A Guide to Ship Repair Estimates in Man Hours
Don Butler has compiled an invaluable list of the man-hours required for ship repair estimates. All ships must undergo regular dry-docking for examination by a third party surveyor; this is a mandatory requirement for ships which ply their trade on either world wide or coastal area basis. This dry-docking period is usually used as a time to carry out known damage repairs, cleaning and painting, upgrades and regular machinery overhauls. The author provides estimates for all situations which may arise, enabling the repair superintendent to anticipate costs, and therefore to prepare an accurate repair specification well in advance, for issue to the repairer.Don Butler has gathered the information in this book over more than twenty years in the repair field. He is a holder of the DTI Combined first class Engineers Certificate of competency for steam and motor ships and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers (F.I.Mar.E). He is also a Member of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (M.C.M.S).
Marine Engineering - Hybrid professional and student profile among customers. Student market is small - 5,000 total, 1% of total engineering student market. The professional market is 30,000 strong, ($2,400,000 market size) 5% of engineering professional market.Thousands of shipping companies in the UK and more abroad. Each one has a superintendent - from a single-handed office to large teams.