Originally Posted by Terra Nova
congratulations on your new boat
I can understand that there might be details contained within the survey which you would rather keep private, but can you be a little more specific than "survey went very well"? Did you complete your purchase
based strongly on a survey which showed the boat
to be in better condition than previously assumed?
Post a photo
Yes, the survey did influence our decision quite a bit. I'll give some examples:
1) What looked like an impact on the bow while the boat was in the water
turned out to not look like much of anything when the boat was out of the water
. We could tell that all that happen was that the anchor
roller was too small and that caused the minor distortion of the toe rail.
2) The inspector determined that only a couple of the inner shrouds needed to be replaced (a huge cost savings there). It seemed as though many of the other shrouds had previously been replaced.
3) He found no evidence of any water penetration through the deck hardware
4) While the boat has mostly been inactive for many years, the service
company must have done a great job because the bottom was very clean, the through-hulls were creature-less, the zincs were in good shape, the diesel
starts and runs easily, the seacocks operate smoothly...