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Michigan surveyor

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:06 pm

I'm looking into a boat up near Lake St Clair. If I finalize a deal this week, next I will want to find a surveyor.
Anyone here have any recommendations for a surveyor in that area?

Any other advice regarding a purchase agreement?

Anyone want to shoot me and stop this MADNESS? LOL

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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby bcassedy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 pm

Nobody'll shoot ya....


... cuz owning a boat is both a labor of love and for those short a few bricks (used 'em as ballast!).... ;)

"What!?!?!? I installed/replaced the engine impeller(s) and there are bubbles coming from under the boat!!!!"
(Ie. what'll happen when the impeller housing is installed backward and not pulling water into the engine(s). :oops: :oops: :oops: In such a case, swallow your pride, IMMEDIATELY shut down the engines, pull the impeller(s) and install correctly. I found that marking with "line up" arrows with a sharpie and labeling the housings <port> or <stbd> works wonders. :roll: )

There are several folks who (hopefully) can recommend a quality surveyor in that area. I'd suggest a contingency clause in your purchase contract to the effect that "purchase is contingent on a satisfactory PROFESSIONAL survey being completed.".

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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby jralbert » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:05 pm

When I needed a surveyor eons ago, Boat US (my choice for insurer) had a list of qualified surveyors in my area. Agree on the contract clause and also recommend that the surveyor be on the no-nonsense, strict side and, of course, that the seller/broker had no hand in selection.

(chuckling at the impeller note -- it happened to me when the yard guy put them on backwards. Luckily, no damage)
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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby shade2u2 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:11 am

I probably should just let Bill shoot me - that is if my wife doesn't... lol

Well anyway if this deal gets made, I have looked up the Boat US list. Thank you for that.

If all goes well there will be a very nice 28 for sale in the spring...

John
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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby SunbeamIV » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 pm

John,
I used the following Surveyor a few years ago when I bought my M which was also on lake St. Clair. He advised against the first one I looked at due to corrosion in the bilge area. He discounted the survey on the one O ended up purchasing. I highly recommend him:

Capt. R.D. Galeota Jr., SA
Pointe Marine Surveyors LLC
Member S.A.M.S
18530 Mack Ave. # 547
Grosse Pointe Farms MI 48236
313-999-5181
313-216-1813 (Fax)
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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby shade2u2 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:56 am

Thank you SunbeamIV

I have a purchase agreement signed on the 39 Sedan pending survey and sea trial.
John
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1986 39 Sedan w/Crusader 454 & 1.92 drive.
1984 28 Express Hardtop FOR SALE
w/single 360 1.5:1 drive
Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)

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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby hoohaah » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:17 am

Call Dennis Beal At 586 463 5526 All the large boat dealers & banks us him to survey boats, If you come up here stop at my store Great Lakes Docks & Decks 7427 Dyke Rd Clay Mi 48001 %86 725 0009 i have a 39' Marinette weighs 26,000 lbs
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Re: Michigan surveyor

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:51 am

Thank you Hoohaah.
I will probably be up that way this weekend.
John
1986 39 Sedan w/Crusader 454 & 1.92 drive.
1984 28 Express Hardtop FOR SALE
w/single 360 1.5:1 drive
Ohio and Muskingum Rivers (Marietta, OH)