I think I've found "the" boat! Initial inspections and conversations have all been "right". A bid should be made soon. I need some help finding a good surveyor.
I'm in Chicago, the boat's in South Florida. My broker has suggested John Howe out of Ft. Lauderdale. Others have advised me to use any surveyor except
the one suggested by the broker. I need help from folks familiar with South Florida boating resources.
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with Mr. Howe? I'm not looking to drag reputations through the public mud, I'd strongly prefer if you would e-mail me any comments about him privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any positive information about any good surveyors in South Florida, feel free to post publicly or privately. Anything about who to avoid should be in private.
Additionally, I'd like to thank all forum members for their postings. They've been terrific resources as I've gone through the learning and shopping process. I'll keep you informed as soon as things become more tangible.