Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C., Michael Terminel, SAMS® AMS®, Eagle River (Anchorage), Alaska Alaska Survey Associates L.L.C.
P.O. Box 772423 Eagle River (Anchorage), Alaska, 99577
Call: 907-360-2145 or 907-280-8771
Fax 907-726-0510 - Email:
Michael Terminel
Principal Marine Surveyor
United States Coast Guard Unlimited Master
Over 35 years in the Maritime Industry
Serving the Pacific Northwest including Hawaii and Guam
Will travel Domestic and Internationally
Colton Terminel
Marine Surveyor
U.A.A. School of Engineering, Student
Hunter Terminel
Marine Surveyor
Alaska Army National Guard "Deployed"
Demi Shaffer
Marine Surveyor
USCG Licensed Master

Preparing For A Marine Survey
Preparing for Survey The following suggestions will help us give you a thorough and detailed yacht or boat survey:

Remember we are acting in your interests and for your safety, tell us about any known defects or areas of concern as we may be able to suggest solutions.

A fiberglass "FRP" vessel should be out of the water for four or five days, depending on temperature and humidity, for meaningful moisture readings to be taken. However, a hull and keel inspection "in the slings" may be sufficient.

Have the hull pressure washed when it is lifted, but please leave the application of new antifouling until after the survey as a scraper is used to remove small areas of old paint from sample areas of the hull to inspect the gelcoat.

On most craft the interior of the hull is mainly visible in the bilge and inside lockers. Please remove as much personal gear as possible such as bedding, tools, paint, pots etc, and leave bilges and engine rooms clean.

It is very helpful if lists of equipment are available, especially for items which may be removed from the vessel at time of survey such as GPS, electrical goods, tenders, life rafts, sails and outboards. An inventory is part of the survey and may be of great help to you at a later date if anything is stolen.

Make a list of work recently completed especially on electronic packages, generators, engines, sails, upholstery, structural repairs, major equipment and standing rigging.

On the day of the survey make sure keys for access to the vessel and all lockers are available, along with any paperwork requested. By all means come down to open the boat and say hello, it's your choice if you stick around, I like to have a familiar person hanging around if I have a question. We will give you a brief summary of our findings as soon as we have finished, either by phone or in person, and the full written report will be produced on receipt of payment, usually within a couple of days.

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