers by then, I think he would do well by a newcomer too.

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Thanks. This would be a private-party sale so I want to make sure I go through it carefully. One of the potential boats has no bilge pump -- the bilge is currently dry but there's some rust in there, evidence of a couple inches in the past so the state of the bolts concerns me, of course it's a 30 year old boat.
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Anthony - I have used the following individual on both my Barberis and Catalina...Also part of the BoatUS surveyor directory and I highly recommend:

Edward J. (Ned) McCrea - Accredited Marine Surveyor 1998
McCrea Marine Surveyors
519 NE 165th Street, #18
Shoreline, Washington 98155
206-362-BOAT (2628) -O, 206-362-2636 -Fax
mmsurveyors@comcast.net
Specialty: Yachts, Small Craft

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I used Berg Marine Surveys and couldn't have been happier. He's up in Anacortes but I think he heads south fairly often. He's an amazing guy, has sailed the South Pacific and really knows his stuff. Westsail 28 survey


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