89′ Nordlund cockpit motor yacht

27392

STANDARD SURVEY

Client: Removed for privacy Date of report: October 28th 2011
Our file #:        Removed for privacy

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on October 24th 2011 while afloat at Chuck Hovey Yacht Sales dock  and while the vessel was hauled on October 26th at Newport Harbor Shipyard, Newport Beach, California and the client attended.

VESSEL DESCRIPTION

Builder:       Nordlund Doc. #:         Removed for privacy
Model/type: Cockpit M/Y HIN:             Removed for privacy
Year:           1995 Engines:       Two Caterpillar
Length:       89’ Name:           Removed for privacy
Draft:         5’ 6” Hailing Port: Removed for privacy
Beam:         21’ Weight:         135,000 lbs.
most specifications from listing Displacement: Unknown

HULL & STRUCTURE

Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, modified V-shape, propeller tunnels, forward and aft hard chines both transition to soft chines aft of amidships, shallow keel, black anti-fouling paint
Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, white, gray/black boot stripe, full upper rub rail, aft lower rub rail
Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, white with gray about windows, paint particle nonskid deck surface, teak deck in cockpit, forward flybridge and California deck, main deck has fiberglass bulwarks with safety hand rail
Deck hardware: Swim platform safety rail, two sets of stern hawse holes and horn cleats, flybridge safety rail, flybridge hardtop with two hatches, two sets of side hawse holes and horn cleats, port and starboard pilothouse wing doors, set of bow hawseholes and horn cleats, three foredeck hatches
Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass encased stringers, unknown core

 

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Bulkhead construction, material unknown
Layout/interior components: Flybridge, cockpit, pilothouse motor yacht. Port of center transom door to cockpit from swim platform, steps to port from cockpit to raised aft deck (California deck), walk around decks on both sides.  Ladder to port from California deck to flybridge.  Flybridge has boat deck aft, hardtop forward, helm on centerline forward and dinette aft of helm.  Sliding companionway hatch to port forward on flybridge with steps down and forward to pilothouse.  Sliding door between California deck and saloon.  Saloon has sofa to starboard and steps to port lead down to aft landing.  Master stateroom forward in aft landing with starboard forward berth and starboard head.  Aft of landing is utility room and watertight door leads aft to engine room.  Second access to engine room located forward in cockpit.  Forward of saloon is formal dining area to port and galley to starboard.  Up and forward from galley/dining area is pilothouse with helm on centerline forward, settee aft and wing doors on both sides.  Steps to port forward in pilothouse lead down to forward passageway.  Aft and down in forward passage way are cabins to starboard and port with berths and ensuite heads.  Forward in passageway are crew quarters with starboard captain’s berth, port head and forward crew cabin with two berths.
Bilge: Holding minimal water
Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled and afloat. The hull bottom was visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The hull bottom is in good condition.  The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The hull sides and transom are in good structural and cosmetic condition.  The hull identification number, on the transom, is hard to read as the last digit is illegible.  There is a HIN to port in the engine room which is clearly legible.  There are arcing rub marks above the starboard lower rub rail aft of amidships.  There is a small area of repairs visible between and below the aft two starboard port lights.  There are rub marks and scratches on the starboard side amidships above the boot stripe and below the second (from forward) port light.  There are scratches between and above the forward two starboard side port lights.  The upper rub rail forward of the starboard forward port light is scraped.  There are rub marks on the starboard hull side forward.  Paint is failing on both sides of the bow plank.  There are dings and scrapes on both corners of the transom about the exhaust discharges.  There are several areas which exhibit gelcoat color differences on the port side above the lower rub rail aft of amidships.  There is a paint run by the deck clearing port to port amidships on the hull side.  There is brown fluid accumulated in the cut out for the forward port side port light and a small nick in this area.  There are small cracks at the corner edges of the port side boarding gate threshold.  Several fasteners are missing from the starboard upper rub rail aft of amidships.  The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The deck and superstructure are in good structural and satisfactory – good cosmetic condition.  There are localized areas of paint damage including blistered paint on the cockpit to engine room door frame and about the exterior of the saloon windows.  Paint is failing and flaking off of the engine room vent fittings on both sides of the superstructure aft.  There are small cracks at the radius between the cockpit deck and the cockpit refrigerator and engine room doors.  There is a small crack in the port pilaster (aft flybridge support on the California deck).  There is fluid accumulated under the flybridge refrigerator and stains to starboard under the flybridge dinette, though the source of this fluid is beyond the scope of this survey.  The nonskid surface is worn, particularly on the flybridge.  There is impact damage on the flybridge deck just forward of the tender.  There is minor impact damage on the starboard aft edge of the flybridge; aft of the safety rail to starboard.  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 good condition.  The foredeck hatches are crazed.  Two of the starboard aft flybridge safety rail’s stanchions are dented.  The port wing door knob is loose.  The cockpit freezer’s hatch support actuator is disconnected and the lazarette hatch’s actuator is weak.  The structural reinforcements including the stringers and bulkheads were visually inspected and randomly sounded.  The structural reinforcements appear to be in “as-built” condition.   The bilge is holding minimal water; the origin of the water is beyond the scope of this survey.  The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly.  There is staining and age damage on the carpet, particularly between the saloon and the aft landing.  We did not lift the carpet runner during the survey.  The sideliner in the aft landing area is loose.  Several locker hatches are not properly functional and one drawer latch, below the captain’s berth, is missing.  The starboard cabin’s head door would not slide shut.  We could not open the hatch below the captain’s mattress.  We did not see the documentation number attached to a fixed structural member of the vessel.  There is ballast in the port aft bilge.  We did not empty beddings or other personal effects from the most forward bilge area.  This survey is not a mould inspection.  The condition of the coring, in the stringers, deck, and elsewhere as applicable, is beyond the scope of this inspection.  No moisture meter was used during this survey.

