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Preparing for a Marine Survey

[ ] Owner's Authorization                                  [ ]Equipment                                                    (Written or Verbal)                                            [ ] Keys-Cabin/Engine(s)

 [ ] Survey                                                           [ ] Electronics Installed

[ ] Haul-Out/PressureWash                                [ ] Anchors & Safety Gear

[ ] Loosen Stays (for lift)                                    [ ] Tender& Kicker Aboard

 [ ] Pull Fastenings (wood hulls)                         [ ] Canvas & SailsAboard

[ ] Yard Schedule-Haul-Out Time                       [ ] Tanks - Fuel & Water Aboard

[ ] Pressure Wash                                                [ ] Electrical Systems

[ ] Pull Fastenings                                                [ ]Shore Power Available

 [ ] Sea-Trial - Before/After Haul                         [ ] Batteries Charged

[ ] Ships Papers Aboard                                         [ ] Other Services

[ ] Captain for Sea-Trial                                        [ ] Oil Analysis

 [ ] Tide Conditions                                                [ ] Mechanical Survey

[ ] Vessel Draft                                                         [ ] Ultrasonic Sounding

 [ ] USCG Safety Packet                                         [ ] Other Testing

Time and additional expense can be saved by preparing the vessel for inspection and making her more accessible.

Arrange to present a clean, shipshape boat, and have all papers and miscellaneous gear ready. If applicable, you will need to make arrangements with the marina to haul the vessel for bottom inspection, and retain a captain for sea trails. Lockers and cabin areas should be cleared of all miscellaneous gear. The surveyor should never be asked to prepare a boat for inspection. The surveyor may request minor dismantling of interior ceilings, headliners, flooring, etc. in order to gain access to the suspected areas. Random removal and examination of below-the-waterline fasteners on wood boats may be required. Any dismantling and re-installation of parts should be performed by qualified personnel and is the responsibility of the person ordering the survey.

Written authorization from the owner may be needed to board and/or to remove part of the vessel.

It is customary for the boat buyer to be responsible to secure a marine surveyor and arrange the haul-out. The seller should make the vessel and her equipment available and supply a competent operator. The Walke Point Marine surveyor, once retained works directly for you and is there to protect your interest. The marine survey report is a confidential report and it's contents will not be released to anyone without your authorization.

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