[ ] 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.