Survey Says… Go For It!

Well, there’s lots of work to do, many things to replace and repair… but the decks are OK, and that was my main concern. So I’m moving forward with this one. I’m thrilled… like a little school boy. A 14 year dream… coming to fruition. Hope to have her up here by May 1.

The survey was conducted by Mike Firestone, who I’d like to recommend to anyone looking for a yacht survey, especially a BCC. He was fantastic: thorough, knowledgable and really took the time to educate me about the boat. He went up the mast to inspect the rig, sounded the hull and decks, used a moisture meter, crawled into the far reaches of the engine room and bilges, and left no stone unturned. Worth every penny IMO.

One highlight of the survey was running aground at the mouth of the channel! There has been a dredge working the mouth of the channel for months now, but still the channel was silted in and very shallow. The water down there is thick and silty, you have no visual warning of water depth. Mike and I hung off the rail while Steven backed her down and we eventually got off… only to run aground again 10 feet further down the channel! Rinse and Repeat.

Published in: on March 8, 2008 at 6:27 pm  Comments (10)  
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