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Old 07-14-2016, 03:02 PM   #21
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I don't know that I've ever met or heard of a wealthy surveyor. Maybe Pascoe made some money from his books.

Some very good points made above about the value of having a more complete one done.

General Memphis area does get the occasional tornado, BTW.


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Old 07-14-2016, 03:26 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by semi-planing View Post
In my experience it's not the insurance companies, but the surveyor cartel that is pushing expansive surveys. More time equals more $$$....and more inane things to put on their reports, which means more inane things to explain to an inexperienced person at the insurance company. Y'all are welcome to roll over and get screwed, but when you do so, you screw the rest of us.
Suggest you look up the meaning of "cartel"

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:46 PM   #23
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I am just having my vessel done on Monday. A 43' vessel having an insurance survey, general valuation and engine condition.
$12 per foot if out of the water, so includes hull and running gear.
$10 per foot if out of water survey not required.
The company was recommended to me and I had asked 2 other companies.
Another was the same. The other was a friend who works for a larger company who mainly do mega yachts. He is contracted and they have minimum rate for a job which puts it into another arena altogether!
$800 does seem excessive!


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