Capt. John Banister, AMS®
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Leaking Exhaust Manifold On A Volvo GXi-E Gasoline Marine Engine

I always like to share things that I find in the field that I think are important to boat owners so they may see some of the tell-tale signs so they avoid costly repairs later down the line.Below is…Continue

Tags: engine, manifold, exhaust

Started Feb 14, 2016

Thermal Imaging and The Benefits to Your Boat or Yacht

What is Thermal Imaging?Thermal imaging (also sometimes referred to as thermography, infrared imaging or thermal scanning) is the means by which humans can see the infrared portion of the light…Continue

Tags: beach, marine, surveyor, palm, west

Started Sep 4, 2012


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I am a SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor and USCG Licensed Master Captain. I own and operate Suenos Azules Marine Surveying and Consulting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I enjoy my work, it allows for me to do what I love. I travel to many areas in the Caribbean and Central America.

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Methods for Determining Moisture in Fiberglass Hulls

I had recently responded to a blog post on Linkedin about the effectiveness and accuracy of moisture meters on fiberglass boat hulls. My post had to be approved by the moderator which was ran by a yacht broker. Which it never was approved or posted, however other posts condemning the use of moisture meters and insinuating in some other posts that marine surveyors make hasty assumptions from moisture meter readings…


Posted on October 7, 2014 at 4:34pm

Thermal Imaging and the Benefits to Your Boat or Yacht

What is Thermal Imaging?   

Thermal imaging (also sometimes referred to as thermography, infrared imaging or thermal scanning) is the means by which humans can see the infrared portion of the light spectrum. Every object gives off some amount of thermal radiation so thermal imaging is ideal for observing temperature anomalies that are abnormal in machinery, electrical equipment, and even in solids such as wood, fiberglass,…


Posted on January 30, 2014 at 11:00am

Galvanic Corrosion – One Of The Biggest Enemies Of Boats In The Water

Hello, I wanted to write today to talk about galvanic corrosion. For those of you not familar with galvanic corrosion it is an electrochemical reaction when one metal corrodes from another when both are immersed in a electrolyte that is conductive (such as sea water). Dissimilar metals and metal alloys have different electrode potentials when two or more of these metals exist in the same electrolyte. When this happens a galvanic couple is created and depending upon…


Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:12pm

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