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You are going to get the same answer from most here, and I am at the head of the line..... Dunk is my go to guy....

He will do a great job, give you a full written report with pictures, tell you where there problems are, and give you the proper range of what you should be paying or taking off the asking price as a result of the true condition of the boat.
 

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Blue Water Marine Survayor...Bob Dunkleburger is the man...he will give you a FAST turn around with a fully written out report of every detail on your rig. He does MANY boats for guys on this board he did 1 for me a few years back and he is a great standup no bullshit guy. He goes all over the place on the East Coast. You won't find a better guy.

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I'm another satisfied Dunk customer. He did my Grady and went a above and beyond with suggesting where to get different parts and services as well.



Bluewater Marine Surveying
Pre-Purchase Condition & Valuation
109 Schoolhouse Rd. Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
P: (609) 861-0467 Email: Captain Bob Dunkelberger


I have 45 years of boating experience and have been a Marine Surveyor for the last 15 years. 100 ton USCG Capt. since 1981 and have been in the Party Boat business for 12 years. I have completed a Fiberglass Marine Surveying course at the Woodenboat School in Brooklyn, Me. In addition, I am certified by the United States Surveyor's Assc. as a Master Marine Surveyor. I am also a member of the US/Boats Technical exchange and inspect following the USCG, ABYC, and NFPA standards. Just recently I completed a American Boat & Yacht Council certification course for boat building standards. I specialize in Pre-Purchase,Condition & Valuation (insurance) surveys. My promise to you, is to make sure you know what you are buying and have the completed survey back to you within 48 hours. My charges are a flat rate per ft. that includes in and out of water inspection, non invasive moisture testing, corrosion analysis, engine testing and sea trial. Additionally, if you need help 3yrs. after the survey, just contact me, it's part of my survey.
~ Captain Bob Dunkelberger
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Word of Experience:
Ensure which ever Surveyor you choose, they are acceptable for your Finance and/or insurance Company.
We have had situations, where the survey was declined due to either non- SAMS / NAMS / P.E. certifications.

Just check, and may save you some time and money, as well as the aggravation.
Good luck on the New Purchase, they are great boats.
be aware, take notice of things like the pumps under the aft deck hatch, and water running in on them...
Tapping with a hammer, does not make the pump any better..
Capt. Rich / 32 Stuart Angler / "Run Off"
 

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Thanks for the advice Hookdup. Fortunately I do not have to deal with a finance co, but I am still looking for insurance. Boat US quoted me $871/yr, which I thought was high for them. There is a barn sponsor who I'm going to check out as well.
 

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Thanks for the advice Hookdup. Fortunately I do not have to deal with a finance co, but I am still looking for insurance. Boat US quoted me $871/yr, which I thought was high for them. There is a barn sponsor who I'm going to check out as well.
It should be more like close to half of that if a rec... If I remember correctly
 

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I recommed Dunk, he has helped countless Bass Barn Members. He is a good guy.

Regardless of whom you choose to Survey the boat, I would let them know there may be a problem on this boat. It was the deck drain/fishbox drain, at the water line, if it cracked there, the water came back into the bilge. Would sink the boat, - it was on a 1996 model I witnessed this problem.

I would make sure it was corrected, or that this 2000 model had changed the flaw.
like I said, it is easily fixed.

More than a few mid ninetie 26's had sunk, including one of my clients, due to this problem. The repair is actually minor. We ran a Post on it several years ago I will look for it and post the link.
Here is the conversation from 4 years ago!!! - My one buddy died two Dec ago ( Twin D's)

http://www.thebassbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74043&highlight=Regulator

Other than that - I think the world of Regulators, - one of my favorites boats - 23 thru 32
Stick with Yamaha's on the power - Captn Joe
 

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CaptnJoe - Sorry to hear about your friend. I just lost a buddy last month and it really sucks!! Thank you for the link. That is excellent info! I plan on changing everything below the waterline before she gets wet.

Capt Don - I figured it should be around 500, but maybe I'm way off. I'm going to have to reschedule with you. I haven't been to work in 2 days, so I have a bunch of things to do. I just got plowed out! I'm out in Kingwood Twp (Hunterdon County) and I've got close to 20 inches! I also have 400+ feet of driveway with no plow and my tractor is down. I had to rely on my neighbor, who was out plowing all night/day and he didn't get my message until he returned.
 
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