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  1. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Would appreciate any recommendations for a surveyor in the Bay area. Looking at a bargain basement 1962 Pearson Ariel, remote purchase, I'm on the East coast and COVID cautious, not willing to fly just yet. A nearby forum member willing to help with an initial look-see would be fantastic, even...
  2. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'm looking at purchasing a Reliance 44 (ketch) and the survey revealed that all the chainplates are heavily corroded. Because the Reliance has upper and lower chainplate sections - the lower being glassed in the hull, it makes labor the major factor in replacing. This would also require some...
  3. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    MIKE PREVITI * Marine Surveyor Solomons, MD 5 out of 5 STARS I've had three boats surveyed, the last two, a Northern 25 and a Catalina 36, were surveyed by Mike. If I were to buy another boat, I'd want Mike to check that one out, too. Here's why: He is methodical. Neither seller/broker...
  4. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Does anybody know of an experienced sailboat surveyor in the Montreal area? Experience with multihulls would be an asset. I'm interested in an F-24.
  5. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'm still shopping and waiting for the chance to move aboard and head south on a budget that is basically NO budget. Standard Noob totally unrealistic stuff. BUT - that's why I'm here - to learn from the experience and wisdom of others. And many have been around for years with the same...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Anyone know of any reputable marine surveyors in Northern NJ?
  7. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    My offer was accepted the other day on a 43' 1978 Gulfstar Mark II center cockpit ketch rig. Planning to live aboard and sail for the next couple years here in NH and then head for warmer climates! I'm scrambling a bit to line up a surveyor within the acceptance period. I obtained a survey...