 

Summary: Satisfactory – Good

                       

MACHINE SYSTEMS

Main engines: Two Caterpillar 3408, 800 h.p. @ 2300 rpm
Engine application: Diesel, inboard, 8 cylinders, twin turbocharged, 9337 & 9302 hours on meters
Serial Numbers: Removed for privacy
Transmissions: ZF port type IRM350PE, ratio 2.636:1, port serial number removed for privacy, starboard type IRM350PL, starboard serial number removed for privacy
External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, manual pre-lube pumps, PTO forward of port engine, Murphy oil gauges
Engine controls: Kobelt electronic controls with engine room servos and push/pull cables from the servos to the engines, stations in cockpit, forward and aft flybridge and pilothouse
Exhaust systems: Wet system, dry insulated risers at engines, flexible hoses, fiberglass tubes, transom discharges
Propulsion gear/shaft logs: Strong shaft seals, 3.5” diameter stainless steel propeller shafts, 42 x 34 4-blade Nibral counter rotating propellers, one bronze V-strut per shaft, stern tubes with bearings
Steering system/rudder ports: Strong dripless seals, hydraulic system, two actuators, stations in cockpit, forward and aft flybridge, and pilothouse, power steering system, composite rudder blades on stainless steel shafts, separate manual steering wheel on flybridge (not tested)
Ventilation: Engine room blowers
Generator: Port – 30 KW Northern Lights, model M964/HE/30L, serial number removed for privacy, starboard 30 KW Northern Lights, model M964/HE/30L, serial number removed for privacy, 10,475 and 10,965 hours on meters,

 

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, Murphy switches for oil and coolant, PTO on port generators

Through hulls & components: Bronze through hulls, bronze sea cocks, bonded

 

Location of through hulls as visible in travel lift slings: Port – light aft, two aft, one aft facing “scoop” aft, five aft of amidships (four with screens), four amidships with screens, grounding plate amidships, fin stabilizer forward of amidships, transducer forward of amidships, two forward, bow thruster

 

Starboard – Transducer forward, two transducers forward of amidships, fin stabilizer forward of amidships, two amidships (one with screen), three aft of amidships with screens, aft facing “scoop aft”, light aft

