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Postby little boy blue » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:35 pm

gearing up to buy a new boat ( grp ). recomendations anent surveyor in clyde area would be much appreciated ( by pm if thought necessary ). tia.

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Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:54 pm

Jim Mc Ilraith of Survey One.
The best around.
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Postby sahona » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:14 pm

Seconded.
Unfortunately, I didn't use him last time so all the fault-finding and subsequent work is up to me.
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Postby ash » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:53 pm

I used Paul Jeffes, and was very happy. He phoned me to discuss his survey, and then sent a good written report.

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Postby So_Sage_of_Lorne » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:52 am

ash wrote:I used Paul Jeffes, and was very happy. He phoned me to discuss his survey, and then sent a good written report.

Ash


I instucted Jeffes, without going into detail, no not ever ever ever.

Cant tell the difference between a sloop and a cutter for one thing. :evil:
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Postby Olivepage » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:16 am

I have some thoughts on surveyors. These are in part shaped by an experience with one in particular.

I had a previously owned boat for sale and the first to view it made an offer – subject to survey. The surveyor duly came and surveyed. No issues with the boat except he said it had osmosis and required stripping and epoxying at an estimated cost of £5k.

This was based on one small patch of “blistersâ€Â
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Postby little boy blue » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:51 pm

thank you all for the help. between the published and unpublished responses survey one seems to be the one ( sorry ash :cry: )

olive - i didn`t use a surveyor when purchasing as the sum involved was fairly small but i quite agree with your sentiments having had a similar sort of experience when selling. unfortunately it`s a bit of a necessary evil when buying a bit further up market.

now just need to find the cash :digging: deep :)

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Postby little boy blue » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:14 pm

thanks for the link - interesting discussion there. you might come to the conclusion it`s all down to pot luck. :?

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Postby ash » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:19 pm

So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:I instucted Jeffes


What do you mean? instructed - asked him to do a survey?

So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:
ash wrote:I used Paul Jeffes, and was very happy. He phoned me to discuss his survey, and then sent a good written report.

Ash


I instucted Jeffes, without going into detail, no not ever ever ever.

Cant tell the difference between a sloop and a cutter for one thing. :evil:


I have only ever had one survey done, when I bought Mistral so I have nothing to compare with, and didn't have the benefit of the experience of this forum.

At the time, I spoke to Survey One, can't remember how I made my choice.

little boy blue wrote:thank you all for the help. between the published and unpublished responses survey one seems to be the one ( sorry ash :cry: )


No worries - no skin off my nose - my experience is very limited - see above.

I'll know better next time! Not that I'm going to be changing boats.

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Postby So_Sage_of_Lorne » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:39 am

ash wrote:
So_Sage_of_Lorne wrote:I instucted Jeffes


What do you mean? instructed - asked him to do a survey?

[quote="So_Sage_of_Lorne"][quote="ash"]

I gave him my instruction, this appointed him to complete a full and detailed pre purchase inspection and report and to research and compile a professional valuation on my behalf.
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Postby Rowana » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:17 pm

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Jim Mc Ilraith of Survey One.
The best around.
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At one point in my search for a boat, I went to look at a Twister in Fairlie and I'd asked around for recommended surveyors. Survey One came out as the tops from some very knowledgeable people. As it turned out, it never got to the survey stage, so I don't have any first hand knowledge, but I'd trust those who gave me the recommendation implicitly.
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Postby little boy blue » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:08 pm

i`ve spoken to mr mcilraith todayand got some good advice so will now proceed to let the crew have another look at the target so she can re-assure herself we are doing the right thing before starting negotiations to buy.
thanks for all your help and advice .


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