Marine Surveys by High Tech Marine Surveys, Patrick Goodrow, SAMS® SA, Eliot, Maine, USA High Tech Marine Surveys

ISO 9001 Certification Eliot, Maine, USA
Serving Maine and the US East Coast
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Patrick Goodrow, SAMS® AMS®

Principal Marine Surveyor

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Services We Provide
Pre-Purchase Survey

This is the most comprehensive type of inspection, and is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This covers structural integrity, electrical systems, the propulsion system, the fuel system, other machinery, navigation equipment, miscellaneous on-board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance as well as an out-of-water inspection and a sea trial.

Insurance Survey

This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

Project Management/Oversight Survey;

We are able to bring your project from the design table to sea trial. Our extensive knowledge and experience will help from planning, including choosing builders and sub-contractors, to helping you navigate your project through the entire design and building process.

Thermal Imaging:

Patrick Goodrow is a Level 1 Thermographer. Thermal Imaging is a non invasive process that detects water infiltration, voids, and delamination by measuring temperature differentials in different materials. This is used primarily but not exclusively for carbon fiber hulls. Electrical and mechanical problems can also be pinpointed by the use of this tool. Click here for a color brochure (PDF).

Engine Survey

This involves test runs, compression tests, oil analysis and outdrive removal and inspection for gas engines. If an engine survey is requested by the client, or is commissioned as a result of findings in a regular survey, it is performed by one of our colleagues, Robert Gallagher, who is a SAMS® AMS® (Engines). For diesel engines Bob performs test runs and oil analysis. If he thinks further investigation is warranted he brings in a local diesel mechanic for a full inspection.

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