Seawater systems: Reinforced hoses, double clamped connections
Bilge pumps: Rule 3700 electric/automatic pump in lazarette, two forward in engine room, one below master berth, one in forward passageway and one in crew bilge, Rule 2000 electric/automatic forward of engine room, secondary emergency system (not tested)
Comments: The engines and transmissions were visually inspected and briefly tested at the dock. The surveyor did not attend the sea trial.  This survey is not a mechanical survey; please refer to the mechanical survey report, if performed, for greater detail as to the condition of the machine systems.  The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear good.  There is a fuel soaked absorbent rag on top of the port engine aft, on the outboard head.  There is oil staining on the back of the starboard transmission.  The engine controls were not tested.  The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed.  There has been a fiberglass repair on the starboard engine’s exhaust tube, aft in the engine room.  The propulsion components including the propellers, propeller shafts, struts and shaft seals were visually inspected.  The propellers were percussion tested and spun with a fixed object adjacent to the blades.  The propeller shafts were manipulated in the struts and observed while underway.  Overall the propulsion components are in good condition.  The steering system was visually inspected and test operated.  The steering system functioned normally.  There are two steering wheels on the flybridge, one is apparently a hydraulic pump, while the other is an electric actuator.  We could not turn the hydraulic pump/steering wheel and did not obtain information as to how to do so.  The engine room blowers were energized.  Both generators were visually inspected, test operated and loaded.  The generators functioned normally.  There is a significant fluid leak from the starboard generator.  The port generator’s exhaust hose is cracked.  There is oil in the engine room bilge, particularly to port forward.  There are oil soaked hoses in the port forward engine room bilge.  There is “thin” oil on the bottom of the hatch above the starboard propeller shaft seal (possibly generator coolant).  The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated.  The through hulls are in good condition.  We could not move two through hull valves to port in the lazarette (mounted on the hull bottom) nor one of the through hulls mounted on the discharge “sea chest”, to port in the lazarette.  A large hose on the port discharge sea chest to port in the lazarette exhibits external cracks.  The bonding wire is disconnected from the starboard strut in the lazarette.  The seawater systems were visually inspected, only the bait pump was tested.  Overall, the seawater systems are satisfactory.  Many of the electric bilge pumps were energized with their float switches.  The emergency bilge pump system was not tested.  None of the bilge pumps were energized with remote switches.  There is a noise which is audible from the hydraulic system and it has a higher pitch when the generator’s PTO is supplying the system.  A switch in the bow deck locker activates something, apparently hydraulic, but its function and purpose is beyond the scope of this survey.  The stern capstan is not functional.

 

Summary: Satisfactory – Good

                       

TANKAGE

 

Fuel: Two metal tanks forward of engine room (one per side), plastic sight level tubes, one metal tank forward of laundry room (under master berth), 2,300 gallon capacity
Fill & vent: Two fill fittings on port side of superstructure aft of amidships and one to starboard, two Racor and two electric pumps in bilge forward of engine room
Feed & return: Flexible fuel hoses (blue), two Racor filters with vacuum gauges per engine and one per generator, manifold forward in engine room

 

Water: One metal tank per side forward in lazarette, fill fitting on upper step to port between cockpit and aft deck, 700 gallon capacity

 

Holding: Deck fitting to port on California deck, two deck fittings forward of port wing doors

 

Other: Clean oil tank to port forward in engine room with port fill fitting, thruster and hydraulic system tanks to port in engine room, dirty tank to starboard forward in engine room with deck fitting to starboard

Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. Where visible the fuel system components are in satisfactory – good condition.  There is moderate debris in the Racor filter bowls.  There is a significant fuel leak to starboard aft in the engine room, on to a plastic container which is approximately four inches above the sole in this area.  This fuel leak has leaked into and accumulated in the aft engine room bilge.  All fuel hoses are likely original equipment.  The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water and holding) and hoses is beyond the scope of this survey.  Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity.  The water pressure system functioned normally.  The faucet handle and fixture are loose in the crew shower.  The cockpit shower was inoperative.  The owner’s representative stated that a fitting beside the cockpit shower can be used to fill the water tanks through the UV sterilizer, though this system was not tested.  We did not review any tank or plumbing diagrams.  There was no water from the bow freshwater or seawater fittings that were tested with a hose equipped with a quick disconnect fitting.  The cockpit freshwater and seawater fittings were not tested.  The lazarette sump collector is full and the pump or float switch is apparently inoperative.  Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey.

