Top Ten Survey Commmandments

Ten Survey Commandments

  1. Thou shalt not buy a boat without a survey.
  2. Thou shalt not buy a sailboat if your surveyor won’t go aloft.
  3. Thou shalt not buy a powerboat without a separate mechanical survey first.
  4. Thou shalt not accept a surveyor your broker recommends if you don’t check him/her out first under the pain of certain loss.
  5. Thou shalt not forgo a sea trial and a haul out.
  6. Thou shalt not expect to make a dime by buying a boat.
  7. Thou shalt expect to lose lots of money by owning a boat.
  8. Thou shalt not expect your wife’s endorsement on your plans to buy a boat.
  9. Thou shalt spend more money on your wife than your boat if you intend to live happily in the land you swell in.
  10. Thou shalt love and worship the Lord your God because He and not you is the Master of the Sea.©Neil K. Haynes 2009

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