The Boat Yard is the place
you can ask questions and get tips from marine specialist who have
to share their knowledge and expertise on boat repair and rebuilding.
Yacht Broker Captain Larry Beavers.
Whether you are buying or selling ... you can now ask an actual Broker "those insider" questions about using a Broker and receive a non-slanted, pointblank answer unavailable most times from any other source. Larry is wise as to all 3 coasts (there is a difference), BONDED, LICENSED, and affiliated with many Marine associations. Larry is a graduate of numerous maritime courses and institutes and is also an Accredited Marine Surveyor, though not active. Larry was one of the founders of the International Maritime Institute and also has his USCG Masters License. He has "boated" all three coasts and has lived aboard his vessel for 4 years.
The Yacht Broker
Marine Surveyor Rob Scanlan is one of the most experienced and capable marine surveyor professionals serving coastal New England, Cape Cod and the Islands. He is a third generation Professional marine surveyor. Rob has 32 Years of marine experience.
A boat is a big investment, so before you buy have a qualified marine surveyor check your boat out. He will go thoroughly through the boat and report to you the estimated worth of the boat and all repairs that need to be done before you buy. Bottom line, the surveyor will give you the information for you to decide if you want the boat or not. Make sure the surveyor inspects the engines. Marine engines can be very expensive to replace or repair.
Marine Law Consultant Lawrence P. Leonardson is a Coast Guard veteran with 22 years of active duty service, 13 of those years as a Marine Inspector. Lawrence's experience includes having been a fully qualified inspector for hull, structural, machinery systems and drydock examinations. Lawrence can act as your representative in dealing with the U.S. Coast Guard and repair facilities. He is well versed in the Federal Code of Regulations for Shipping. He can also conduct third party dockside inspections on tow boats, tug boats and fishing vessels.
To answer questions on federal boating/shipping regulations Ask The Marine Consultant
Wayne Weber operates a small independent marine repair shop in South Carolina, as did his father before him. Wayne can answer questions in all the aspects of Marine troubleshooting and repair; including outboard motors, inboard motors, stern drives, electrical systems, fuel systems, and safety concerns. Wayne can answer questions on most hull related problems with the exception of wood hulls (Aluminum, Fiberglass, Kevlar, Gel coat experience). He is factory trained and certified on Johnson, Evinrude (OMC), Mercury & Mariner outboards. This marine expert really know his business. Checkout Wayne's website for maintenance tips & Repair.
The Broke Boat Expert
Shop and Building Tips
Boat Builder David N. Goodchild is an amateur boat builder
has over 25 years of boating and building experience. Checkout his Shop
Tips & Building Tips.
Checkout David's Website at DavidNGoogchild.com
If you have questions about David's Shop or Building Tips Ask Here
Engine Expert Bryon Kass has been in the boat building and
business since the early 80's. His background includes most all boat
engine brands. Bryon has technical experience in diagnostics,
For outdrives and outboards please see Outboards and Outdrives Below.
Master Boat Builder Gary Wheeler presently lives on a classic 36 ft. ketch named Ms Crumpet in Rockland, Maine, he has a shop nearby and is a master boat builder. Gary built his first boat at 12, a kit runabout. There was no water within a 100 miles, but his love for boat building was overpowering. At 30 he worked in a boatyard in Manchester Mass. There for several years he learned from the "old timers", now 25 years later, he claims "I am one of the old timers." Gary's expertise covers all phases of wooden boat construction, repair, and renovation.
The Wood Boat Builder
Sadly Marshall Passed away in March 2009.
Marshall and Jo's website Classic Boat Works
has been closed .
Over the years Jo has learned many boat building and repair techniques from
Jo has generously opted to leave this webpage open to answer your questions.
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