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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-06-2020, 10:06
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: 2015 35' Gemini Legacy 35 Question for Owners

The bulkhead is the main bulkhead in the photos (between the fore end of the main salon and the forward staterooms). The screws in the photos that are partially out were there to set the molding...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 24-06-2020, 10:01
Replies: 5
Views: 2,117
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: 2013 Gemini Legacy For Sale

Hi could you send me a DM. I have some questions about the Gemini Legacy on their build I am having a hard time confirming. I would truly appreciate it. The post to the question is at:
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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-06-2020, 09:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: 2015 35' Gemini Legacy 35 Question for Owners

No you would be wrong. Trying to confirm if what I found was done at the factory or was in fact a repair job after the fact.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-06-2020, 08:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: 2015 35' Gemini Legacy 35 Question for Owners

It is the theory. This boat came from the Caribbean and was a hurricane boat, but the bulkhead has definately shifted.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-06-2020, 06:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By SuenosAzules
2015 35' Gemini Legacy 35 Question for Owners

Hello,

I am currently working on an inspection on a 2015 35' Gemini Legacy 35. During the inspection it appeared the main bulkhead between the main salon and forward staterooms shifted slightly...
Forum: Powered Boats 15-11-2016, 06:48
Replies: 5
Views: 3,080
Posted By SuenosAzules
A Recent Marine Survey / Engine Survey in Fort Lauderdale of a Volvo-Penta Engine

I recently conducted a marine survey and engine survey in Fort Lauderdale and thought I would share this. During the sea trial there was some diminished performance of the engine when attempting to...
Forum: Our Community 06-11-2016, 12:22
Replies: 41
Views: 10,548
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Marine Surveys

It would be the same (about $22.00 a foot). I do not charge extra for thermal imaging. It only helps me do a better job.
Forum: Our Community 06-11-2016, 10:01
Replies: 41
Views: 10,548
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Marine Surveys

I agree that it is the interpretor in the end that will prove or dis-prove anything in a thermal image. One of my rants in this business is untrained surveyors or technicians just using this...
Forum: Our Community 06-11-2016, 08:58
Replies: 41
Views: 10,548
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Marine Surveys

It is true that thermal imaging does work by sensing thermal radiation (heat) but if you have the proper training and experience, yes, you can interpret what is under the fiberglass as long as you...
Forum: Our Community 02-11-2016, 00:14
Replies: 41
Views: 10,548
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Marine Surveys

Hi, Yes, I have done thermal imaging on spars, carbon fiber, and wood. All anomalies in these elements can be seen (thermal radiation). I am quoting from something I wrote on my website simplifying...
Forum: Our Community 01-11-2016, 23:06
Replies: 41
Views: 10,548
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Marine Surveys

Thank you Jim. I appreciate the complimemt. Will do.
Forum: Our Community 01-11-2016, 22:13
Replies: 41
Views: 10,548
Posted By SuenosAzules
Some Recent Thermal Images from Marine Surveys

I thought I would post some thermal images I have taken over the past few months to show my fellow boaters things that I have found in marine surveys I have come across in the field. Some of these...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-02-2016, 09:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,589
Posted By SuenosAzules
Leaking Engine Exhaust Manifold / Riser in a Volvo GXi-E

I always like to share things that I find in the field that I think are important to boat owners so they may see some of the tell-tale signs so they avoid costly repairs later down the line.
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Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-01-2016, 02:03
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By SuenosAzules
SSB Frequencies

Hello, I am updating a list of SSB frequencies to test SSB radios during marine surveys. Does anyone have any great frequencies to do radio checks on SSB radios where there is likely to be radio...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 04-01-2016, 01:56
Replies: 16
Views: 7,944
Posted By SuenosAzules
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-12-2015, 20:37
Replies: 0
Views: 1,908
Posted By SuenosAzules
Troubleshooting NMEA 2000 Systems on Boats

Hello,

I recently have had several vessels I have surveyed with issues with their digital gauges freezing or not responding which turned out to be issues within the NMEA 2000 backbone or gauges...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 30-08-2015, 12:11
Replies: 60
Views: 12,652
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Finding an Honest Surveyor

I have read the posts in this thread. They were all pretty good. I will honestly say that with some surveyors that dynamic of the broker / surveyor relationship does exist. With the new boat buyer,...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 17-08-2015, 07:51
Replies: 2
Views: 3,507
Posted By SuenosAzules
Blog About Living Aboard a 1975 46' Norman Cross Trimaran

Hello,

I thought I would share this blog about a nice man that I had the recent pleasure of meeting during a marine survey I conducted here in West Palm Beach, Florida. At 43 years old, he...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-08-2015, 20:11
Replies: 42
Views: 11,264
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Tayana 37

Very true. With these older Balsa cored boats, it is very important to properly go through these vessels carefully. I use a mix of thermal imaging, phenolic hammering, and a calibrated moisture meter...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-06-2015, 06:40
Replies: 37
Views: 10,142
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Surveys

The phone IR camera are very basic with a low temperature range and low definition quality. Good for some fiberglass, but useless on engines, generators, and high voltage circuits. When high heat is...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-06-2015, 06:37
Replies: 37
Views: 10,142
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Surveys

I had spoken to one of these insurance companies that wanted to subcontract me for these inspections. I required them to sign my own work agreement for each job contracted. They did not want to, and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-06-2015, 05:03
Replies: 37
Views: 10,142
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Surveys

You are welcome. This technology is unknown to most and some even down the technology, but if the user is trained, it is pure science and shows exactly what the issues are.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-06-2015, 13:29
Replies: 37
Views: 10,142
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Surveys

I just make thermal imaging part of most of my surveys. It only helps me do a better job. I do not charge extra, but if it is just thermal imaging work with no survey, my rate is typically $95.00 an...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-06-2015, 11:17
Replies: 37
Views: 10,142
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Surveys

I do not know anyone in that neck of the woods. There are marine surveyors that use thermal imaging, but some are not certified or trained properly to use the cameras. Be sure you verify their...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-06-2015, 11:00
Replies: 37
Views: 10,142
Posted By SuenosAzules
Re: Some Recent Thermal Images from Surveys

Yes, works just as well. Heat (thermal radiation) can not escape itself.
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