A practical guide to carrying out detailed checks of a boat from stem to stern
Dag Pike’s Boat Inspection is an ideal quick reference app for checking out the condition of a boat, whether with a view to purchase or for carrying out an inspection of your own boat. Boats are expensive and complicated. Unless you are going to pay a professional to carry out a boat survey (at yet more expense) it is invaluable to be able to:
- Quickly assess a potential purchase for signs of trouble without paying for lengthy reports
- Carry out a detailed check on your own boat at the end of the season
- Identify problems and get them dealt with before they get serious
- Get to know your boat in detail, so if a problem develops at sea you will be more able to cope.
With hands-on advice throughout, this practical app gives users the tools to do much of an inspection on their own, and know when to call in the experts.
Author Dag Pike shares with you his expert knowledge gained over 25 years as a qualified marine surveyor. It is full of tips and information to help you navigate safely through the process of buying a boat or checking out your own.
Keep a record of what you see – use the take photo or video buttons without having to leave the app, to be sure of remembering all the details for later.
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Features and benefits:
- Expert knowledge on how to check a boat’s condition
- Full “Condition Check” sections include Above Deck, Hull, Rudders, Props, Below Deck, Safety Equipment, Tender & Tools
- Dag Pike’s unique “10 Minute Survey”
- Perfect for anyone buying a boat
- Record video or photos as you go
For the boat owner:
The check lists are a useful starting point for checking out your boat in detail at the end of the season, so you can be comfortable that the boat is in good shape or identify any work that needs to be done.
For the potential purchaser:
The 10 Minute Survey check list is a useful guide when looking over a boat when there isn’t time or the facilities for making detailed checks. If you want to make a closer examination of a boat that interests you, then after working through the detailed lists in this app you will have a good idea whether it is worth going ahead with the purchase or whether to walk away, before calling in the professionals.
These check lists will go a long way to help identify if potential problems are serious or cosmetic. You will certainly know a boat’s condition better at the end of them.
Whether potential purchaser or owner, please call in the professional for the final check or when you can’t work out just how serious a problem might be – it’s a big investment, and we aim to help you get it right.
Bonus content from “Safe Skipper”:
A free bonus section has tips on how to deal with emergencies including: Abandon ship; Dismasting; Distress Signals; Engine Failure; Fire Fighting; Flares; Getting a tow; Helicopter rescue; Holed hull; Man overboard; Medical emergency; Mayday; Panpan; Securité.
About the author:
Dag Pike began his career as a merchant captain, went on to test lifeboats, and took up fast boat navigation, winning a string of trophies for powerboat races around the world, including navigating Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Challenger on the record-breaking fastest Atlantic crossing by powerboat. He is now a navigation and powerboat journalist in demand all round the world.
Author Dag Pike has also written “Be Your Own Boat Surveyor”a hands-on guide for all owners and buyers, published in 2014 by Adlard Coles Nautical. Follow this link to the publisher’s website to find out more…