Power Boat Books
by David Pascoe
A guide for Discriminating Buyers
30 to 55 feet Cruiser Class
How to Avoid Buying into Unexpected Problems
2003 - 512 pages - $59.50
Choosing Outboard Boats for Offshore Boating
Totally dedicated to blue water type outboard boats,
Not jet boats, I/O's,pontoon boats, bass boats or mega yachts.
2002 - 272 pages - $29.50
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Boat Purchase Guide Books
Marine Survey Business Books
Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats
The Art of Pre-Purchase Survey
Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats, written for both the aspiring, novice and experienced surveyor, provides a foundation of essentials for anyone who wants to begin a marine surveying career, or just hone up on one's skills and knowledge.
The profession of marine surveying is not just about boats;it's about people and boats. That's why four of its 18 chapters are devoted to the practicalities of the business side of surveying.
2005 - 480 pages - $69.50
Pleasure Crafts Investigations to Court Testimony
Road to a Marine Investigator
Marine Investigations -
The first and only book of its kind on the subject of investigating pleasure craft casualties and other issues.
Expand your marine business!
Conducting marine investigations can help free you from the limitations of a seasonal business and expand your business opportunities and income.
2004 - 544 pages - $75.00
David Pascoe - Biography
David 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 following books. David Pascoe is the author of:
- "Mid Size Power Boats" (2003)
- "Buyers’ Guide to Outboard Boats" (2002)
- "Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats" (2001, 2nd Edition - 2005)
- "Marine Investigations" (2004).
In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from nearly 80 countries have purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001.
In 2012, David Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65.
On November 23rd, 2018, David Pascoe has passed away at age 71.