NOTABLE PROJECTS AND UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

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Works in Progress
My Big Ugly Face
5200 Bottom (in progress)
98% completed
Works in Progress
My Big Ugly Face
5200 Bottom (in progress)
98% completed

THE ANTIQUE BOAT SHOP

I had the distinct pleasure to spend some time with Jeff and company at The Antique Boat Shop, a highly sought after repair and restoration facility here in Fort Wayne.  I wanted to learn more about wood boats and this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. I spent a few days working with these fine folks and I learned a lot. I hope to be able to do this again in the near future.

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Port Side Sweet Breeze
Stern of the Sweet Breeze
Port Side Sweet Breeze
Stern of the Sweet Breeze

SWEET BREEZE

Most of my work is done outside of Fort Wayne with a lot of it focused in Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. The Condition and Value Survey on the Sweet Breeze, a canal boat replica that provides river tours here in Fort Wayne, was a unique opportunity to test my skills in my own backyard. The Sweet Breeze is an immaculate vessel that is in tip top shape. She has a single diesel engine and a bow thruster which keeps her fairly maneuverable despite her size. This report took a LOT of research on my end to be able to assess her value. I really enjoyed working with the Friends of the River on this project.

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50' Absolute Fly
Pre Purchase Survey
Carver 506 Pre Purchase Survey
Flying Bridge
50' Absolute Fly
Pre Purchase Survey
Carver 506 Pre Purchase Survey
Flying Bridge

COLLABORATIONS

I oftentimes get the opportunity to assist other surveyors with surveys. Some of these are on vessels that I haven't been on before that will help me grow professionally, and some of them are simply extensive surveys where a surveyor would like to have another set of hands to help facilitate the survey's completion. No matter the reason, I always make the time and show up. These surveys were all collaborations and I'm always grateful for the experience.

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Port Bow
Port Side
Port Quarter
Interior Cabin
Helm
Port Bow
Port Side
Port Quarter
Interior Cabin
Helm

2002 CRUISERS YACHTS 5000 EXPRESS

I had the wonderful experience of completing a Pre-purchase survey on this 2002 Cruisers Yachts 5000 Express. It is always a pleasure doing these bigger surveys because it really challenges you as a surveyor. You have to complete a lot of research before the survey, you have to be incredibly organized during the survey, and the reports are always a challenge to get done in a timely manner, especially during the busy season. But if there is one thing I pride myself on, it is my ability to get the reports of survey into the hands of my clients as soon as possible!