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Old 06-22-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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The one?

Hi All. Been lurking for a while =) Curently have a Pearson 31-2 but wife and I are ready to make the switch. a 40' Present Trawler "Presented" herself to us and we have a survey lined up this week. She is beatiful and huge! Pros: Glass decks, great layout, fun name (I dont rename boats lol) and really great price. Cons: Steel tanks, and a couple leaky windows (not much wood damage tho). As long as survey doesnt turn up anything other than the tanks, I will be joining the ranks here
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:58 AM   #2
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Welcome and good luck with your survey!
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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Good luck, Sailor. Let us know how the survey plays out.
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Welcome aboard. So, what's the name??
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"Bar Hopper" sounds like a fun name to me:


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Old 06-22-2015, 11:49 AM   #6
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Good thing your not likely to go to Canada with that name.
They are really negative on boats and boos.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:29 PM   #7
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LOL. Nope, she is not listed online. If fact, its hard to even find pictures of a similar boat online. I will fix that lol. The boat's name is Mistress and my wife says that its the only one I am allowed to have ;-)
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Welcome to the forum.....hope all goes well on the survey. Get someone who loves their moisture meter.
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Welcome aboard, and I'll add another "good luck" on the survey! Let us know how it turns out for you............and of course..............PICS!
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:56 AM   #10
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Cons: Steel tanks,

Steel tanks are no problem if properly installed and kept dry outside.

No visible rust? sleep we;ll.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:20 PM   #11
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Fair Point FF. It's really hard to see them behind the false wall. Will get a better look tomorrow.

Thanks to all for the good vibes. I will get some pics to share tomorrow =)
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Awesome!
Good luck with the survey.

Look forward to hearing about it and eventually seeing pics of your new boat.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:08 PM   #13
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LOL. Would you say its a bad sign when the surveyor doesn't finish the survey?

Terms like: death by 1000 cuts, strongly advise against it and the bilge is "funky"

So sad =(
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That happened to me also.
It was the wrong boat for us and the surveyor told us so, before he even pulled the boat out of the water.

Not only that, he had been recommended by the seller's broker.

We've had nothing but good luck with both brokers and surveyors.

You'll find the right boat soon.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:55 PM   #15
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I thought that was very respectable on his part. He said once he decided that he could not recommend us buying the boat, he simply stopped so we wouldn't have to pay for the whole survey. Probably saved me (and took out of his pocket) $500.

I love the boating community

.....The search continues
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Good luck with the search. Our last boat was a Pearson 303. Loved that boat and miss sailing in silence, but the extra room, comfort and weekend range that comes with our current boat certainly lessened the pain of watching our Pearson sail over the horizon without us.
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Interesting report, Sailor. What did the surveyor name as the most serious deal killers?
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...What did the surveyor name as the most serious deal killers?
I`d say it was that anchor.
Though it cost you some $ and time, you learnt more, and your surveyor sounds a fair man. Keen to hear what he found.
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Sorry for the lag. Was on a 10 day trip in and around Narragansett bay. Prudence, Point Judith for the 4th (GREAT SPOT) Block Island for 5 nights and a night in Wickford. Batteries: recharged!

So he called it death by 1000 cuts. He felt that there was a lot of small things and the big one with the tanks. He did not complete the report. He said that every window was actively leaking, That leaking of course lead to a fair amount of interior wood damage. Much of it laminate, that would need to be replaced not refinished. He couldnt find a seacock that would operate. There was a milk jug collecting fuel from somwhere. I talked to him more and he said that its not over the cliff yet but if I couldnt do much of the work myself it wasnt worth it in his opinion. I told all that to the sellers and they knocked another 30% off the price lol. He is going to finish the survey on Thurs, with me there. He had kinda scared me away at first but at this price I am still considering it. My wife and I sanded and painted the topsides of the sailboat 2 summers ago and it came out great. We got some skillz ;-)
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