 

Summary: Satisfactory – Good

                       

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

 

AC system: Two 50A/125/250V shore power cords on electric cable caddies, one 30A/125V shore power inlet to starboard in cockpit, house charger source selector switch to starboard aft in engine room, 50 amp shore inlet transducer box aft in engine room, 110 & 220 volt systems
DC system: Eighteen Odyssey 12 volt sealed (PC1350) batteries dated 6-20-2011 in engine room center bilge, eight battery switches aft in engine room, two 8D sealed batteries and one switch below flybridge helm, 12 & 24 volt systems
Wiring: Multi-strand wires
Circuit protection: Generator and shore power main circuit breakers on both sides aft in engine room, two main isolation transformer circuit breakers to starboard forward in engine room, main panel to starboard in engine room includes three main AC and one main DC circuit breakers, branch AC & DC circuit breakers, three AC source selector switches, six AC voltmeters, five AC ammeters and one Hz meter, G.F.C.I. outlets, AC sub panels in pilothouse, panel to port of helm includes three DC ammeters and three DC voltmeters, subpanel in forward passageway.
Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cord, shore power inlet, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall the electrical system is in satisfactory condition, however, upon arrival to the vessel the starboard 50 amp shore power inlet’s circuit breaker was tripped and battery voltage was low per all meters.  Initially we could not cause the inverters to start charging and we needed to start the generators, to initiate charging of the batteries.  We briefly spoke to Mark of Mark’s Marine Electric (San Diego) who installed the inverters and he stated that they were installed to prevent tripping circuit breakers while running the air conditioners.  Throughout the survey the starboard isolation transformer’s circuit breaker tripped and was warm when operating the vessel with shore power.  The amperage on the meters was higher while the shore power was supplying electricity, versus the generators.  The aft transformer was also warm/hot.  After attempting to charge the batteries throughout the day of the survey the 24 volt meters indicated above 25 volts however the 12 volt meter remained below 11 volts.  There was an alarm buzzer on the pilothouse upon our arrival and it appears to return whenever AC power sources are switched.  There is a yellow blinking light in the engine room though its purpose is unknown.  The light illuminated intermittently throughout the day.  The condition and age of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection, though the batteries in the engine room are dated July 2011 and there is no date visible on the batteries visible on the flybridge.  The aft engine room 110/120 volt light switch is not functional.  There are two unused wires near the rudder feed back junction box adjacent to the port rudder.  There is corrosion on the top of the port underwater light.  Numerous lights were not functional including: starboard aft and port forward overhead deck lights, port and center DC lazarette lights, one port side AC engine room light, starboard side hardtop light, center forward overhead light on the California deck, one port and one starboard overhead saloon lights, one light to port and one light to starboard overhead in the master stateroom, the galley countertop light, one locker light in the starboard guest cabin, the starboard reading light in the crew cabin and several bilge area lights.  The broker and client noticed that the cockpit refrigerator “smoked” when energized.  The primary AC source selector switches are labeled “buss A” and “buss B” and there is no indication what systems, components or sub panels are “buss A” or “buss B”.  The B & G instruments throughout the vessel did not display much information.  The freezer in the utility room smells like fish.  Many of the air conditioners did not appear to get very cold.  The galley refrigerator has tape on the bottom edge and there was no ice or water in the door fixture.  The galley instant hot water device is inoperative.  The Northstar 941 GPS unit at the pilothouse helm did not energize.  There was no video information from one of the two flybridge cameras.  The starboard windshield wiper is inoperative.  We could not hear the fans in the master or starboard guest heads.  There is no reading on the computer monitor for the genset batteries.  Many of the light controllers are located below the formal dining room bench seat.

