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Old 12-10-2007, 05:33   #1
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Surveyor in Minnesota

I’m still seeking references for a Yacht Surveyor, who could travel to Lake City, Minnesota (± 1 Hr S of Twin Cities).
I have an unverified reference for;
Charlie A. Lopez @ C & K Marine, LLC
3011 Fifth Avenue NW, Rochester, Minnesota
Does anyone have experience with Mr Lopez, or C&K Marine?
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Would you like me to ask the folks I took ASA 101 from? Scheduling some BVI ASA 103/104 classes with them too, joined up for their boat club deal too. They seem like good folks, Captain Thom runs the place.

I wish I could help, best I could do is look at the ads in the back of their magazine as I recall one or two ads back there.


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Old 12-10-2007, 09:58   #3
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Yes, please ask the good folks, from whom you took ASA 101.
Any personal experience will be appreciated.
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Gord,
You might check with Allan Hansen at Hansen's Harbor in Lake City. He does advertise as a boat surveyor. I can't vouch for his surveying but he and his dad do a lot of boat repair and rebuilding. My dealings with them have been good. (651) 345-3022. Hansen's Harbor, harbor, marina, lake city, minnesota,dock space,boat storage, boat rentals, marine diesel service parts, towing
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Sorry, they were of not much assistance at all.

They suggested calling Hooper's Yachts - Upper Mid-West Sailing Experts. Sailboats our specialty. and asking them.
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The prospective purchaser has hired a surveyor, Phil Peterson (NAMS-CMS), out of Bayfield Wisconsin.

Does anyone know, or know of, him?

Thom Burns, the publisher of Sailing Breezes/Northern Breezes magazine <http://www.sailingbreezes.com/>, seems to respect Peterson.
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I knew Tom Burns when I lived there as well as a bunch of the Northern Breezes people and he is respectable as is all the folks at Northern Breezes. Contacting any of them couldn't be a bad idea. I've been in touch with any of them in more than 5 years through. Being out of Bayfield isn't really close.

So far I've always done best with the approach if you can call the guy on the phone for a few minutes you can decide if you think he is a jerk or not and if he is available. After that you may run of of potential surveyors.
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Thanks Paul - you're point is well taken.
In this particular case, because I'm not the purchaser, and want to limit my involvement, I don't feel it's appropriate for me to interview surveyors.
I'm trying to remain (merely) a casual advisor.
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