The Danger of Deferred Maintenance
Fixing little problems at fitting out time can prevent dangerous and expensive issue laters
Yacht surveyors have an interesting perspective on boat maintenance. They see what happens when a boat isn’t given the care it needs often leading to damage that requires expensive repair and may lead to a lower selling price when an owner goes to sell. Because surveyors see the nitty gritty of thousands of sailboats, we talked to two accredited surveyors, Rich Reichelsdorfer of Marine Pro Service and Ben Miller of Insight Marine Service, to share some of the most common problems they see on sailboats, and how these issues could have been prevented in the first place. By making a few additions to the fitting out checklist, owners can help prevent dangerous and expensive problems down the road.