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Old 14-04-2014, 16:11   #1
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Offer Accepted!!!

Holy Crap! After over a year of figuring things out and a month of negotiating, I FINALLY have an accepted offer.

So now I'm desperately seeking a great surveyor and mechanical inspector. The broker gave me his list, but I'm not going to hire someone that a listing broker recommends.

Can anyone give me the name of a great surveyor in Florida? I also need a great mechanical inspector.

Thanks guys for all your help.
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Old 14-04-2014, 16:19   #2
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Offer Accepted!!!

Holy Crap! After over a year of figuring things out and a month of negotiating, I FINALLY have an accepted offer.

So now I'm desperately seeking a great surveyor and mechanical inspector. The broker gave me his list, but I'm not going to hire someone that a listing broker recommends.

Can anyone give me the name of a great surveyor in Florida? I also need a great mechanical inspector.

Thanks guys for all your help.
High five!

Now help these guys help you.
What boat and where? Perhaps I missed it, somehow.
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Old 14-04-2014, 16:23   #3
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High five!

Now help these guys help you.
What boat and where? Perhaps I missed it, somehow.
61' Hatteras in Florida. Can't announce the exact boat, yet, but promise to soon.
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Old 14-04-2014, 16:23   #4
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Congratulations.

Fill us in on the details when it makes sense to do so! If you figure out a good surveyor in the Panhandle region, feel free to drop their name here, too, in order to help others in the region.
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Old 14-04-2014, 16:24   #5
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Might want to include a city, Florida is a big state or did I miss that?
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Might want to include a city, Florida is a big state or did I miss that?
Anywhere in Florida or the general area is fine. I am willing to pay travel to the boat, just want someone very very good, and, not a broker pleaser.
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Old 14-04-2014, 17:02   #7
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If you get a good surveyor, be prepared for a LOT of bad news
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If you get a good surveyor, be prepared for a LOT of bad news
That's ok. I would prefer a LOT of bad news, than a LOT of BS.
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Old 14-04-2014, 17:47   #9
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You've really got to narrow the area of FL down. Nobody can suggest a surveyor when different parts of FL are about 10 hours apart.

Don't be scared. Your offer is accepted. This means that since you put your deposit down, the boat is yours, unless you refuse it at the offer price after survey.

You can certainly disclose the region safely.
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You going to move to Florida? I thought you lived up North somewhere?
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Old 14-04-2014, 18:00   #11
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And general words of caution after a quick skim of your blog.

Mold. If you winter over in New England, you will spend quite a bit of time dealing with condensation and mold. You may wreck the boat with mold. Also, as ice freezes into any small cracks in the decks or ports or hatch seals, it will make them bigger allowing more and more water in, damaging the boat more. Shrink wrap for sure if wintering over. I've done 3 winters in New England. Best advice is to go to FL in the winter.

Which brings me to the next caution. This Hatteras will cost you like 5 grand or more to move up in fuel. Be aware of that.

Good luck!!
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Try this guy....I'm just not sure if he does power boats.

He saved our butt doing a survey on a Stevens 47 a couple of months ago...

Extensive experience, great attitude, willing to travel.

We highly recommend him:

CAMPBELL MARINE SURVEYING, INC.

1177 Park Ave, Suite 5
904‐868‐1609
Orange Park, FL 32073

campbellmarinesurveying@gmail.com
Fax 866‐528‐8543

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West florida would be more practical, but we are not opposed to flying a surveyor in either if he comes highly recommended.


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And general words of caution after a quick skim of your blog.

Mold. If you winter over in New England, you will spend quite a bit of time dealing with condensation and mold. You may wreck the boat with mold. Also, as ice freezes into any small cracks in the decks or ports or hatch seals, it will make them bigger allowing more and more water in, damaging the boat more. Shrink wrap for sure if wintering over. I've done 3 winters in New England. Best advice is to go to FL in the winter.

Which brings me to the next caution. This Hatteras will cost you like 5 grand or more to move up in fuel. Be aware of that.

That's all?

Good luck!!

Thanks!


Thanks for all the good news LOL.
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West florida would be more practical, but we are not opposed to flying a surveyor in either if he comes highly recommended.






Thanks for all the good news LOL.


Just preparing you. So you have no surprises.
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And general words of caution after a quick skim of your blog.

Mold. If you winter over in New England, you will spend quite a bit of time dealing with condensation and mold. You may wreck the boat with mold. Also, as ice freezes into any small cracks in the decks or ports or hatch seals, it will make them bigger allowing more and more water in, damaging the boat more. Shrink wrap for sure if wintering over. I've done 3 winters in New England. Best advice is to go to FL in the winter.

Which brings me to the next caution. This Hatteras will cost you like 5 grand or more to move up in fuel. Be aware of that.

Good luck!!
Thanks for the advice. I am working on getting of out of this crap weather, hopefully sooner than later

Will definitely shrink wrap

I was actually figuring 10 grand in fuel. OUCH..
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