Be Your Own Boat Surveyor
Published by : Pantaenius
This book gives good coverage of all the potential problem areas of a boat and emphasises the importance of early detection of any developing problems. The text is supported by good colour illustrations of age related damage and stress points, even if the captions are a bit simplistic or superfluous. It also includes useful sections on checking safety equipment, ribs and tenders. Readers who are in the market for a second hand boat may find the last chapter on the 10 Minute Survey useful when it comes to making that walk away decision, or following up with a full professional survey if there is a serious interest in the purchase.
Most of the content will be familiar to experienced boat users and sailors.