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Pbs Survey Fiberglass Sailboat : A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners - Henry Mustin

Pbs Survey Fiberglass Sailboat

A Step-by-Step Guide for Buyers and Owners

Paperback Published: 22nd January 1994
ISBN: 9780070442481
Number Of Pages: 139

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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.

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"...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


Chapter 1 The Raw Materials of a Fiberglass Boat

Chapter 2 Stresses and Strains

Chapter 3 Boat Pox

Chapter 4 Surveying the Principal Structures

Chapter 5 Surveying the Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Chapter 6 Surveying the Masts and Standing Rigging

Chapter 7 The Role of the Surveyor

Chapter 8 Determining the Worth of Your Boat

Appendix Compliance Items


ISBN: 9780070442481
ISBN-10: 0070442487
Series: Step-By-Step Guide to Buyers and Owners
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 139
Published: 22nd January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 19.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1

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