 

Summary: Satisfactory – Good

                       

SAFETY AND LIFE SAVING

 

Portable fire extinguishers: Two in engine room (10/08), two on flybridge, one in day head, one forward of engine room, one in master stateroom, one in galley, one at pilothouse helm, one in port cabin and one in captain’s locker
Fixed fire system: Kidde 487 series Halon 1301 with automatic engine room shut down, tag date – Oct. 2009
Flotation devices: One life ring, various type I & III below California deck settee
Horn/distress flares: Air horn, no flares seen
Navigational/anchor lights: Separate sidelights, stern, masthead/steaming, all around/anchor
Anchor & ground tackle: One anchor in lazarette, 80 KG Bruce bow anchor, integral anchor roller
Other equipment: Ship’s bell, Zodiac 8-person life raft tagged June 2009 with hydrostatic release, throw rope, emergency medical kit (not opened)
Comments: Safety equipment for fire fighting protection appears satisfactory however the extinguishers have not been inspected, tagged and maintained per N.F.P.A. recommendations. Personal flotation devices appear suitable for near coastal use, some devices are suitable for offshore use.  Distress signal flares were not located.  The horn is inoperative and the owner’s representative states that the compressor tank has a leak.  The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed and functional.  The steaming light is inoperative.  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.  The life raft and its hydrostatic do not have current certification.  There is no EPIRB aboard the vessel.

 

Summary: Satisfactory

                       

ACCESSORIES

 

Electronics:

 

Flybridge aft: B & G Hydra 2000 unit

 

Flybridge forward: Sea156 VHF, Furuno FCV-582 color video sounder, B & G Hydra 2,

B & G 20/20CD, Ritchie electronic compass, Ritchie compass, Furuno Navpilot autopilot, Furuno Navnet 3D with monitor, Sea 2250 HF/SSB controller, Seahail hailer

 

Master stateroom: B & G Hydra 2

 

Pilothouse: Northstar 941X GPS, computer with monitor, KVH Tracphone, Furuno radar, B & G wind direction, two B & G 20/20 CD and Hydra 2 unit, Ritchie compass, Ritchie electronic compass, Nobel Tec software, Furuno 3D unit, systems monitor with touch pad control, Sea 156 VHF, weather fax, printer

 

Captain’s Cabin: B & G Hydra 2 unit

 

General equipment:

 

Integral swim platform, boarding gates on both sides, nine opening hull side port lights, hydraulic capstan aft, dock cart, two portable boarding ladders, lazarette sump collector, two Imtra underwater lights, below deck cockpit freezer, cockpit courtesy lights, cockpit bait tank, American Bow thruster, cockpit sink, transom gasoline tank and pumping system, U-Line ULN-29RB-00 cockpit refrigerator, cockpit shower, cockpit floodlights, rod holders, cameras on aft deck, engine room and flybridge, Sea Recover water maker, UV water sterilizer, Centauri 12V/40A battery charger (generator), Speed Aire air compressor, Aqua Air marine air conditioner system, internal sea strainers, water pressure pumps with accumulator tanks, engine mounted instrumentation includes two digital tachometers, two engine oil pressure, two fuel pressure, one ammeter, two jacket water temperature, two transmission oil and temperature, two engine oil temperature and two engine hour meters, The Water Fixer ultra-violet water sterilizer, Ratelco FF2475 battery charger (not in use), Centaur 24V 30A battery charger (main engine), Charles Industries Smart boost two Victron Multi Plus 24V/3000 VA/70 amp inverter chargers, two Charles Industries transformers, generator control instrument in engine room include two temperature, two engine oil, two volts and two hour meters, Naiad fin stabilizers, Yamaha Wave Runner with HIN US-YAMA3070E202, plastic kayak, Caribe DL-17 rigid hulled inflatable tender with HIN VE-EMDD7013K405 (difficult to read), equipped with a 90 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard engine and serial number 61PL1032551, model F90TLR, chocks for tender and PWC, folding boarding steps (below flybridge bench seat), flybridge sink, three double burner flybridge Gaggenau grills, flybridge U-Line wind cooler, U-Line 29AD flybridge refrigerator, tuna tubes, flybridge courtesy lights, two Kobelt model 7175-M and 7175-S, two spotlights, Ratelco battery charger, flybridge fiberglass helm bench seat, California deck dinette, day head has electric head and sink, main deck courtesy lights, foredeck bench seat, three windshield wipers with washers, bow and cockpit freshwater and seawater fittings, hydraulic windlass, second folding anchor roller aligned with Line Druman windlass, satellite TV system, Vizio saloon TV on elevator, Philips DVD, Sony DVP-CX860 DVD, Sony 57R-D615 AV center, saloon window drapes, saloon sofa, saloon window blinds, intercom, ASKT700 clothes dryer, ASKW600 clothes washer, Sub Zero freezer, second sump in laundry room bilge, two Seaward H-2200 water heaters, cedar lined lockers with automatic locker lights, Vizio TV in master stateroom, Philips BDP5010 DVD, Sentry safe, air conditioner controllers in saloon, utility room, master stateroom, pilothouse, starboard cabin, port cabin, captain’s cabin and forward cabin, master head has Vacu-flush head, shower enclosure with two nozzles and two sinks (in separate rooms), formal dining table with four seats and bench, etched glass chandelier and etched glass separator in dining room, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, garbage disposal, galley instant hot water device, Asko dishwasher, Whirlpool trash compactor, Dacor oven and warming drawer, Gaggenau 4 burner electric stove, G.E. microwave oven, George Foreman grilling machine, toaster oven, galley exhaust fan, Stidd pilothouse helm chair, flybridge and pilothouse engine instrumentation is electronic, two Kloscan meters, dual pyrometers for engines, pilothouse rudder angle indicator, carpet runners, DC-DC converter, starboard cabin Magnavox TV/DVD and Sony stereo, starboard guest head includes shower/tub with spa nozzles, Vacu-flush head and sink, port cabin Magnavox TV/DVD and Sony stereo, port cabin head has fan and shower, Vacu-flush head and sink, electric waste discharge pump, two waste Y-valves, crew quarters microwave oven and U-Line refrigerator, Toshiba TV/VCR and Sony stereo in captain’s cabin, crew head has Vacu-flush head, fan, sink and shower enclosure, Sansui TV/DVD in forward cabin, line cutters on propeller shafts, zinc anodes on shafts, line cutters and hull bottom aft of keel (three plates)

