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Old 12-17-2015, 03:25 PM   #1
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Default Surveying a boat

I have spoken to many people who realise the need to employ a good surveyor when they are considering the purchase of a sailing yacht. A good proportion of these people make the decision to back their own judgement rather than pay upwards of $1000 for a survey.

I have heard many tales over the years of surveyors who missed significant problems and, of course, there is always a disclaimer which circumvents legal recompense. And even seasoned sailors, who genuinely know sailing boats, miss many obvious problems when inspecting an older boat.

I have recently bought the most helpful volume by Dan Casey, 'Inspecting the Aging Sailboat'. For anyone considering buying a 'new'boat, I seriously recommend you buy this volume. They are available new from Amazon and second hand from eBay. This book has the potential to save a new boat owner thousands of dollars and will make you a more knowledgeable boatie.

Mine cost me US$10.74


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Old 12-18-2015, 03:19 AM   #2
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Kindle version for instant download: US$9.96

Nice find.

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Old 12-21-2015, 03:48 PM   #3
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I see it on Amazon here used from as cheap as $5 and new for $12 something. And, yes, there's the kindle version too. A good value indeed. Even with a surveyor, it's nice to know how to inspect your vessel yourself.
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