Be Your Own Boat Surveyor: A Hands-On Guide for All Owners and Buyers Dag Pike

ISBN: 9781472903686

Published: September 11th 2014

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192 pages


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Be Your Own Boat Surveyor: A Hands-On Guide for All Owners and Buyers  by  Dag Pike

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor: A Hands-On Guide for All Owners and Buyers by Dag Pike
September 11th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781472903686 | 4.72 Mb

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 forMoreBoats 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 copeOrganised 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 theres 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.



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