Prepare Your Boat For Winter

Winter is coming – it is time to prepare your boat.  A Winter Closing Up list needs to be tailored to your boat, your location and your intentions.  To help prompt the right sorts of questions on what needs doing on your boat, Boat Chat has pulled together a...

What is a White Hat Marine Survey?

A White Hat Marine Survey is inspired by the book ‘Six Thinking Hats: An Essential Approach to Business Management’, by Edward de Bono published in 1985, which sought to optimise the thinking process within groups of people working in a collaborative endeavour. The...

The Evolution Of Boat Hull Numbers

The evolution of boat hull numbers over the last few decades from simple to complex is A Good Thing.  One of the fun parts of any marine survey (for this surveyor anyway) is finding them.  Of course, on some boats they are harder to find and the older the boat the...