Surveyor in Connecticut??

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Underwater254, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Underwater254

    Underwater254 Member

    61
    Apr 7, 2009
    Vermilion
    1995 330 EC (SOLD)
    454 mercs
    Looking to purchase a 2000 340 dancer in Southern Connecticut. Can anyone recommend a good Surveyor? Thanks
     
  2. jjcllc328

    jjcllc328 Member

    66
    Oct 31, 2016
    Long Island
    previous Boats
    2005 320DA
    2000 Formula 27pc
    1987 regal seabring 19f
    2001 460 DA Cummins 6CTA Diamond Series
    Tom Grieves(2) Surveyor 860-399-6966
     
  3. Red Stripe

    Red Stripe Member

    312
    Nov 6, 2006
    East Coast
    N/A
    N/A
    A "high-level" member here turned me on to Captain Chris Nebel who I just used and was thrilled with. Easy to web-search & find.
     
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  4. Pony Racer

    Pony Racer Member

    151
    Aug 13, 2015
    Ct
    2005 Sea Ray 390 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 S-HO 496's, v-drives
    Second On Chris Nebel.. he not only did my boat, but several of my friends.. Very Thorough, reasonably Priced.. Office in Guilford..

    Tell him Rick Belenchia sent ya..

    Chris Nebel, SAMSĀ® AMSĀ®- Advanced Marine Surveyors 203-623-0301
     
  5. Underwater254

    Underwater254 Member

    61
    Apr 7, 2009
    Vermilion
    1995 330 EC (SOLD)
    454 mercs
    Thanks guys. Talked to Chris and offer made today so we shall see. How about boat transporter to Ohio???
     
  6. PATRLR

    PATRLR New Member

    2
    Sep 13, 2016
    Massachusetts, LI Sound
    205SX
    Mercruiser
    Any recent experiences/recommendations for surveyors? I'm looking at a 2006 280 or 290 dancer. In the Saybrook area.

    Also, thoughts on having a mechanic look at the engines/drives rather than just the surveyor?
     
  7. Ctsearay

    Ctsearay Member SILVER Sponsor

    846
    Apr 19, 2009
    Milford Ct
    2002 360 Sundancer Twin 8.1's Tender
    10ft Hardbottom Walker Bay Genesis with Johnson 15 Hp
    Twin Pleasure Bringing, Fire Breathing Mercruiser 8.1 HO's
    Sorry to say but go with both, JUST to be safe. Typically if your "local" motor dealer is viable you can start a relationship with them and they will treat you right long term
     
  8. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Member

    60
    Jun 10, 2018
    Waterford, CT
    '97 Sundander 300
    Twin 5.7 V-Drive
    I used Chris Nebel 3 weeks ago to purchase ours. Nice guy, laid back, survey and sea trial done at Brewers Deep River, we are keeping the boat here, typing from it right now.
    Chris doesn't do engines, one of the surveyors I was referred to by MANY people as one who does both boat and engines is Adrian Johnson, out of Mystic. Johnson Marine Services. He seems to be the most highly regarded surveyor around this corner of the state, and he does travel far...very far if the boat is big enough. He was a bit booked out when I called before we got referred to Capt Chris.
     
  9. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Member

    60
    Jun 10, 2018
    Waterford, CT
    '97 Sundander 300
    Twin 5.7 V-Drive
    Re: Engine surveys, the way Chris approached it...he does basic stuff while examining the boat, and he'll hover over the engines as you do the sea trial. However he does not do the compression tests nor computer printout. He does measure temps of the risers during the run. He says generally an engine will show its condition during a good 30 minute sea trial, getting up to recommended RPMs at WOT, the sounds it makes, engine temps...will determine if you should pursue an engine survey or not once you factor in hours and results of his visual exam. We had an issue with an engine (backfiring/popping)...so after that, had the yard do a compression check on it just to be safe. (came out fine within tolerances).
     

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