Book Review


Review: Guide to Ship Repair Estimates by Don Butler


“Don Butler’s book served as the foundation for the eTaskMaker estimating modules for ship repair activities.”

Author Dick Ertl, President, InterPlan Systems

Mr. Don Butler wrote this book based upon more than twenty years of experience 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).

Mr. Butler’s book provides useful manhour tables for estimating many facets of ship repair work. He also does a good job of explaining the many variables that must be taken into account when estimating marine/shipyard repair work.

InterPlan Systems has developed numerous estimating modules for the eTaskMaker project planning system based in part upon the information in this book. We recommend it as a solid reference book for all planning and estimating professionals in the marine/shipyard repair industry.