SUMMARY

The vessel is a composite fiberglass motor yacht designed by Ed Monk Jr. and built in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A. The listing broker states that there have been two owners of the vessel and the listing describes an extensive system refit in 2010.  The vessel appears basically structurally and mechanically sound but exhibits deferred maintenance on cosmetics.  The current owner stated that the fin stabilizers’ size was increased at Newport Harbor Shipyard.  The current owner stated that the propulsion components were serviced at The Marine Group Boat Yard in San Diego, including laser alignment of the propeller shafts and replacement of the bearings in the struts and the stern tubes.  We did not obtain ownership and maintenance history.  We did not obtain any disclosure statement regarding any known problems with the vessel or any significant events in the vessel’s history, such as submersions, collisions, fires etc…  Upon completion of the recommendations, the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a coastal cruising motor vessel.

 

Overall Summary: Satisfactory – Good

VALUES

 

ACTUAL CASH VALUE NEW REPLACEMENT VALUE INVESTMENT
Removed for privacy Removed for privacy 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.  In most instances the data found while researching the value is stored in our file for this survey.  We primarily use market value analysis methodology for determination of value.

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

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

  1. Maintain the fixed and portable fire extinguishers per N.F.P.A. recommendations.
  2. Service and prove the horn and air compressor properly functional.
  3. Provide federally required, approved and current distress signal flares.
  4. Provide a suitable 406 MHz EPIRB.
  5. Maintain the life raft per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  6. Service and prove the steaming light properly functional.
  7. Learn how the fire fighting and emergency bilge pumping systems function and we encourage test operation of these systems and components.
  8. Determine the purpose of the yellow blinking light in the engine room and why it energized repetitively during the survey and address any deficiencies.
  9. Modify the HIN on the transom so that it is legible and complies with federal regulations.
  10. Replace the actuators for the cockpit freezer and lazarette access hatches.
  11. Repair the impact damage to the flybridge deck just forward of the tender.
  12. Determine the significance and source of the fluid below the flybridge refrigerator and clean the area below the flybridge refrigerator and below the flybridge settee to allow detection of any future accumulation of fluid.
  13. Repaint the nonskid deck surfaces as desired or as necessary.
  14. Assure that the batteries and charging system are suitable for continued use, particularly the 12 volt system which initially registered less than 11 volts and remained less than 11 volts after charging the batteries throughout the survey.
  15. As possible, determine why the main AC circuit breaker tripped, resulting in low battery voltage upon the surveyor’s arrival and eliminate the condition. Determine why the isolation transformer circuit breaker tripped repetitively, why it was warm and why the aft isolation transformer was warm throughout the survey. Eliminate deficiencies. Consult with a marine electrician as needed.
  16. Determine the significance of the two unused wires near the rudder angle indicator junction box adjacent to the port rudder and reconnect if/as needed.
  17. Replace the cockpit refrigerator which reportedly “smoked”.
  18. Determine what AC electrical components are “buss A” and “buss B”, as these are labels on the AC selector switches.
  19. Service and prove all B & G electronics functional and assure they are displaying all information which is available.
  20. The freezer unit forward of the utility room has a strong fish odor and may require replacement to eliminate the odor.
  21. Service all air conditioners as many did not appear to get sufficiently cold.
  22. Free up and prove the two hull bottom and one discharge “sea chest” through hull valves in the port lazarette functional. They were stiff and were not manipulated.
  23. Replace the port generator’s exhaust hose and the large hose on the port discharge “sea chest” to port in the lazarette (this may be the same hose).
  24. Service to eliminate the fuel leak on top of the port engine outboard and aft.
  25. Determine the source of the “oil” which has soaked two hoses in the port forward engine room bilge, service to eliminate the leaks and replace hoses if they are not fuel grade hose as they can deteriorate due to oil exposure.
  26. Clean the oil from the engine room bilge and service to eliminate any leaks.

