*NOT* Barnaby Blatch.
Accredited up the wazoo. What a joke.
He said stuff like "No keel bolts
, embedded keel
." Nope. Must googled the wrong boat. Definitely have 18 keel bolts
and an external ballast. ~wow~. The gall to be that cavalier with a $700 survey.
"Compression posts need repainting" Well, maybe. But they also needed to be replaced since I literally broke them apart by hand.
"Engine looks well cared for, belts in good tension". Well, the day he took the survey, I noticed that the alternator
wasn't even bolted on. There was zero tension.
"Engine mounted securely" - The rear engine
mounts were not even bolted down. Never got a straight answer on why that was.
Missed many other things as well, but these were the ones that made my blood boil. The guy was respected, came well recommended, I knew what I was getting into with the boat, but wanted to have a bonafide expert's opinion. What a waste of money