LPG Safety On Boats – Free Checklist

A safe LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) installation on a boat is most often a simple installation with several built in safety features.  The best way to assess any system is to follow the LPG pathway from cylinder to appliance.  The PDF file below contains some simple...

Inspecting the Aging Sailboat by Don Casey – Book Review

  Inspecting the Aging Sailboat by Don Casey has been one of my go to surveying books since I first bought it in 2007.  It gives a brilliant insight into how to assess the condition of an aging fibreglass yacht and is a really great read for boat buyers, boat...

The Marine Surveyor’s Toolbox – A Guided Tour

  What tools do you actually need to inspect a boat?  Well, that depends on how deeply you want to understand the boat’s construction, its condition and what your relationship is with the boat.  Inspecting any boat can be done with the minimum of tools and a few...

Rust Tubercles

One of the great joys (please take this in the most subjective manner you can) in surveying boats is the wide range of corrosion mechanisms and their effects on the variety of metals on offer to the attentive marine surveyor. Finding, identifying and reporting on...

Sacrificial Boat Anodes – A Waste of Money?

Sacrificial anodes are something every boat owner should be aware of, yet not every boat owner will need them. The principle is quite simple; the material that your boat is made of and the environment in which you keep it has the propensity to cause serious metal loss...