Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-16-2020, 07:32 PM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: Urbanna
Vessel Name: Seawood
Vessel Model: Mainship 390
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 51
Contract accepted now what....

Thanks to you all for commenting on my first posting. All comments were of value and appreciated, well most...lol My offer was accepted, after one back and forth. Now the survey. I plan on being present for this task to help me learn about my new boat. Do you have any suggestions for me during my next phase? Thanks to you all for your input. I knew this site would be a great find.
__________________
Advertisement

Byekurman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 07:36 PM   #2
TF Site Team
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 11,833
Congrats, hope the survey goes well. Make sure that the surveyor is good with you being there and asking questions, or else look for a different surveyor.
__________________

__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you aren’t one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 08:14 PM   #3
Guru
 
Pete Meisinger's Avatar
 
City: Oconto, WI
Vessel Name: Best Alternative
Vessel Model: 36 Albin Aft Cabin
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,086
All right ! Now time for pictures and information. If I remember right, the boat you are looking at had a Myanmar diesel with only 750 hours.

Congratulations, keep us posted

pete
Pete Meisinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2020, 10:20 PM   #4
Guru
 
BruceK's Avatar
 
City: Sydney
Vessel Name: Sojourn
Vessel Model: Integrity 386
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 12,320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete Meisinger View Post
All right ! Now time for pictures and information. If I remember right, the boat you are looking at had a Myanmar diesel with only 750 hours....

pete
A diesel branded after a country?
__________________
BruceK
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"
Sydney Australia
BruceK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2020, 12:32 PM   #5
Guru
 
Alaskan Sea-Duction's Avatar
 
City: Inside Passage Summer/Columbia River Winter
Vessel Name: Alaskan Sea-Duction
Vessel Model: 1988 M/Y Camargue YachtFisher
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,087
I hope you have 2 surveyors. One for the hull and the other for the engines and generator
Alaskan Sea-Duction is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2020, 01:19 PM   #6
Guru
 
mvweebles's Avatar
 
City: Saint Petersburg
Vessel Name: Weebles
Vessel Model: 1970 Willard 36 Trawler
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 2,623
Attached is a sea trial check list you may want to take a look at.

A few general rules (apologies if this is remedial)

1. Only have your your stakeholders (spouse) and advocates (surveyor) aboard for sea trial. Not a fun trip
2. Definitely have a mechanic inspect the machinery. It can be expensive if you get stuck with a repair, and the surveyor will typically only validate operation, but condition beyond visual
3. Brokers like to schedule the sea trial to be short and end at the yard for a haul. My opinion, best to break it up. Longer sea trial is better than a shorter one.
4. I couldn't quickly find a good article by Steve D'Antonio on Sea Trials, but spend some time on his website - really good info.

Congrats, and good luck.

Peter

SeaSkills Sea Trial Template 1[1].0.pdf
__________________
M/V Weebles
1970 Willard 36 Sedan Trawler
Current Location: Ensenada MX
mvweebles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2020, 03:38 PM   #7
Veteran Member
 
murofrelwart's Avatar
 
City: Texas
Vessel Name: Dreams
Vessel Model: Bayliner 3988
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 72
1. Research everywhere you can about your potential boat and model to learn any weaknesses or problem areas to watch for.
2. Be prepared to answer questions from the surveyor, such as: I found XXX, do you want me to continue?
3. Google search on the boat name and area for anything that may have made the news.
4. Try to figure out if the owner posts on forums and what their screen name is - then look for past posts describing problems.
5. If you have the time read "Mid-sized power boats" by Pascoe.
6. Don't let the selling broker influence the surveyor.
7. Talk privately with the surveyor(s) throughout the day and after the survey. You won't get the written reports for a few days, but it's good to capture their initial thoughts immediately.
murofrelwart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2020, 04:58 PM   #8
TF Site Team
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Never Say Never
Vessel Model: President 41 DC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 11,833
A friend sold his boat last summer and was not able to be there for the survey. He asked me to represent him. The surveyor said absolutely no, he also would not let the buyer be there. I told him that the survey would not proceed unless I was on the boat. He finally said ok but do not bother him. I sat in the salon and as he worked I gave him some tips about the boat. By the end of the survey he was actively asking me questions about the boat. When he was done he said that he was glad that I was there but he usually didn’t like anyone on the boat. He also said it was the first boat in as long as he could remember that the halon was in date, I told him that if he checked my boat he would find it in date also.

Some surveyors don’t want anyone around others are fine with people there. I insist on being there on any boat I am buying. Make sure that the surveyor you choose is agreeable to your desires.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you aren’t one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2020, 11:51 AM   #9
TF Site Team
 
City: Westerly, RI
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,023
I'm mixed regarding my opinion of the objective of attending a Survey.

Yes, I like to attend the survey, and I encourage people to do so. However, I don't believe that is the appropriate time to have the surveyor 'Teach' you about the boat. They are there to do a very specific job. If they have comments about a particular system and you want to ask questions for clarification, that is fine.

I am not a fan of someone standing over the surveyors shoulder and getting a lesson on boat surveying and systems while he is trying to do his job.
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2020, 07:19 AM   #10
Veteran Member
 
City: North Andover
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 40
Is this a private or broker sale? If brokered, DO NOT let the broker suggest a surveyor. Find your own diesel and boat guy. Get on the regional boards or Boat Diesel (or some such) and find someone that specifically knows your vessel/engines.

My .02
__________________

Peter Keating is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×