Become an expert judge of used sailboats. Step by step, the author of the bestselling "This Old Boat" shows you how to evaluate the condition of an older fiberglass sailboat - the one you own or the one you'd like to purchase. Don Casey's expert advice helps you: assess the condition of a used sailboat in 30 minutes; prioritize maintenance and repair tasks for a boat you already own; catch potential problems early; know where to look and what to look for (and how to interpret what you see). A professional survey is recommended before purchasing a boat - and usually required for financing - but with "Inspecting the Aging Sailboat", you can consider and reject any number of boats before settling on 'the one'.This book will streamline your used-boat shopping while saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in professional survey fees. 'The perfect place to begin, or to continue your education...As a reviewer of both new and used boats, I own many books filled with advice. I strongly suspect that "Inspecting the Aging Sailboat" is the one I will consult most' - "Sailing".'A complete reference for the boatowner or prospective boat buyer on evaluating the condition of fiberglass sailboats using common sense and proven advice' - GAM on "Yachting Magazine" (Canada). Don Casey is one of today's best and most trusted do-it-yourself boating writers. His nine books include the bestselling "This Old Boat and Sailboat Electrics Simplified". He writes the long-running "Ask Don Casey" column for BoatUS.com and is a monthly columnist for Sailnet.com and a regular "SAIL" magazine contributor.