Join Date: Jun 2005
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Re: Working with sellers who refuse a pending survey contract
You have to be talking about Catherine M.
I wish I could remember her name. She was already retired when I bought my last boat in 2008.
It was my first boat, and I was fresh out of sailing school with just enough knowledge to be dangerous. I remember her as an encyclopedia of boat maintenance knowledge. I learned a LOT that day.
Fast forward 20 years and I'm the guy on the dock people come to with questions. That said my expectation going through the boat with a surveyor was that they would know more than I do and I would learn a thing or three. I was disappointed that it didn't quite work out that way.
I think too many buyers price shop the survey and expect to have some “price per foot”. It’s totally unrealistic, as boats become more complex.
So very true. Your 54DS is more complex than a house.
“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau