25′ Cal sailboat

27031 - Anderson 001_500


Client: Removed for Privacy “RP”
Date of report: October 22nd 2010

Our File #: 10-27031

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on October 20th 2010 while the vessel was hauled and afloat at XXXX San Diego, California and “RP” and the current owners attended.


Builder: Cal-Pearson
”Model/type: Cal 25
Reg. #: “RP
Name: “RP”
Hailing Port: N/A
Year: 1979 Engine: Honda
Length: 25’ 3” *
Draft: 4’ 6” *
Beam: 9’ *
Weight: 7,450 lbs. *
* BUC – Used boat price guide


Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, molded fin keel, anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, cream colored gelcoat finish with green boot and sheer stripes

Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, cream gelcoat finish, tan colored pattern nonskid decks

Deck hardware: Stainless steel bow and stern rails, double multi-strand stainless steel wire lifelines, teak grab rails, one fiberglass deck hatch, double anchor roller, docking cleats

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass liner

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood bulkheads

Layout/interior components: The vessel is boarded into the cockpit with cabin entry through a forward. The dinette table is centerline and stores against the forward bulkhead with settees on both port and starboard sides. Foremost is a v-berth.

Bilge: Holding minimal standing water

Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled and afloat. The hull bottom and keel were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull bottom and keel are in good structural condition with no significant audible differences where hammer sounded or noticeable osmotic blisters. There are various areas of paint adhesion failure on the bottom that are blistered and contain water. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull sides and transom are in satisfactory condition overall with no significant scrapes to surfaces but there are some gelcoat chips on the bow stem from the anchor. The finish appears original and does exhibit oxidation and the gelcoat is worn through on the starboard sheer stripe at the forward quarter. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The deck and superstructure are in satisfactory structural condition overall however, there are audible differences on the starboard deck about the inner shroud chain plate and both port and starboard decks about the outboard shrouds chain plates. The cause of the audible difference was not determined but the deck is not soft when stepped on in these areas. There are various areas of gelcoat stress fractures at cockpit combings, cabin to deck combings and on the toe rails. These do not appear to be structural at this time. The deck hardware including safety rails, mooring devices and hatches was visually inspected and most hatches and the port lights were opened and closed. Overall the deck hardware is in satisfactory condition except there is a broken weld on the bow rail at the lifeline connection. The structural reinforcements including the stringers and bulkheads were visually inspected and randomly sounded and appear in sound condition overall. The bilge is holding minimal standing water; the origin of the water is beyond the scope of this survey. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel is in satisfactory cosmetic condition however, various window frames, chain plate penetrations and deck hardware fasteners leak. This survey is not a mould inspection. The condition of the coring is beyond the scope of this survey.

Summary: Satisfactory


Main engine: Honda 8 hp 4-stroke outboard

Engine application: Gasoline, 2-cylinders, raw water cooled

Serial Number: BAAJ-1602831

Transmissions: N/A

External/peripherals: Hydraulic trim, electric start

Engine controls: Push/pull cable

Exhaust systems: Outboard application

Steering system/rudder ports: Fiberglass rudder port, tiller control, cored fiberglass spade rudder

Ventilation: One forced air blower and natural

Generator: N/A

Through hulls & components: Bronze through hulls with bronze ball valves

Seawater systems: Reinforced flexible hose, hose clamp connections

Bilge pumps: One electric/automatic, one manual

Comments: The outboard motor was visually inspected and briefly tested while moving the vessel for haul out. The motor and controls performed well. The vessel was previously equipped with an inboard diesel engine that has been removed but the transmission bell housing is still in place. The hull bottom has been fiberglassed where the inboard propeller shaft passed through. The outboard motor was new when installed and reportedly is still under warranty. Details of the warranty and remaining coverage were not obtained. The external surfaces and peripheral components of the outboard appear excellent with no significant corrosion. Outboard mounting appears good. Electrical and fuel systems appear good. The engine controls functioned normally. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated. The steering system functioned normally and there is no significant wear on rudder bushings. The engine room blower was energized and is functional but is no longer required since installation of an outboard motor. The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated. The through hulls are in satisfactory condition but there is surface corrosion on the head’s sink drain through hull valve. The manual and the electric bilge pumps were tested and are functional. Potable water systems include manual pump spigots at the galley and head sinks that were tested and working/ Vessel waste systems are limited to a self contained head that is satisfactory.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good


Fuel: 16-gallon capacity (approx.) in one diesel aluminum tank below cockpit, 3 gallon capacity in one plastic gasoline tank in the cockpit

Fill & vent: U.S.C.G. approved flexible hose

Feed & return: U.S.C.G. approved flexible hose, tank located valve, inline water separator/filter

Water: 10-gallon capacity (approx.) in one rubber bladder below port settee

Holding: Self contained head

Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. The aluminum diesel tank has been removed from service since removal of the engine. Fuel service hoses are still attached to the tank. The portable gasoline tank for the outboard motor appears in good condition but is not secured. The fuel supply hose appears in good condition. The water tank is of bladder style tank and appears in good condition but is not secured. The condition of the water is beyond the scope of this inspection.

Summary: Good


AC system: One 30-amp 125-volt inlet in the transom, 120-volt service

DC system: Two group 24 12-volt batteries, one wet cell and one sealed, 12-volt service, disconnect switch

Wiring: Multi-strand wire, crimp connections

Circuit protection: Circuit breaker

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power inlet, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were tested. The shore power inlet appears good with no significant corrosion or noticeable heat damage. The shore power cord was not inspected. 120 volt wiring and outlets appear satisfactory and the outlets are equipped with GFCI protection. Battery arrangement and installation is marginal as the battery shelf is deteriorated and batteries do not have terminal covers. The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. DC wiring appears satisfactory except the portable battery charger has alligator clips connected to the battery wire with electrical tape coverings and the auto pilot has been removed but wires appear to still be connected to power sources. Wiring does exhibit lack of organization. Wire terminations and connections appear satisfactory and are of crimp type connections.

Summary: Satisfactory


Portable fire extinguishers: None

Fixed fire system: None

Flotation devices: Seven adult type II and two West Marine inflatable PFDs, one throwable cushion and one lifesling

Horn/distress flares: Canister air horn, aerial and handheld flares

Navigational/anchor lights: Combination port/starboard, stern, steaming, tri-color

Anchor & ground tackle: Two anchors, chain and line rode

Other equipment: None

Comments: Safety equipment for fire fighting protection appears faulty as there was no fire extinguisher sighted. Personal flotation devices appear suitable for near coastal use. Distress signal flares have expired certification. The vessel has a canister air horn that no longer has pressure. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed but the bow rail combination light does not work and the stern light is partially obstructed by the outboard motor. The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory. The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use.

Summary: Marginal – Satisfactory


Mast & Rig type: Single spreader deck stepped aluminum mast, sloop rig

Standing rigging: Multi-strand stainless steel wire, swage end fittings

Hardware: Harken roller furling, lazy jacks, traveler, (2) Lewmar #30 self tailing and (2) #10 winches

Sails: Main and jib

Comments: The mast and associated rigging were visually inspected from the deck level only. The age of the standing rigging is unknown. Consider having a rigger inspect the sailing system including aloft to better determine its condition. The vessel was not taken on a sea trial and sails were not raised during our inspection. The mast and mast step appear in satisfactory condition with no significant corrosion. Chain plates appear satisfactory however do exhibit leaks at deck penetrations. Standing rigging is of multi strand stainless steel wire that appears satisfactory with no significant corrosion, loose or broken strands of wire and no fractures on swage fittings. Running rigging cordage appears in satisfactory condition and has serviceable life remaining.

Summary: Satisfactory


General equipment: Raytheon Ray 45 VHF, Signet MK254 wind, point/speed, Signet MK172 fathometer, Signet MK267A speed log, Suunto compass, battery volt gauge, weather channel weather temp/humidity, two single basin stainless steel sinks, manual pump faucets, top load ice box, canvas awning, Sears 1.5-amp battery charger, two rail mounted rod holders


The vessel is a production fiberglass sailboat equipped with a gasoline outboard motor. The vessel was previously equipped with an inboard diesel engine that has been removed except for the transmission bell housing. The propeller shaft has been removed and the alleyway has been fiberglassed sealed. The vessel’s hull structure appears in sound condition and outboard motor in good working order. Upon completion of the recommendations the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a near coastal pleasure craft.

Overall Summary: Satisfactory


$4,000 approx. $52,000 approx. N/A

The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.

Standard Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.


1. Remove the electrical tape covering on the portable battery charger alligator clip connections at the battery post and disconnect the wires when not charging.
2. Service the v-berth light to be working to assure it is due to a burned out light bulb and not a wiring issue.
3. As the autopilot has been removed from the vessel, assure the supply wires are not connected to power sources.
4. Replace the battery shelf due to deterioration and provide terminal protective covers on the battery post.
5. As the diesel fuel tank has been removed from service, remove any remaining fuel from the tank and mechanically cap the supply and return lines at the tank fittings.
6. Provide a means of securing the portable fuel tank for the outboard motor.
7. As the inboard engine has been removed, mechanically cap the raw water supply hose connection at the through hull.
8. As the head sink through hull valve exhibits surface corrosion, monitor for any significant deterioration until replacing at next bottom paint (within the next year).
9. Repair the broken weld on the starboard side bow rail for the lifeline attachment.
10. As the swim ladder is longer functional due to the installation of the outboard motor; provide an alternate means to board the vessel from the water (portable rope ladder or similar).
11. Service the combination port/starboard steaming light to be working and relocate the stern light as its visibility is obstructed due to installation of the outboard motor.
12. Provide current distress signal flares and a portable fire extinguisher as required by U.S.C.G.
13. Replace the PVC through hull fittings (above waterline) in the near future as they are aged and near the end of their serviceable life.
14. Secure the base of the cabin entry step.
15. Seal the open holes in the cockpit port side where the inboard engine’s gauge panel and control were located.
16. Service to eliminate water leaks at deck hardware penetrations, shrouds and windows.
17. Access the coring on the starboard deck at the inboard shroud and both port and starboard side decks about the outboard shrouds to determine the significance/cause of audible difference when hammer sounding and service for any deterioration if/as required.


1. There are various areas of gelcoat stress fractures on cockpit combings, starboard toe rail to forward and cabin top to deck combings. These should be monitored for any significant changes and repaired if/as required.
2. Wind speed and speed/sum log are not functional.
3. There are various areas of paint adhesion failure. Next bottom painting likely will require removal of current bottom paint.
4. Interior seat upholstery is stained.
5. The vessel has a canvas awning that was not installed and inspected.
6. Sails were not raised during our inspection.
7. Gelcoat is thin and worn through on the starboard sheer stripe.
8. There is a gouge on the top and bottom corners of the keel at the trailing end. The cause of this is not known but does not appear structural.
9. Interior upholstery is stained.

This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor. No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.

________________________________ October 25th 2010
By: Mr. George Jarvie, Surveyor Date
S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 94