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Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners By Henry Mustin

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners by Henry Mustin

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Summary

Explains what to watch for in a used sailboat from each era, and how to ferret out the hidden defects in any boat. This book shows how to estimate the cost of repairs and the value of a boat. It enables you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat.

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Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners Summary

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners by Henry Mustin

Mustin's part-by-part look at hull, deck, rig, and machinery is both a minicourse for transforming used-boat shopping from a game of craps to a science, and the first step in a holistic boat maintenance program. His discussion of the significance of cracks found in aging hulls and decks is the most thorough in print. He is not shy in assessing the lack of regulation of professional surveyors, nor does he shrink from pointing a finger at shoddy building practices.

Having a used boat surveyed is a critical prelude to buying it. Yet a professional survey is expensive--several hundred dollars. Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats will enable you to conduct your own surveys while narrowing the field, then monitor a professional surveyor's performance when selecting your target boat.

Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners Reviews

"...one book we'd recommend to anyone looking at used boats (or new, for that matter)...[Mustin's] book shows you what and where to look for signs of trouble." Practical Sailor "Books about marine surveying are often overly technical and pedantic. Not so [this book]...It's a concisely written primer...Mustin is adept at distilling often highly involved subjects, so you should be able to learn the fundamentals of evaluating a vessel's major structures, systems and equipment." Sail

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1 The Raw Materials of a Fiberglass BoatChapter 2 Stresses and StrainsChapter 3 Boat PoxChapter 4 Surveying the Principal StructuresChapter 5 Surveying the Mechanical and Electrical SystemsChapter 6 Surveying the Masts and Standing RiggingChapter 7 The Role of the SurveyorChapter 8 Determining the Worth of Your BoatAppendix Compliance ItemsIndex

Additional information

CIN000236348
9780070442481
0070442487
Surveying Fiberglass Sailboats: A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners by Henry Mustin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
International Marine Publishing Co
1994-01-16
139
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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