Getting really close to my dream..
is expected with 38-40(overall) ft with one head
and mid 80th production. I will post separate thread for a sea trial aspect
Of course, there will be some specifics to Mexico
but I am looking for conventional wisdom from you.
I plan to send my expectations to potential surveyors and get agreement from them prior hiring and paying anything
I expect the surveyor
to spend at least 6 hours crawling through all systems and structural components - minus engine
and upper rig. One potential surveyor
told me 3 hours and this does not sound satisfactory to me.
What time slots expected for each component (structural, plumbing
Some put limitations on electric inspection
- only with owner present. It is ok with me - owner will be there.
I expect short written summary on issues found, if I decide I don't need full scale report for insurance
purpose for additional cost.
Full report... in America I understand it is liability issue.. In Mexico
What I gain besides insurance
purpose for an extra couple of hundred?
How to deal with surveyor if some issue found which prohibit me from purchase
or forcing me to re-negotiate the boat price
? Pay for hours spent?
Now tough one... If I found the surveyor unprofessional and his attention to details unsatisfactory.. How to handle such event? Boot him out under the tail?
When I pay before/during/after?
Should I keep conversation with surveyor on issues found before discussing it with owner? Or let him declare an issue found clearly and loudly?
How is owner might be involved during the survey
? I think he should oversee the process - how closely is up to him.
Should I sit on surveyor shoulders or let him work
(once I see he knows what he is doing)and communicate on if he found some issues?
How you manage your interaction with surveyor?
Anything else am I missing?