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Old 05-04-2016, 11:53   #16
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Congratulations. Be there for the survey and don't let him tell you he already checked it just before you got there. Be right over his/her shoulder, take notes ask questions. If you dont see it don't believe it. Be open minded that this may not be the one.
I would have a separate electronics tech check out the systems and wiring and a yanmar tech check out the motors. I know this adds cost but can save money.
I helped a guy move his new to him newish boat the surveyor said he just needed to have his back lighting fixed on his 3 large chart plotters so the credited him 5k off the boat. After a few days he called a tech and was told yes he could fix the back lighting but would be over half the price of new and he would still have junk. That all the electronics were dated and really junk and he should call his insurance and clam a lightning strike, as thats what caused it. Replacement would only be 25-30k. If you still want it use every fault to negotiate price. Also please don't just take off to go north. Spend a few days or a week to just cruse hard around an area to really check things out. Don't get yourself in a bind trying to learn new systems on the fly and possibly break down in between good ports for service. Best of luck and enjoy
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:13   #17
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No, No, do like I did, take off and discover the chip in the plotter is only good for the first 20 miles of your 400 mile trip, and day one the engine shuts down due to fuel starvation from something in the tank that looked like Tofu
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Old 05-04-2016, 14:14   #18
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If you follow this link it will walk you through the proper sequence to change a vessel's name. Don't mess with the Gods of the sea!

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Old 07-04-2016, 19:41   #19
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Scott, hope it all goes well. Keep us posted. Love Wilmington.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:23   #20
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Flight at 1600 today. I've got my regular camera and a snake video camera to look underneath, behind, and/or in holes.

Any suggestions on my look-see or specific problem areas to pay attention to on a 2000 R&C45?

Thanks for all the love, good wished, and comments. It's been a LOOONG time coming and I can't wait. I hope this is the one but as I have learned: money does not grow on trees but boat deals do.

Peace to all.
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Renaming a boat is simple.
Care is required when Denaming a boat.
Google John Vigor's Interdenominational Denaming Ceremony for the
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Old 08-04-2016, 19:47   #22
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Surveys for big boats take a long time. Everyone get's tired and the surveyor is only hired for so many hours. So tell the surveyor you don't want to spend time checking little things like light bulbs. Focus on big stuff.

A good surveyor will also know in 30 minutes if you should "run". So ask him then. No need to pay him to write up a long report.

Have the broker sit out of earshot. The surveyor can be more open without the broker (who's worried about his commission) glaring at him.

Remember, if you buy the boat your insurance company will want to see the survey. They will make you prove that you fixed everything in the written report. Most surveyors are glad to tell you things you should keep an eye on without putting it in the report.
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I think it is bad luck to keep some stupid name someone else used (like the name of their mom or wife).

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No broker. Surveyor hired. He's scheduling haul out. Will do sea trial and everything same day. Current owner will captain and the surveyor and I will climb all over, run her, etc. Tentative for next Thursday. I spent the morning on her with a flashlight looking in every single space. Lots of them! Damn. But current owner has been meticulous with cleaning, maintenance, everything is truly ship shape/ Bristol! I've looked at over a dozen other boats in the last six months. She's exactly as I would have done it all myself.

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No broker. Surveyor hired. He's scheduling haul out. Will do sea trial and everything same day. Current owner will captain and the surveyor and I will climb all over, run her, etc. Tentative for next Thursday. I spent the morning on her with a flashlight looking in every single space. Lots of them! Damn. But current owner has been meticulous with cleaning, maintenance, everything is truly ship shape/ Bristol! I've looked at over a dozen other boats in the last six months. She's exactly as I would have done it all myself.

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Surveys for big boats take a long time. Everyone get's tired and the surveyor is only hired for so many hours. So tell the surveyor you don't want to spend time checking little things like light bulbs. Focus on big stuff.

A good surveyor will also know in 30 minutes if you should "run". So ask him then. No need to pay him to write up a long report.

Have the broker sit out of earshot. The surveyor can be more open without the broker (who's worried about his commission) glaring at him.

Remember, if you buy the boat your insurance company will want to see the survey. They will make you prove that you fixed everything in the written report. Most surveyors are glad to tell you things you should keep an eye on without putting it in the report.
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Hmmm...you're separated for 5 months but no final divorce? Be careful.
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:59   #28
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North Carolina law says you have to be separated forma year. No worries though. All legal, clean, and separate.

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