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Old 06-05-2016, 02:48 PM   #50
Jeffrey S
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City: Full-time onboard
Country: USA
Vessel Model: Trawler
Join Date: Oct 2007
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I'm in the final steps of a steel boat purchase. I knew very little at first but I hired the best people in the industry to evaluate and advise. Through 4 days of in-water and out-of-water surveying over a month, I'm able to get a pretty good analysis of the state of the boat. With today's ultrasound audio gauging and infrared imaging, the amount of factual data is incredible.

I think I have a pretty good feel for the initial refit needed and the ongoing maintenance required for taking care of this steel boat. Like everything in boating, there are pluses and minuses to every decision. Steel is just one more decision.
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