Posted on Oct 5, 2020
Southern Marine Surveying
Here is a great example of why you should hire a surveyor for a pre-purchase survey before you buy that next boat or yacht! What you see here is a rotted bulkhead and upon more investigation it was found the stringers were also rotted by using percussion testing technique and then following up with a moisture meter to confirm findings. If you look close you will see the exposed wood coring where the fiberglass has chipped off, and it is rotted. Most stringers are composed of a fiberglass shell with a core material many times consisting of wood. If and when the wood coring gets wet, the moisture is trapped and eventually the wood rots. This will cost many thousands to fix and by hiring us to survey it, our customer avoided buying a disaster.