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Old 21-07-2018, 04:14   #1
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South Florida surveyor needed

I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct spot.

I am looking for recommendations for a surveyor in the Tampa, FL, area to survey a 55 foot power boat with Caterpillar C-12 motors. The boat is located in Fort Myers.

I am considering hiring a separate surveyor for the engines since some of the C-12 motors appeared to have had aftercooler problems.
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Old 21-07-2018, 10:53   #2
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I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct spot.

I am looking for recommendations for a surveyor in the Tampa, FL, area to survey a 55 foot power boat with Caterpillar C-12 motors. The boat is located in Fort Myers.

I am considering hiring a separate surveyor for the engines since some of the C-12 motors appeared to have had aftercooler problems.
Although it has been some time, we had very good service from:

Mike Davenport, AMS
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Old 21-07-2018, 13:44   #3
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Old 21-07-2018, 15:43   #4
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Capt John Campbell has a great reputation and is in that area
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Re: South Florida surveyor needed

Henry is extremely experienced and yet reasonable. He has given us good service and great advice in the past.

Henry Pickersgill

We were in Tampa and Henry was, of all places, in Brooksville at the time. He has since moved to the east coast but travels to the Gulf side of FL for surveys on a regular basis.
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I've had good luck with Steve Berlin

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Neil MacLaren of Internationa lBluewater Marine is first class and in S.Florida.

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I can second the recommendation of Steve Berlin in Ft Myers. I also highly recommend Jon Marquette of Jon Diesel LLC (941-780-1330) as engine/mechanical surveyor.
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Just used Henry Pickersgill services, I was happy with the service and the price.
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Re: South Florida surveyor needed

send mje the 1000 bucks and ask a good mechanic to give you an offer for service and some overhaul. Ask a rigger what has to be replaced ans find an electrician.

I think you will be sround 300 $ and when you write down carefully what they say you will have the best report of all.
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I echo this, very well looked after by Neil MacLaren
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Re: South Florida surveyor needed

Hi

See you need a surveyor in South Florida.

Know this guy Simon Bridgewood at bridgy78@gmail.com

Only problem you may have -- is he is an Australian ---

So no bullshit and you may have to buy him a beer!!

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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Based on recommendations here and outside sources, I ended up hiring Steve Berlin and Dan Mattos. We are scheduled for survey in early August.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Based on recommendations here and outside sources, I ended up hiring Steve Berlin and Dan Mattos. We are scheduled for survey in early August.


Based on the survey (engine survey) I passed on the boat. It might be ok for another buyer, but it was not for me.

(To those who answered previously, Steve Berlin and Dan Mattos were great to work with.)

That being said, I have found a new boat and am seeking a Cummins surveyor to look at the 6BTA5.9M3 motors in the Fort Lauderdale area.
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Re: South Florida surveyor needed

I found a great Cummins surveyor and a great general surveyor - both out of Jacksonville.
PM me if you would like their contact information.
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