THE WHITE HAT MARINE SURVEYING BLOG

The musings of a Marine Surveyor in Devon after a decade of surveying boats in the UK and Europe.

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...

Cleaning Your Bottom

It continues to amaze me that there are still yards operating on the canal network who do not, as a matter of policy, routinely clean and paint the bottom plate of narrowboats during periodic blacking. Several reasons are often given such as “it will only rub off”,...