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Old 12-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #21
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A good survey will reflect true market value. So no surprise there.
I often wonder about that.* How many times have you seen a boat for sale, and the listing said something like* "Surveyed at $$$" but the asking price is far less.* It would be interesting to know how many folks have sold boats for near the survey value.* My guess is that most do not.........Arctic Traveller

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:05 PM   #22
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My surveyor knew what I was paying and surveyed it for 40% more.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:06 AM   #23
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Yes, my boat is a Mainship 400.* Her name is Juniata (pronounced June-eee-ahh-tah)* It's the name of a little river in central Pennsylvania that flows into the Susquehanna and, eventually, Chesapeake Bay.
Just finished doing my own winterizing, except for the shrink wrap.* She's sleeping in the water this year, a first for me.* So far so good, but last weeks windstorms destroyed two nearly new Taylor 10x30 fenders.

It was 21 degrees in the NYC area this morning.* Little to do except think of boat shows and better boating days to come.

Love City Island, great boating location.*

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Old 12-14-2010, 10:44 AM   #24
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My surveyor knew what I was paying and surveyed it for 40% more.
*The notion that this is a "good" thing seems to be rampant in this industry and it really bugs me.* In real estate I have always ignored the sales droids, paid for a real appraisal and handled the transactions myself unless I was forced to deal with a sales droid by the vendor.* In the boating world it appears to me that genuine appraisals simply don't exist.* It appears there are some surveyors who will provide some level of insight into the mechanical and marine condition of a vessel although the level of insight seems to be widely variable.* As far as value is concerned though it's strictly caveat emptor.* We just purchased a boat and the survey came in at exactly what we paid for the vessel.* There's a surprise - right down to the decimal we paid the exact correct amount.* <sarcasm mode ON> I guess we did good.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #25
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My surveyor knew what I was paying and surveyed it for 40% more.
Makes it easier to get the bank to finance it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:16 PM   #26
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My surveyor knew what I was paying and surveyed it for 40% more.
Makes it easier to get the bank to finance it.
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And that right there is what it is all about. *However, a good surveyor will NOT ask you what you are paying for the boat so that they can try and be as objective as possible. *Depending on what side of the fence you are sitting on though, you may or may not want them to be entirely "objective."
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I used to be in Liberty Harbor, which was nicely protected, but now I'm further north and very exposed to river wakes.* Thanks for the tip on the fenders, but these were not destroyed by Taylor's manufacturing defect.* They were ripped apart by a combination of rotted wood on the finger piers which no longer supports the horizontal rubber molding and 17 tons of boat being repeatedly shoved into the pier.* I have five lines out, and even ripped a cleat from the not-too-sound wood.* I've put out my spare fenders and will follow your good advice on checking as often as I can.
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Considering that the surveyor is an "employee" of the buyer, I would expect him/her to give me the verbal news good or bad, and then produce their report to*protect my interest in the transaction.


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Makes it easier to get the bank to finance it.
And that right there is what it is all about. *However, a good surveyor will NOT ask you what you are paying for the boat so that they can try and be as objective as possible. *Depending on what side of the fence you are sitting on though, you may or may not want them to be entirely "objective."



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