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Be Your Own Boat Surveyor: A hands-on guide for all owners and buyers

Be Your Own Boat Surveyor: A hands-on guide for all owners and buyers

This practical handbook empowers the reader to carry out a survey on their own boat, or one they are thinking of buying, before calling in the expensive professionals.

Usually ships 4-6 weeks – This is an indent title (internationally sourced to order from a local supplier).

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ISBN 9781472903679
Barcode 9781472903679
Published 11 September 2014 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Pike, Dag
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781472903679
ISBN-10 1472903676
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Adlard Coles Nautical
Publication Date 11 September 2014
International Publication Date 16 December 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Pike, Dag
Category Ships & Shipping: General Interest
Motor / Power Boating & Cruising
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 491g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Motorboats - Evaluation, Sailboats - Evaluation
NBS Text Ships, Boats & Waterways: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 623.82
Catalogue Code 522261

Description of this Book

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 asses 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Just the book for sailors ready to take on the role of detective during their search for the next 'new' boat. Practical Sailor
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dag Pike is a well-known nautical journalist and author with an international reach. He began his career as a merchant captain and went on to test RNLI lifeboats. He has over 20 years' experience in marine surveying, covering vessels of all types. He is the author of several books for Adlard Coles Nautical, most recently The Complete RIB Manual.

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