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Be Your Own Boat Surveyor

Cat.No:  10142

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Boats are expensive and they are complicated - unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:

  • Quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports.
  • Carry out a detailed check on your own boat the end of the season.
  • Identify problems and get them dealt with before they get serious.
  • Get to know your boat in a lot more detail, so if a problem develops at sea you will be more able to cope.

Organised into chapters covering:

  • Tools of the trade (basic tools, moisture meters, fingers and feel, smell, mirrors, sources of information)
  • Checking the hull (including wood construction and rot, GRP laminates, osmosis, metal construction, keels, anodes)
  • RIBs and inflatables
  • Engine and systems
  • Stern gear
  • Plumbing
  • Mast and rigging
  • Electrical systems
  • Interiors
  • Safety equipment.

At the end of the book there's a handy guide to carrying out a five minute survey - invaluable when making a quick assessment of a potential purchase.

Highly illustrated, with anecdotes and hands-on advice throughout, this practical book gives readers the tools to do much of the work on their own, and know when to call in the experts.

Author: Dag Pike

Australia's largest marine accessories retailer. Serving boat owners since 1962. With sixteen big supermarkets and mail order departments Australia wide Whitworths Marine & Leisure offers the best service, convenient locations, a huge selection of quality products, and unbeatable prices.