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Old 06-06-2016, 06:30   #16
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Re: Survey of a Manta 40

Originally Posted by AD28 View Post
Mark Cole no longer participates in CF.

He can be found at Sailnet, I think he has the same nick

this is his blog site Travels of s/v Reach | East of the Equator | M&M
hmmm.. I wonder why. I found his posts quite helpful and when we met him in Colombia, a very nice guy.

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Re: Survey of a Manta 40

I believe Cole can also be found at the multihulls 4 us group, come to think of it

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Re: Survey of a Manta 40

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Appreciate the recommendations for Mike. We have scheduled our survey with a surveyor out of the Charleston,SC area(Neil Haynes). Neil was highly recommended to us by multiple sources. I specifically wanted someone that would go up the mast and Neil goes aloft.

The boat had a very good survey last June and was given an overall vessel rating of Above Average condition by Jonathan Sands. As we all know a lot can change in a year with boats approaching the 20 year mark.

Excited! - Apprehensive - Trepidation

I want this boat to be "THE BOAT" but the survey will help a lot in making the final decision.
Sorry but John Sands is the reason I made the comment I did. No accreditation, no insurance and no etc etc.
I've worked on 4 mantas, no common large build issues, mostly systems, lack of maintenance issues like on many used boats if the rigging is over 10 years old the surveyor is probably going to reccommend replacement no matter how it looks and the insurance co may not cover a rigging related failure until it has been replaced.

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