Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beacon, New York
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Anyone can make a living by surveying. Itís an un-licensed unregulated industry and anyone can claim to be a surveyor. But I think doing a great job surveying is a way of thinking and some people are good at it just like some people are great detectives and others are just cops without the uniform. If you can see what you are looking at and have an understanding of how it all works then you can be a great surveyor. Otherwise you are just another boat owner dreaming about making a living doing something they think will be fun and connected to their sport.
There are school for surveying but I donít know anything about them. I am sure others will pop up and have some information on them. Knowing a lot about boats will help.
All the best,
Study the history of naval architecture and move forward knowing what didnít work before.
Donít waste time making the same old mistakes but instead make new ones and to insure your place in history be sure the mistakes are big ones.
Never design a mast that is weaker then the boat
Never design a boat that is weaker then the mast
Never listen to someone describe why your project will not work unless they can show you the broken pieces of their own version.