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Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 04:52 PM
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Posted By boatpoker
Thanks but I won't be posting here anymore.

Thanks but I won't be posting here anymore.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
I'm sorry you feel that way. It sounds like...

I'm sorry you feel that way. It sounds like you've had a bad experience with a surveyor who didn't appreciate your vessel as much as you think he should have.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
in the interest of continuity.I've just deleted...

in the interest of continuity.I've just deleted the post that incorrectly quoted you and replaced it with the correct quotation.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
That is a complaint I've heard frequently over...

That is a complaint I've heard frequently over the decades.
Never from a client but only from sellers and yacht brokers and I'm a little proud of that.

It also shows I have some skill in weeding...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
I agree. I've had many calls from insurers...

I agree. I've had many calls from insurers wishing to discuss a finding.
I've also called many on behalf of clients when they underwriters made silly demands like "refreshing the bottom paint".
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By boatpoker
What he said .

What he said .
Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
That is a complaint I've heard frequently over...

That is a complaint I've heard frequently over the decades.
Never from a client but only from sellers and yacht brokers and I'm a little proud of that.

It also shows I have some skill in weeding...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,936
Posted By boatpoker
Start searching out the orphans. i.e. parameters...

Start searching out the orphans. i.e. parameters rather than brands. All three of my boats were orphans.
Two 1 of a kinds and one of 3.

People are not looking for these and don't know what they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By boatpoker
This is much more critical in cold weather with...

This is much more critical in cold weather with most liveaboards such as the OP running al lot of electrical heaters. Many appear to think you can run a 30amp cord at 30amps indefinitely.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-17-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
I think we speak different languages. When I ask...

I think we speak different languages. When I ask a question it's to gain an answer or gather further information. I'm sorry, if you see answering quesions with actual examples of how I work as...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,067
Posted By boatpoker
Sigh !

Sigh !
Forum: Liveaboards 01-16-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
Sorry for the edits ... having a hard time...

Sorry for the edits ... having a hard time getting the photo attached.



1. Whether Canadian, US, Bahamian pleasure or commercial is covered in the vessel description at the front of the survey...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By boatpoker
Having had Marine Electrical Certification (now...

Having had Marine Electrical Certification (now retired) I am aware.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-16-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
I do have a few disagreements with ABYC but I...

I do have a few disagreements with ABYC but I also disagree with some of CFRs, TP1332, ABS, CE, UL and NFPA and that is why I specify in my comments section which comments are legal requirements, the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By boatpoker
XSbank I believe is referring to heat. If you run...

XSbank I believe is referring to heat. If you run a 30amp cord at 30 amps for very long it can melt without tripping a breaker.

I would not use shorepower without a volt meter and ammeter. We...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-16-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
"I clearly define in my "Comments" which are code...

"I clearly define in my "Comments" which are code (ABYC, NFPA, TP1332, CFR Title 46) and which are my "opinion".

Ya got me on semantics. I should have said "standards" or "codes and standards"
...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-16-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
Please show me the post where I did that. I...

Please show me the post where I did that.

I even posted part of my reports where I clearly define what are voluntary and what are legally required. Here, I'll post it again ...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-15-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
Forgot to mention there were no fuses either :) ...

Forgot to mention there were no fuses either :)

Have at it, you win, I'm done
Forum: Liveaboards 01-15-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
Tinned conductors are not an ABYC requirement.

Tinned conductors are not an ABYC requirement.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,091
Posted By boatpoker
Great catch !

Great catch !
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,767
Posted By boatpoker
Agreed and it is highly unlikely that no water...

Agreed and it is highly unlikely that no water has gotten in there after how many years ?

Only way to be sure is pull the bolts and inspect at which point it makes no sense not to replace them....
Forum: Liveaboards 01-15-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
There are many opposing views on bonding even...

There are many opposing views on bonding even within ABYC however when looking at any ABYC standard one must remember that ABYC's focus is much more on the safety aspects than any potential...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-15-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
In the 80's I turned a stone barn built in 1832...

In the 80's I turned a stone barn built in 1832 into a house. I did absolutely everything myself so I knew where every flaw was and where every corner had been cut.

When I sold the place in the...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
If you've read my website you would have seen...

If you've read my website you would have seen that few express more negative feelings towards surveyors than I :)

How to Become a Marine Surveyor in Ontario...
Forum: Liveaboards 01-15-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,617
Posted By boatpoker
I don't have a "Recommendations" section in my...

I don't have a "Recommendations" section in my reports. I have a "Comments" section instead. Semantics are important in this regard I believe.

I clearly define in my "Comments" which are code...
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