 

  1. Determine the source of the “oil” below the hatch above the starboard propeller shaft seal.
  2. Service to eliminate the oil leak as indicated by stains on the back of the starboard transmission, clean stains to allow detection of any future leaks.
  3. Service and prove the stern capstan properly functional.
  4. Determine how to use the manual steering system flybridge and prove it functional.
  5. Determine the function of the switch and apparently the associated remote control in the port bow deck locker. This component is likely hydraulic.
  6. Assure that the noises from the hydraulic system are normal or address if/as necessary or desired.
  7. Service to eliminate the significant fluid leak from the starboard generator, clean spilt fluid (reportedly coolant) to allow detection of any future leaks.
  8. Service to eliminate the fuel leak near the fuel filter assembly to starboard aft in the engine room. Clean all spilt fuel to allow detection of any future leaks including fuel in the aft engine room bilge.
  9. As all fuel hoses are likely original, consult with a qualified expert to determine their condition and replace if/as necessary.
  10. Clean the fuel filter bowls and fuel as necessary. There is debris visible in several bowls.
  11. Display the documentation number and attach it to a structural member of the vessel per federal regulations.
  12. Determine the significance of the tape on the bottom edge of the galley refrigerator, address any deficiencies, and service the refrigerator so the icemaker and water dispenser are functional.
  13. Service and prove the galley instant hot water device functional.
  14. Service and prove the Northstar 941 GPS unit at the lower helm functional.
  15. Determine why there is higher amperage with the same load when power is supplied through the shore power system versus the generator and address any deficiencies.
  16. Determine why there is no reading on the computer monitor for the generator’s batteries and modify as necessary.
  17. Repair the ding on the trailing edge near the bottom of the port fin stabilizer.
  18. Repair the blisters on the keel. They were not counted but there are likely fifty blisters between one and three inches in diameter. When percussion tested, they sounded soft, indicating they are within the laminate. They were not probed.
  19. Repair the blisters on the fin stabilizers.         When percussion tested the blisters popped, indicating they are likely in external coatings.
  20. Following the survey the boatyard reportedly discovered water in the hull about through hulls located on the hull sides, just above the chine. The significance of this finding is beyond the scope of this survey.         Determine the significance and address appropriately.

