June 2012 Issue
DIY Survey Checklist for Used-boat Buying
Before hiring a professional surveyor, look for these danger signs.
Boat buying is an exciting, maddening exercise that can test the tolerance of even the most patient sailor. Most of the maddening part has to do with trying to ferret out a boats problems before buying itand making the problems your own. Hiring a professional marine surveyor can be expensive when youre looking at multiple boats, so save yourself some moneyand potential heartacheby learning how to examine a used sailboat, from stem to stern and mast to bilge. Practical Sailors DIY survey how-to details common problem areas (like engines and rigging), what issues are easy to remedy, and what red flags you should walk away from.
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