5 tips to help you and your boat through survey day:

· Everything clean: So the surveyor can see things better - don't make life harder for them than it already is!

· Everything works: You'll undoubtedly be knocked down for things that don't work

· List of defects: If you can't get everything to work, be up front and provide a list - this saves them time

· Don’t sit on their shoulder: The surveyor has work to do - you'll slow them down and hinder them

· Don’t hide anything: It WILL be found by the surveyor - put it on the list!

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