 

 

 

NOTES

 

  1. Address the various external cosmetic deficiencies, most are listed under comments for hull and structure above.         They include: arcing rub marks above the starboard lower rub rail aft of amidships, small visible repairs between and below the aft two starboard side port lights, rub marks/scratches on the starboard side amidships above the boot stripe and below the second from forward port light, scratches between and above the forward two starboard port lights, rub marks on the starboard hull side forward, paint failing on both sides of the bow plank, dings and scrapes on both sides of the transom about the exhaust discharges, gelcoat shade differences and a scratch above the port lower rub rail, paint run on the port hull side amidships near the deck clearing port, paint blistering on the engine room door and about the saloon windows externally, paint failing on the engine room vent fittings on both sides of the superstructure aft, carpet wear and staining, and loose sideliner in the aft passageway.
  2. Repair the scrape damage to the starboard forward rub rail as desired. Replace the missing fasteners in the starboard rub rail aft of amidships as desired.
  3. Determine the significance of the brown fluid about the forward port side port light and repair the small nick in this location as desired.
  4. Address the small cracks at the corners of the port side boarding gate threshold as desired.
  5. Address the various cracks on the deck including at the radius between the cockpit deck and the refrigerator and engine room door.
  6. Repair the dents in the two starboard stanchions aft on the flybridge.
  7. Repair the minor impact damage on the starboard aft edge of the flybridge deck, aft of the safety rail.
  8. Repair the small crack at the junction between the superstructure and the flybridge deck to port on the California deck (pilaster).
  9. Properly secure the port wing door knob.
  10. Determine the significance of the alarm which sounded repeatedly on the pilothouse helm and address any deficiencies.
  11. Replace the 110/120 engine room light switch at the cockpit access to the engine room.
  12. Determine the source of the corrosion on top of the port underwater light, service to eliminate any leaks and repair any damage.
  13. Service and prove functional all of the inoperative lights, they include: starboard aft and port forward overhead deck lights, port and center DC lazarette lights, one port side AC engine room light, starboard side hardtop light, center forward overhead light on the California deck, one port and one starboard overhead saloon lights, one light to port and one light to starboard overhead in the master stateroom, the galley countertop light, one locker light in the starboard guest cabin, the starboard reading light in the crew cabin and several bilge area lights.
  14. Reconnect the bonding wire to the starboard strut; it is disconnected in the lazarette.
  15. Monitor the fiberglass repairs on the starboard engine’s fiberglass exhaust tube aft in the engine room, address any deficiencies. Consider inspections to determine the condition of the port exhaust tube as a result of the repairs to starboard.
  16. Repair the ding in the port fin stabilizer.
  17. Service and prove the cockpit shower functional.
  18. Assure that all water pressure pumps are properly functional and assure water pressure is suitable and as designed at all fixtures and showers.
  19. Consider obtaining a plumbing diagram for use in the maintenance and repair of the vessel to include tanks, valves and pumps.
  20. Determine how the cockpit fitting allows the water tanks to be filled through the UV sterilizer, as mentioned.
  21. Service and prove the freshwater and seawater deck fittings forward and aft functional.
  22. Service and prove the lazarette sump pump properly functional as it is currently inoperative.
  23. Repair the faucet handle and fixture in the crew’s shower as they are currently loose.
  24. Service the various stuck locker latches and replace the missing drawer latch below the captain’s berth.
  25. Service and prove the starboard cabin’s head door properly functional as it would not slide.
  26. Address the crazing of the foredeck hatches.
  27. Loosen and remove the hatch below the captain’s mattress and inspect the area below to inspect any deficiencies.
  28. Remove bedding from the most forward bilge and inspect and address any deficiencies.
  29. Service and prove the inoperative flybridge video camera functional.
  30. Service and prove the starboard windshield wiper properly functional.
  31. Assure that the exhaust fans in the master and starboard guest cabin heads are functional.
  32. There is minor impact damage on both transom corners, repair as desired.
  33. There are minor areas of hull bottom paint failure, including an area to starboard forward. Properly repair these areas before recoating with anti-fouling paint.
  34. The following components were not tested or inspected: all functions of bilge pumps, emergency bilge pump system, fire fighting system, port shore power cable and 30 amp shore power inlet, TV/telephone inlet, Tuna tube system, gasoline pumping system, cockpit below deck freezer, engines, gauges and controls, cockpit seawater and freshwater spigots, # 2 bait pump and seawater manifold, water maker, UV sterilizer, fuel transfer system, Wave Runner, tender and outboard engine, stabilizers, satellite TV, all functions of the entertainment system, intercom, all functions of electronics, smoke alarm system, dish washer, oven and warmer, satellite telephone, all transceivers, waste discharge pump. This list was provided to the client prior to the sea trial.

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 28th 2011

By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor                                                Date

S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301