Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

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Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

By Don Casey

2004

Complete advice on what to look for when surveying a boat for purchase.

Contents:

Introduction
Surveying a Boat for Purchase
Determining the Needs of Your Own Boat
Hull
Fair and True?
Signs of Stress or Trauma
Delamination
Gelcoat Problems
Blisters
Moisture Content
Keel
Rudder
Cutless Bearings and Propeller
Through-Hull Fittings
Deck
Hull-to-Deck Joint
Surface Damage
Nonskid
Core Problems
Hatches
Portlights
Deck Hardware
Canvas
Rig
Mast and Boom
Step
Cap
Spreaders
Goosenecks, Sheets, and Vangs
Stays and Shrouds
Roller Furling
Sails
Interior
Bulkhead Attachment
Stringers and Floors
Interior Pans
Distortion
Signs of Leakage
Tankage
Head
Galley
Seacocks
Bilge Pumps
Comfort and Safety
Decor
Engine and Steering
Engine Access
Visual Clues
Mounting and Alignment
Stuffing Box
Exhaust Smoke
Running the Engine
Oil
Steering Gear
Electrical System
Battery
Breaker Panel
Wire and Connectors
Alternator
Pumps and Motors
Lights
Electronics
Other Considerations
Design
Reputation
Performance
Accomodations
Equipment
Value
Boat-Buyer's 30-Minute Survey
Hull
Deck
Rig
Below
Impression
Appendix: Hiring a Professional
Index

Pb. 144pp

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