Is the engine included in a marine survey?

ddurand

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Does a survey normally include the engine? I had a 27' power boat surveyed in RI and the survey guy said ahead of time he did not survey the engine or outdrive. I was pressed for a survey by a certain date and the marine surveyors were backed up. I had a mechanic run a compression test and I took an oil sample myself and sent it out and also measured the temp of each riser to catch anything that might show up.
 

32carv

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I paid extra to have it included in mine. Oil sample, compression test, sea trial.. it was worth it for piece of mind.
Jim
 

PascalG

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Usually not but on a small lay with gassers some Surveyors Do
 

cwms

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All my surveys...surveyor just did some basics. My last one, my engines are new enough to have computer connections and my surveyor can get a fair amount of info hooking them up to his laptop.
 

Planeguy

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The surveys I have had completed I always called an engine person, Dubbert's Outdrive in Port Clinton, Ohio, to check out the engines. Money well spent.
 

Al_Prisco

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I offer all my clients an in-depth mechanical inspection at an extra cost to a pre-purchase survey. Some vessels i won't agree to survey if they won't include it.
You only have one opportunity to be as comprehensive on testing on this type of inspection. Cheap insurance for sure!
 

Gregory S

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I'd be more likely to call it piece of mind instead of cheap insurance. if the surveyor misses something or a system appears solid and fails shortly after mechanical survey, is the surveyor on the hook? I doubt it so wouldn't call it insurance.
 
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