Links to Chapters:
Types: Which is Right for You?
Boats, New Boats and Quality
and Sea Keeping
Finishes and Surface Defects
The Engine Room
& Plumbing Systems
Controls, Systems & Equipment
The Art of the Deal
The Survey & Post Survey
Boat Builders by Company
book is not a compilation of articles from this web site.
BOATS - USED BOATS
to Avoid Buying into Unexpected Problems
Size Power Boats
focuses exclusively on fiberglass power boats of the
cruiser class generally 30-55 feet, with discussions on the
pros and cons of each type: Expresses, trawlers, motor
yachts, multi purpose types, sport fishermen, and sedan cruisers.
with over 250 photos by the author
Modern materials: Why low tech is often preferable to high
Sea worthiness: The right boat for the right waters
Learn the difference between ocean capable boats and those
that can only handle protected waters
How to get the most from a boat by making the right choices
What constitutes good design and bad design?
Learn to make your own assessment of boat quality
Performance issues: Why do some boats perform so much better
Power options: What are the best performing engines?
Discover why some diesel engines aren’t reliable
Why you shouldn’t make the mistake of compromising
performance for interior design
Ergonomics: What makes for a boat that is comfortable to
Affordability: The price is only part of the cost
What is a boat worth? How to research market values
The process of buying and selling a boat
Pascoe is a second generation marine surveyor in his family
who began his surveying career at age 16 as an apprentice in
1965 as the era of wooden boats was drawing to a close. Certified
by the National Association of Marine Surveyors in 1972, he
has conducted over 5,000 pre purchase surveys in addition to
having conducted hundreds of boating accident investigations,
including fires, sinkings, hull failures and machinery failure
analysis. Over forty years of knowledge and experience are brought
to bear in this book.
Pascoe is the author of "Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats"
(2001, 2nd Edition - 2005) and "Buyers’ Guide to
Outboard Boats" (2002) and "Marine Investigations"
In addition to readers
in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from over
60 countries have
purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001.
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