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Old 31-01-2012, 00:01   #1
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Hi All,
Just signed the papers to purchase an Orana 44 in Martinique and am looking for recommendations for a competent surveyor to inspect, sea trial and haulout.

Based on past experience can anyone please make a recommendation. For obvious resons I don't necessarily want to go with those that the Broker has "Recommended"

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Old 31-01-2012, 00:19   #2
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Hi All,
Just signed the papers to purchase an Orana 44 in Martinique and am looking for recommendations for a competent surveyor to inspect, sea trial and haulout.

Based on past experience can anyone please make a recommendation. For obvious resons I don't necessarily want to go with those that the Broker has "Recommended"
Try Mike Firestone in Texas. He's very good; brokers hate him since he tells it like it is. People were flying him around to survey in Caribbean (or thereabouts) and I managed to snag him in Rockport for my own boat survey in 2005. He knows multihulls, since there is an active cohort of multihuller folk in that area.

Man, I remember those freaky large jellyfish "cabbageheads" during our sea trial. No jellyfish like that in NYC...
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Old 31-01-2012, 01:12   #3
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I recommend Bob Goodchild. Bob is based in Grenada but regularly travels to other Windward and Leeward Islands. Been around for ever and very well respected.

Here's his details....

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Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors - Accredited Marine Surveyor
International Institute of Marine Surveyors - Full Member
Flyingfish Ventures Ltd., PO Box 0, St Georges, GRENADA
Tel Bob (1 473) 407 4388
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Old 31-01-2012, 04:11   #4
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We also recommend Mike Firestone, P.O. Box 3045, Port Aransas, TX 78373 / 361-749-7767. Very competent, very highly regarded, and actively involved in multihull sailing. Well worth the travel expenses involved.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:22   #5
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Myosys, Mike, Dwight and Susan
Thank you very much for the opinions and recommendation.

I will certainly keep both in mind and also make contact, although through seeing Bob Goodchilds name mentioned somewhere on the forums previously I had been in contact with him already so his recommendation again reinforces the value of opinions on this site.

Again thank you all for taking the time.

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Congrats on the boat, Graham
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We just used Jonathan Sands, Atlantic Marine Group for a soon to be ours Bahia 46. Very thorough and knowledgeable. In addition to the hull and mechanics, he also does rigging inspection and fluid analysis. One stop shop. 954.881.5588 JonS*at*AtlanticMarineGroup*dot*com

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