Here we have a cracked fuel fill hose. Now some of you may say "Big deal!, it still looks fine!" The way the hose is installed it is not only kinked but you can see the deep cracks in the hose if you look close. Could you keep using it the way it is? Sure. Will it start leaking fuel eventual...

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Purchasing a sailboat? Hire us for a pre-purchase survey and we will take the extra time to inspect things other surveyors won't. Like inspecting the keel bolts on this Catalina 250. It is imperative to routinely inspect your bilge for stagnant water and to ensure the keel bolts are in good condi...

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The exhaust manifold on this engine has a 3" crack and leaks water while the engine is running. It's important to routinely inspect your exhaust manifolds and risers for signs of excess corrosion, leaks or cracks. Also, while the engine is running, put your hand on the exhaust hoses and manifolds...

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Here we have a rotted bulkhead on a 1996 Searay Sundancer. In the cabin bilge here you can see where the partial bulkhead aft of the sump box, as well as several others scattered throughout the boat, absorbed water and the coring rotted which leads to de laminated fiberglass and major structu...

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With Summer approaching it's time to start searching for a boat! Let us help you with your search, and survey that boat before you buy it. Not only will it give you peace of mind, but it might save you from making a terrible mistake! Call us now to schedule a boat survey.

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This right here is a tragedy, and it could not have happened to a nicer person. This freakish cold weather in Texas has lead to hundreds of boat sinkings and cracked engine blocks. Here in Texas it is common to install a bilge heater instead of getting your engines properly winterized because nor...

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When the temperatures dip below freezing it is imperative you have your boat winterized to avoid freeze damage which could lead to your vessel sinking or a cracked engine block. Also recommended is to install a bilge heater, which will turn itself on when the temperature gets below a certain thre...

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We are open for business and currently performing surveys for pre-purchase, insurance and finance needs. Can you spot what is wrong in the picture? Maintaining your bilge ventilation system is a top priority and especially so on gasoline powered boats and yachts. The blower hose should be well se...

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4 weeks ago
John was extremely professional, objective, knowledgeable, and thorough. He spent lots of time educating me about his findings and pointed me in the right direction to get things fixed. John will be my first choice for help the next time I go shopping for a boat. I highly recommend him.
- James C
6 months ago
Very quick response. Did a complete and professional job on the survey of a sailboat I was purchasing. Highly recommend!!!
- Ed L
a year ago
John at Southern Marine surveying is very thorough, very knowledgable and very easy to deal with. As a first time boat buyer he helped me out quite a bit, and offered to help out at anytime. Very professional and I highly recommend to any one!!
- Gary R

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SAMS (Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors) Marine Surveyor and USCG Licensed Master specializing in pre-purchase, insurance and finance related needs. Yacht and boat inspector.

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