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About suenosazules

We are a marine surveying and consulting firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We offer pre-purchase, insurance, valuation, damage claim, marine engine diagnostics, and ultrasonic marine surveys. We also provide service and repair services for gasoline outboard and inboard engines. I am a USCG licensed master captain and provide charter and yacht deliveries for both power and sailing vessels. We provide our services in the United States, the Caribbean Islands, Puerto Rico, Belize, and Costa Rica. We specialize in surveying and inspecting boats for overseas buyers in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. I am a SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor, ABYC® Standards Accredited, a Yamaha Certified Outboard Engine Technician, a Mercury / MerCruiser Certified Technician, a Honda Certified Outboard Engine Technician, a ITC® Certified Level II Thermographer, holds a USPAP® Certificate on Appraisal Standards, a USCG Licensed Master Captain, and a member of SAMS®, ABYC®, IAMI®, and the NFPA®.

The Importance of Cylinder Drop Testing and Inductive Ignition Testing in Marine Engine Surveys

These graphs were taken from my diagnostics computer when I was conducting a cylinder drop test on a Mercury Verado, in-line six cylinder, 2.6 liter, supercharged 250 HP outboard engine. The graph to the right with the significant drop is … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting NMEA 2000 Systems in Marine Engines

  This is what DC electricity looks like using an oscilloscope. What you are looking at in this photo above is an Evinrude E-Tec 50 HP outboard engine connected to digital gauges through a NMEA 2000 backbone connection. The photo … Continue reading

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My Interview About Thermal Imaging Technology in Marine Surveying with Professional Boatbuilder Magazine

I was interviewed about the thermal imaging technology I use in marine surveying and its effectiveness by Professional Boatbuilder Magazine in February, 2015. The interview was featured in their magazine. The Article is below: Turning the Infrared Camera On When … Continue reading

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Methods for Determining Moisture in Fiberglass Hulls

I had recently responded to a blog post on Linkedin about the effectiveness and accuracy of moisture meters on fiberglass boat hulls. My post had to be approved by the moderator which was ran by a yacht broker. Which it … Continue reading

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Marine Engine Diagnostics

What is Marine Engine Diagnostics?  Marine engine diagnostics is the analysis of the engine’s built in computer system (sometimes referred to as the engine’s central processing unit – CPU, engine management module – EMM or the engine control unit – … Continue reading

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Marine Surveying and Inspections for Remote Yacht and Boat Buyers

I wanted to write about a service that I provide that I do not think gets enough attention on the internet. The service I am talking about is marine surveyors inspecting boats or yachts for remote buyers. I see there is a definite need … Continue reading

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A Sea Trial on a Hallberg-Rassy Sailboat and a View of the New World Trade Center

I was recently in New York City on a survey of a 36′ Hallberg-Rassy sailboat. The sea trial was on the Hudson River. Although it was a great survey, and the sailboat sailed great, I was really captured by the view … Continue reading

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