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At this site, you will find informative online articles for boat owners and buyers written by David Pascoe, Marine Surveyor (Retired). 

At our sister site www.yachtsurvey.com, you will find additional articles including "Boat Reviews"; over 160 articles.

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Articles by David Pascoe with some articles on sister sites

Topic marinesurvey.com www.yachtsurvey.com Dockside Reports
Accessibility   Why Internal Hull Areas Should Be Accessible  
Battery Solving Chronic Battery Problems    
Bilge Pumps All about Bilge Pumps   Bilge Water Blues
How to get rid of that last inch of water
Blisters The Wonderful World of Hull Blistering

Failed Blister Repairs: A Case History and Solutions

To Buy, or Not to Buy... A Blistered Boat That is.

Avoiding the Blister Blues

My Wet Hull Won't Dry

Blister Repairs Part II

 
Boat Handling Docking in Style   Rough Water Seamanship  Part I

Rough Water Seamanship  Part II

Rough Water Seamanship  P
Getting Caught in Thunder Storms

Boat Safety at Sea   Carbon Monoxide Alert

Navigation Lights

Boat Safety at Sea - Part I

Boat Safety at Sea - Part II

Cored Hulls Composites - High Tech Materials in Boat Building Are They Fiberglass Boats Anymore?

Cored Hull Bottoms

Core Materials

More on Cores

 
Corrosion

Corrosion with 9 photos

Corrosion in Marinas

   
Design & Construction Faults Bubble Decks

The Top Twenty-Five Design Errors Commonly Found in Boats of All Types

Hull Design Defects Part I

Hull Design Defects Part II

Surveying Boats With Molded Integral Grid Systems

Top Twenty Design & Construction Faults
Updated for Y2K
The Hull - to - Deck Joint
Electrical Systems Tips on Electrical System Use and Maintenance    
Engines Diesel Maintenance Or Lack of it More on Performance Diesels

Comparing Diesel Types

Diesel Engines

Gas Engines

Gas -vs- Diesel Part II

Power Options - Gas Versus Diesel

It's Got Recent Overhauls!

What Does an Overhaul Entail-

Maintenance Fundamentals Part I - Engines

Sail Boat Auxiliaries
Engine/Shaft Alignment Troubleshooting Problems Involving Engine/Shaft Alignment Drive System Alignment  
Exhaust Risers Exhaust Risers    
Fuel Tank How to Install an Aluminum Fuel Tank Myth of Condensation in Fuel Tanks  
Hardware Attachment   Attaching Hardware to Your Boat  
Haul Out   Haul Out Basics  
Hurricanes Safe Harbor - Lessons learned from recent hurricanes

What to do if Your Boat Is Hurricane Damaged

Your Legal Obligation During a Storm

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Insurance Issues   Latent Defects  
Leaks Deck Leaks

Windows, Windows, Those Leaky, Leaking Windows

Dealing With Leaks

How to Repair Window Leaks

Is Your Boat a Leaky Tiki?

Leaking Stuffing Boxes
Moisture Meters   Moisture Meters on Boat Hulls  
Older Boats How to Decide if Buying an Older Boat is Right for You.   Fundamentals of Restoration Project-Part I

Fundamentals of Restoration Projects-Part II

Painting Hull Tips for Painting Fiberglass Boats    
Pump Repairs   Repairing Diaphragm Pumps

Repairing Rotary Vane Pumps

 
Rot   Preventing Rot in Encaplulated Wood Structures  
Screws Reasons Why Screws Shouldn't be Used to Fasten Boat Parts    
Sinking How to Keep Your Boat From Sinking

The EL TORO Tragedy: An Independent Review of the Coast Guard Investigation Report
Sinking of EL TORO II in Chesapeake Bay

   
Stern Drive Maintaining Stern Drives    
Stolen Boats How to Avoid Purchasing a Stolen Boat    
Storm Damage Storm Damaged Boats    
Water Saturated Hull Illustration of Water Absorption from a Hull Interior    
Windows Windows, Windows, Those Leaky, Leaking Windows How to Repair Window Leaks  
Winter Lay-up   Winter Lay Up  
Wood Boats Surveying Wood Hulls

The EL TORO Tragedy: An Independent Review of the Coast Guard Investigation Report
Sinking of EL TORO II in Chesapeake Bay

   

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Mid Size Power Boats by David Pascoe
Mid Size Power Boats
 
Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats by David Pascoe
Buyers' Guide to Outboard Boats

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Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats by David Pascoe
Surveying Fiberglass Power Boats
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Marine Investigations by
Marine Investigations
 
 
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Chapter 1 
Basic Considerations
Chapter
 
Boat Types: Which is Right for You?
Chapter 3  
Old Boats, New Boats and Quality
Chapter 4 
Basic Hull Construction
Chapter 5  
Evaluating Boat Hulls
Chapter 6  
Performance and Sea Keeping
Chapter 7  
Decks & Superstructure
Chapter 8  
Stress Cracks, Finishes and Surface Defects
Chapter 9  
Power Options
Chapter 10
The Engine Room

Chapter 11
Electrical & Plumbing Systems
Chapter 12
Design Details
Chapter 13
Steering, Controls, Systems & Equipment
Chapter 14
The Art of the Deal

Chapter 15
Boat Shopping

Chapter 16
The Survey & Post Survey

Chapter 17
Boat Builders by Company

512 pages

 

Chapter 1   
What is Pre-Purchase Survey?
Chapter 2   
Business Practices and Client Relations

Chapter 3   
Sound vs. Seaworthiness

Chapter 4   
Procedures

Chapter 5   
Hull and Its Structure

Chapter 6   
Surveying the Hull
Chapter 7   
Using Moisture Meters

Chapter 8  
Stress Cracks & Surface Irregularities

Chapter 9   
Deck & Superstructure

Chapter 10   
Cockpits

Chapter 11 
Drive Train

Chapter 12 
Gas Engines

Chapter 13 
Fuel Systems

Chapter 14 
Exhaust Systems

Chapter 15 
Electrical Systems

Chapter 16 
Plumbing Systems

Chapter 17 
Sea Trials

Chapter 18 
Appraisal

Chapter 19 
Reporting

480 pages

 

 

Last updated September 01, 2012

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