Sailboat Buyer's Guide
Conducting Your Own Survey


By Karel Doruyter, Registered Marine Surveyor

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1- Deciding What to Buy

Chapter 2 - Looking at the Boat

Chapter 3 - Looking at the Hull

Wood
Fiberglass/Glass-reinforced plastic
Steel
Aluminum
Ferro-cement

Chapter 4 - Looking at the Deck

Chapter 5 - Looking at the Interior

Galley
Head
Berths and cabins
Engine room/compartment

Chapter 6 - Looking at the Engine

Inboard vs. Outboard
Drives/Transmissions
Propeller Shaft

Chapter 7 - Looking at the Systems

Electrical
Plumbing
Ventilation
Heating
Tanks
Steering
Electronics: Radio, Instrumentation, Navigational Aids

Chapter 8 - Looking at the Critical Areas

Chapter 9 - The Test Sail

Chapter 10 - Looking at the Price

Conclusions
Glossary
Checklist

MORE DETAILS

December 1, 2008
READY TO BUY?


$14.95


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