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...

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...

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...