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Old 08-08-2007, 14:23   #1
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Recommendations Marine Surveyor in Oriental, NC

Hi I am in the initial process of buying a boat that is in Oriental , NC. I am looking for some recommendations on a good marine surveyor and also engine surveyor in the that area.

Thank you for any and all help!!!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 16:04   #2
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Whatever you do, remember that you are hiring someone to look after your interest in this boat. So look for recommendations from independent sources, NOT the seller or broker.

My guess is that there are people in Oriental who know who the most thorough surveyors are, and who to stay away from. If you are financing the boat, ask them. Ask your insurer. Ask around the local boatyards.

Make sure you know what a surveyor is supposed to do, then go through the names recommended, and interview them. The fees will be pretty much the same (probably up to $15/ft., including a sea trial), and any good surveyor should also be able to check out the engine.

If you can find a surveyor who is familiar with the type of boat and engine, all the better.

Get a copy of Don Casey's "Inspecting the Aging Sailboat" and use it to inspect the boat yourself, and then (assuming it passes inspection) use the knowledge from that book to manage your surveyor. Make sure the surveyor checks everything out.
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Boat Surveying - Charleston, South Carolina is Neil Haynes, a VERY good surveyor. He is very knowledgeable and thorough
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Corey McMahon at Trident Marine Services 252.728.9958 or Eberele Marine Surveys 252.633.4280.

Both have good reputations and are widely used and certified. Corey just surveyed my rigging and was very thorough. I was most pleased.

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Thanks guiys you are great! I got something set up som we are moving forward.

Thanks for the help and advice!!
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