A marine survey will sometimes expose dramatic (and expensive) issues. While not ideal, it is important that a boat owner is completely educated about the challenges they face to keep their boat in a safely operating condition.  More frequently, a marine survey will help owners prevent these expensive issues from happening. These pictures are of issues identified during either a Pre-Purchase Marine Survey or Insurance Condition & Value Survey. They are representative of the sorts of issues that can eventually lead to failure but were discovered and prevented with a thorough marine survey inspection. Follow me on Facebook or YouTube to get updates on interesting surveying finds.  For more photos and remarkable inspection findings, visit my blog.