Inspecting nylon through hulls

One of the common problems that we find in a marine survey, on both sailboats and powerboats, is worn nylon through hull fittings (often also abbreviated as “thru-hulls”). First, plastic fittings should only be found above the waterline, never below the water where the only through hulls we want to see should be constructed of …

Why you should get a Pre-Listing or Sale Marine Survey

There’s something different about a boat. We don’t name our house, and most people don’t name their car, but we all have loving names for our boats. That bond we share with our vessel is more like a family member than a tool, and because of that bond we tend to let our emotions override …

What to expect during Marine Survey

We are frequently asked what to expect during a pre-purchase marine survey by customers who are making their first big boat purchase. A pre-purchase Marine Survey, sometimes referred to as a Condition and Value (C&V) Survey, is the most common type of marine survey and is vital for a buyer so that they can appreciate …