Reeds Marine Surveying is an expanded and updated new edition of the author's Handbook of Marine Surveying. Aimed at students of marine surveying, professional marine surveyors, boatyard operators and technically-minded boat owners, it covers the latest marine surveying techlogy, including analysis of the mechanical behaviour of materials, failure analysis, stress concentration, fatigue and fracture, corrosion, wood-damaging organisms, polymer chemistry, and the composition and characteristics of common plastics, metal, alloys and composite materials. There is also a useful survey checklist that provides practical techniques and hints for conducting a survey. 'A mass of information on different materials used in boatbuilding plus their failure mechanisms...an excellent book' www.nstopyacht.com 'A concise collection of practical, theoretical and regulatory information' Sailing 'Now it all makes sense!' William F Buckley
Thomas Ask is an Associate Professor in the School of Construction and Design at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and the Principal of Ask and Associates, a marine consultancy firm.