The most valuable inspection tool will always be 20/20 eyesight combined with experience. But there are times when you can’t lay eyes on the problem. Perhaps you need the rating of an electrical breaker, but you can’t get see through the bundles of wires. Or you’re inspecting seacocks and hose clamps, but you can’t see […]
Be aware that a less-experienced sailors report of a great anchorage with plenty of depth, or statements like We ran aground here! don't do you much good if they fail to include basic info such as their boat's draft, state of the tide, etc. Other sailors' facility reviews should also be taken with a grain of salt. For example: The dockmaster hates Algerian Snaggle-tooth Poodles (like our Fluffy), so were never coming back, and you shouldnt either!