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Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos   01-29-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 608
Posted By SuenosAzules
Thermal Imaging on Two Suzuki 115 HP Outboard Engines...

Hi, I thought I would share this with everyone. I have incorporated thermal imaging into my marine survey inspections for over two years now and I would not survey anything without the use of the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-12-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Hey there!! :)

Hi there.. Yes, am an avid sail guy here myself (plus surveyor). Love to sail any chance I get!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By SuenosAzules
Sounds like you got a good marine surveyor. As...

Sounds like you got a good marine surveyor. As far as the Hunter I can tell from your description that this will cost quite a bit of money to get this vessel back up to par and seaworthy again. I was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-21-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,356
Posted By SuenosAzules
DR Ferron is right about one thing, having...

DR Ferron is right about one thing, having someone alongside a surveyor is a great education for the buyer. Having a buyer do their own survey is good too, however a good marine surveyor has tools...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-31-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By SuenosAzules
I have done these inspections in the past and for...

I have done these inspections in the past and for clients abroad. If interested feel free to drop me a line.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,686
Posted By SuenosAzules
Hold the guy responsible. You need a damage claim...

Hold the guy responsible. You need a damage claim survey done on this vessel. You would have to hire the surveyor yourself. However the going rate is about $95.00 an hour. So the damage claim survey...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-05-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,477
Posted By SuenosAzules
With keeping the boat in an anchorage in Florida,...

With keeping the boat in an anchorage in Florida, in state waters it is free, however with a dinghy dock you will have to swing your own deal with a marina that will allow it. I paid $200.00 a month...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-04-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,477
Posted By SuenosAzules
My solution to this was living at an anchorage in...

My solution to this was living at an anchorage in the intercoastal and paying a dinghy fee at a marina right around the corner. Saved alot of money and did most of my water filling and pump outs in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,977
Posted By SuenosAzules
I am personally partial to the Beneteau as far as...

I am personally partial to the Beneteau as far as monohulls are for the price you want.. (used Beneteau's).. They are a well built vessel from my experience..
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By SuenosAzules
No problem...

No problem Keelhaulin.. Unfortunately there are alot of misconceptions about what certain tools (and certain marine technicians) can and can't do. In this line of work I have seen some marine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By SuenosAzules
Agree with Bogdog on this one. Be careful, "buyer...

Agree with Bogdog on this one. Be careful, "buyer beware" mentality and yes, after seeing the boat, survey survey survey!!!! A good survey report will tell you all you need to know.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-28-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By SuenosAzules
Agree with Bgdog on this one. Be careful, "buyer...

Agree with Bgdog on this one. Be careful, "buyer beware" mentality and yes, after seeing the boat, survey survey survey!!!! A good survey report will tell you all you need to know.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-28-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By SuenosAzules
I completely agree with Paul323. However you can...

I completely agree with Paul323. However you can only measure moisture with a moisture meter on areas that do not have anti foulding paint on them as the copper in the paint will create conductivity...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By SuenosAzules
Surveyor in BVI

If you need a surveyor in the BVI, please let me know. I travel the Caribbean for yacht surveys. I am home based in West Palm Beach, Florida. I have been to the BVI on surveys and captain work in the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-21-2010
Replies: 462
Views: 29,403
Posted By SuenosAzules
Tempest.. You are 100% correct in your...

Tempest.. You are 100% correct in your interpretation.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-21-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,170
Posted By SuenosAzules
For the record, my son grew up on a Gemini 105Mc...

For the record, my son grew up on a Gemini 105Mc for the first four years of his life and socializes just fine. There are no social norms he is kept from. I think actually raising kids on a boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,536
Posted By SuenosAzules
As a marine surveyor I can tell you that you can...

As a marine surveyor I can tell you that you can not get an idea for a value of a boat unless you survey the current condition of the boat first. Two boats with the same year and model can be...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By SuenosAzules
Good advice here. If this were my boat, I would...

Good advice here. If this were my boat, I would simply pay a delivery captain to bring it down. Trucking a vessel that far will be over 7K. Plus you have to step down the mast and rigging. Also you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-27-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 2,366
Posted By SuenosAzules
I have just sailed a 1984 34' Hunter from...

I have just sailed a 1984 34' Hunter from Jacksonville, FL to Miami, FL about two months ago on a new purchase delivery. The vessel sailed fine, however the jib was very worn out and I had that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By SuenosAzules
I would have the sailmaker come out to the boat...

I would have the sailmaker come out to the boat first, then if he claims everything is fine, haul the boat, go aloft and have the sail raised and lowered and check the topping gear for any...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By SuenosAzules
Surveyor..

I am going to toot my own horn here.. I am a qualified marine surveyor here in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I do travel the state however for marine surveys. I am a USCG licensed master captain,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By SuenosAzules
This is a tricky question because of the lack of...

This is a tricky question because of the lack of information and sighting you have on the conductors. However if this were my boat I would start with attempting to get a schematic diagram of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By SuenosAzules
I grew up in Harford County, Maryland near the...

I grew up in Harford County, Maryland near the Chesepeake Bay in the 80's. It was a well known fact even back then that aside from the Susquehanna River near Harve De Grace, Maryland that the...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   08-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By SuenosAzules
I agree with sailing dog. When I get a survey on...

I agree with sailing dog. When I get a survey on an old wooden boat like this I will employ a wood expert to come along with me to get his input and recommendations on findings. Before you go through...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-21-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 2,532
Posted By SuenosAzules
Got to say I loved the picture of Gunboat Bay the...

Got to say I loved the picture of Gunboat Bay the most, but they were all good.. Looks like a great trip!
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