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Old 05-14-2015, 08:55 AM   #1
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Good morning all. After a year of research and looking at too many boats to count, my wife and I have finally had a boat find us. Now having found her, I need a good Surveyor in the Seattle/ Port Townsend area that has an eye for issues facing full time live aboards. You guys/gals have given me soooo much useful information this past year that I figured this was the only place I needed to post this question. Thanks for any help and please continue to share your knowledge and experiences with me and the other newbies lurking around.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:01 AM   #2
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Port Townsend Marine Survey. Capt. Alian Vilage, AMS, very through and professional.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks MT. That was quick...You guys are really on the ball around here. :-)
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Try Reisner, McEwen & Associates. They've done two surveys for me. Very thorough work and a great survey report.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:33 PM   #5
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ONLY YOU can decide what you call liveaboard issues.

A dock queen can be a delightful home/lifestyle , but the choice of systems , the split between dock side and out cruising is something only you can decide.

A standby battery for an emergency bilge pump , rather than a house bank full of limited service life batts , would be one example.

Refrigeration and heat choices would be another.
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We had a good experience with McEwen.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:17 PM   #7
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He has surveyed 3 boats that I was purchasing and Reisner, McEwen & Associates surveyed one that I was selling. Like them both and thought the reports were accurate.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:10 AM   #8
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Thank you all. I'm going to call those listed above today and check scheduling.
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All excellent surveyors. Might want to add a mechanical surveyor to your list- Kevin Ambrose at Diesel Systems LLC.
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All excellent surveyors. Might want to add a mechanical surveyor to your list- Kevin Ambrose at Diesel Systems LLC.
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:30 AM   #11
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Agreed, Bill Evans is top notch..he did 2 of my boats in Seattle, great guy, very very patient and knows his boats, reasonable fees. Can't go wrong with him.
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