Hello! First post - though I've been reading the site for a couple years.
My wife and I are putting an offer on a small trawler style boat here in Southern CA. While long time club sailors - this is our first large (to us) boat... HUGE leap filled with all the excitement, stress and emotions!
I am looking for a quality vessel surveyor and also a reputable mechanic to do an assessment/report on the engines and transmissions.
Boat is currently docked in OC. It is a mid-80's Taiwanese trawler with twin Perkins, so I am looking for surveyor's familiar with the issues of those boats and a mechanic intimately familiar with these older 135 HP N/A diesels.
The boat if purchased will be moved to San Diego - so a mechanic coming out of there that may be a good resource for the future would be a great double feature.
And - thanks to all of you for the past couple years of information, well-intended squabbles, and a few laughs.