Yet hull surveyors are not at all interested in the gas pipes!
If you ask for a hull survey .... you get a hull survey. presumably that's all your insurance company require. The surveys that I have had for Sabina were full condition and valuation surveys (she doesn't have and never has had a BSS) included inspection of the wiring, (no gas on board) steering arrangement, engine room installation, levels of spares/tools carried, navigation equipment, flares, liferaft, anchor and chain etc etc etc as well as hull condition including a large number of ultrasonic readings. (his only recommendation was that I should carry a kedge anchor ..... which pissed me off as he must have been blind as he walked passed it several times as it was clamped to the back of the wheelhouse)
trying for maximum virtue signalling Finally achieving recognition for my attempts (although not my achievements)
As I have said before, even years ago, I think the BSS is a good idea. I like that things are checked with 'a new pair of eyes', and that things are chased up - if it makes sense. Like our battery connections - yes, they could be shortened, but why? They have been working fine for the past 6 years (and presumably for many years before we bought the boat). There are no sparks coming off them, everything works fine. Yes, I think it's a good idea to check the gas pipe for leaks (although you'd think we'd smell the gas if there were?), and to check that the gas locker isn't filled with rubbish and that the rubber pipe from the gas bottle isn't rotted, and that the stove is fixed properly to the floor, etc.
I was looking forward to doing our starter battery cables this Easter but I can't really see myself flying over now. Anyway, the marina is out-of-bounds to 'visitors'. And who wants to be stuck in one of these right now?
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