Ahab Marine Services Marine Surveyors & Consultants Boat, Engine, and Cargo Surveys Towson, Maryland, USA Serving Maryland, Washington DC, the Mid Atlantic States and the Chesapeake Area . Service Available 7 days a week. Edward S. Hatch, Jr., SAMS® AMS® Principal Marine Surveyor 410 812-7761
Copyright © 2000/2021 Ahab Marine Services, Towson, Maryland, USA, ahab@ahabmarine.com Installed April 7, 2000, Last Revised June 14, 2021 - Hosted and maintained by Joe LeBlanc
Things to do before selling your vessel and things to look for before buying a vessel
1. Inspect bilges - they should: Not show signs of previous flooding above bilge's normal high water level. Level at which alarms, pumps etc. are activated. Be dry Be clean Have no oil or fuel residue Have no mildew Have no obvious corrosion On through hulls On sea valves On hose clamps On electrical connections On fastener On pumps, motors, etc. Have no wires or electrical connections below bilge high water level. Have automatic bilge pump switches. Have high water sensors/alarms. Not show signs of delamination or separation at glass layup joints, water sodden wooden or foam structures. Have substantial, non corroded motor mounts. More to Follow
Ahab Marine Services Marine Surveyors & Consultants Boat, Engine and Cargo Surveys Towson, Maryland, USA Serving Maryland, Washington DC, the Mid Atlantic States and the Chesapeake Area - Service Available 7 days a week. Edward S. Hatch, Jr., SAMS® AMS® Principal Marine Surveyor 410 812-7761
Copyright © 2000/2021 Ahab Marine Services, Towson, Maryland, USA, ahab@ahabmarine.com Installed April 7, 2000, Last Revised June 14, 2021 - Site maintained by Joe LeBlanc
1. Inspect bilges - they should: Not show signs of previous flooding above bilge's normal high water level. Level at which alarms, pumps etc. are activated. Be dry Be clean Have no oil or fuel residue Have no mildew Have no obvious corrosion On through hulls On sea valves On hose clamps On electrical connections On fastener On pumps, motors, etc. Have no wires or electrical connections below bilge high water level. Have automatic bilge pump switches. Have high water sensors/alarms. Not show signs of delamination or separation at glass layup joints, water sodden wooden or foam structures. Have substantial, non corroded motor mounts. More to Follow
Things to do before selling your vessel and things to look for before buying a vessel