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 Posted: Tue Jun 28th, 2016 11:24 am
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I've made an offer on a used sail boat in San Carlos, and am looking for advice on a couple of things:1.  Recommendations on trustworthy surveyors.2. Other general advice- insurance, marinas (I think I want to have it inthe water, as opposed to on the hard, but am open to suggestion), and other paperwork I might need, boat security, etc.
Thanks, Guerro

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Check out the marine service page at http://www.sancarlosmexico.com/marineservice.html . Gary at Gary's Dive shop is also a licensed surveyor. You will need liability insurance at a minimum which can be obtained online at http://www.sancarlosmexico.com/insure.html . You may want to consider hull insurance to protect your investment. Info on the two marinas is also on the marine services page. Bart

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Neither link working for me.

Pretty sure the primary yacht broker in town uses Wheeler Maritime. I think their guy in San Carlos is Joe Lewis. 

http://www.wheelermaritime.com/amenities.html

The question of in the water or on the hard might be influenced by whether it has it's own trailer. If the marinas launch the boat on your trailer, I think it is around 30.00US. If they have to use their hydraulic trailer, it's 100.00+.

The marinas themselves might best be summed up by this:

-Marina Real is about 15% cheaper than Marina San Carlos

-Marina Real has virtually no entertainment, restaurants, TRUE food stores within walking distance (there is an OXXO about a half mile from the office). And no municipal bus service out to the marina.

-Restrooms are a far walk from some slips at Marina Real.

-no chandlery at Marina Real.

-fuel slightly cheaper at Marina Real

-docks a bit more shopworn at Marina Real.

-usually quieter at Marina Real........unless a party is going on in the private homes.

-Laundromat service at Marina San Carlos, not sure about MR.

-there is dry storage at both.

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We use a surveyor 10 year ago when we bought and 3 year ago when we sold with a different one, both are OK not great. You need to do a good look see at the boat to see if they miss anything.
I would add the following to the list above.
Marina real yard has hours you can work in the yard and you can not stay on the boat, it was a plus for us,as we had to get a room with air and shower.

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Fixed the links-got to watch those durn periods following a url-my bad!!

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