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In addition to narratives for fixed and floating boat docks this searchable Excel spreadsheet library contains narratives for a variety of boat lift types and boathouses. These narratives can be copied and pasted into any inspection software. For those new to boat dock inspection see the reference material on my website under Dock/Lift Reference in the menu.

This Library contains narratives for the following headings and sub-headings:

BOAT DOCK

  • General Information
    • Dock Disclaimer
    • Documentation
    • Waterway Type
    • Dock Description
  • Dock access
    • Barriers and Gates
    • Gangway
    • Ramp
    • Fixed Walkway
  • Floating Dock
    • Dock Description
    • General Condition
    • Dock Anchoring System
    • Concrete Floats
    • Polyethylene Floats
    • Expanded Polystyrene Floats
    • Steel Tube Floats
  • Fixed Dock
    • General Condition
  • Dock Structure
    • General Condition
    • Cathodic Protection
    • Dock Piles
    • Deck Frame
    • Decking
    • Walers and Through-rods
    • Rub Rails
    • Hardware
  • Dock Electrical
    • Electrical Disclaimer
    • Dock Electrical Panel
    • Grounding and Bonding
    • Overcurrent Protection
    • GFCI Protection
    • ELCI Protection
    • Branch Wiring
    • Shore Power
    • Lighting
    • Electrical Datum Plane
  • Water Service
    • Dock Fresh Water Supply
  • Dock Safety Equipment

BOAT LIFT

  • Documentation
  • Lift Type
  • Lift General Condition
  • Boat Lift Piles
  • Direct Drive
  • Flat Plate Drive
  • Boat Lift Structural Components
  • Cables and Pulleys
  • Bunks and Covers
  • Boat Lift Electrical
  • Hydraulic Components
  • Boat Lift Operation

BOATHOUSE

Note: although based on my Residential template, these narratives specifically mention boathouse conditions.

  • Boathouse Structure (Wall and Floor)
    • Floor and Wall Framing
  • Boathouse Structure (Roof)
    • Attic Access
    • Conventional Roof Framing
    • Truss Roof Framing
    • Roof Fasteners and Hardware
  • Boathouse Roofing Materials
    • Inspection Method
    • Roof Structure Exterior
    • Roof Flashing
    • Roof Sheathing
    • Roof Vents
    • Asphalt Shingles
    • Concrete Tile
    • Clay Tile
    • Metal Roof 
    • Stone Slate
    • EPDM
    • TPO
  • Boathouse Exterior
    • Wall Exteriors
    • Door/Window Exteriors
    • Exterior Trim
    • Stucco/EIFS/DEFS
    • Fiber-cement Siding
    • Composite Siding
    • Vinyl Siding
    • Wood Siding
  • Boathouse Interior
    • Interior Reference
    • General Interior
    • Floors
    • Walls
    • Ceilings
    • Interior Trim
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Lighting
    • Exterior Doors
    • Interior Doors
    • Windows
    • SkylightsBathroom 
    • Fireplace
    • Stairs
    • Environmental Hazards
    • Pests
    • Thermal Imaging
  • Boathouse Electrical
    • Boathouse Sub-panel
    • Boathouse Branch Wiring
    • Boathouse lighting
  • Boathouse Plumbing
    • Water Supply
    • Drain, Waste, and Vent
    • Water Heater
    • Gas System
    • Water Quality