Mid Size Power Boats

Mid Size Power Boats

A Guide for Discriminating Buyers

by David Pascoe

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Basic Considerations

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Table of Contents

The Benefits
Are You a Candidate for a Being Happy Boat Owner?
How Much Time is Involved?
Resale Value
Boat Size vs Cost
The Importance of Proximity
Cost/Time Benefits
Getting Upside Down
Winter Lay Up
Why Boat Repairs Are So Costly
The Risks
Portrait of a Happy Boat Owner
The Cost of Boating
Charter Arrangements
The Nature of the Industry
Quality Issues
New -vs- Used Boats
What to Expect From a New Boat Purchase

Copyright© 2003 David H. Pascoe


“If I had known then what I know now,”
The seasoned skipper told me,
“I would have skipped the first three boats I owned
And just bought the one I own now.
Would’ve saved me twenty years of trouble
And several hundred thou.

Most people would agree that it doesn’t make much sense to spend tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a boat only to find out the hard way that boat ownership and boating is not for you. Unfortunately, thousands of people every year do just that, only to find that owing a boat was a lot more than they bargained for; that boating was not all fun-in-the-sun and chasing mermaids along palm studded beaches. Therefore, in this opening chapter we start out by taking a hard look at what boat ownership is all about by examining the benefits, the risks and the liabilities of being a boat owner.
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cover art: Boat two bows Mid Size Power Boats
- A Guide to Discriminating Buyers

Soft Cover
512 pages
Publisher: D. H. Pascoe & Co., Inc.
Published: 2003
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0965649636
ISBN-13: 9780965649636

Price: $24.50
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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:

In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from over 70 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.

Biography - Long version

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