26′ Cal sailboat


Client: Removed for Privacy “RP”
Date of report: August 20, 2013

Our File #: 13 – 28000

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on August 16, 2013 while the vessel was hauled at XXX National City, California and while afloat in National City, California and the client attended.


Builder: Jensen Marine
”Model/type: Cal 25 / sailboat
Reg. #: “RP
Name: “RP”
Hailing Port: N/A
Year: 1969 Engine: Honda 5 h.p. outboard
Length: 26
Draft: 4’ *
Beam: 8’ *
Weight: Travel lift scale not operational
* Sailboatdata.com


Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, fin keel, encased ballast, spade rudder
Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, white gelcoat, blue boot stripe
Decks: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, blue non skid finish
Deck hardware: Cleat sets on bow and stern, bow pulpit and stern pulpit (1” stainless pipe), single lifeline, four stanchions, deck hatch forward of the mast
Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass, unknown core
Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood, interior is finished wood
Layout/interior components: Galley to starboard, settee on port, V-berth and head forward, pilot berth aft and to starboard
Bilge: Dry with only some dirt


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 marginal condition, most of the bottom paint is missing. The keel flexed side to side 3 to 4 inches (on the bottom). This flex originated at the hull to keel transition. The forward bulkhead and floor tabbing has separated from the hull. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull sides and transom are in marginal condition. The hull to deck joint along the transom is separating. The gelcoat has heavy oxidation. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The deck is in satisfactory condition. 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. There is one port light on the starboard side that has a cracked lens. 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 no water. The interior of the vessel is in satisfactory cosmetic condition. This survey is not a mold inspection. The condition of the coring, in the deck, and elsewhere as applicable, is beyond the scope of this inspection.

Summary: Marginal




Main engine: Honda 5 h.p. outboard
Engine application: Gasoline, two stroke, transom mounted
Serial Number: BADS2303080
Transmission: N/A
External/peripherals: N/A
Engine controls: On outboard
Exhaust systems: Contained in outboard
Propulsion gear/shaft logs: N/A
Steering system/rudder ports: Tiller steering, fiberglass raised stern tube, plastic bearing, fiberglass space type rudder (unknown core)
Ventilation: None
Generator: N/A
Through hulls & components: Bronze, ball and gate valves
Location of through hulls as visible in travel lift slings: Port – ¾” aft of beam, Starboard – ½” aft of beam, ½” at beam, knot log forward of the keel
Seawater systems: Reinforced hoses, single clamped connections

Bilge pumps: Manual in cockpit

Comments: The engine was visually inspected. The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engine appear satisfactory. The engine controls were not tested. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated. The steering system functioned normally. The through hulls are in satisfactory condition. The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are in satisfactory condition. The head through hull valves located under the V-berth are not connected to hoses. There is a “T” fitting under the galley sink that has small hose pushed into a larger hose and it is sealed with electrical tape. The manual bilge pump was not tested.

Summary: Satisfactory



Fuel: Two portable tanks, five gallon and three gallon in starboard lazarette
Fill & vent: N/A
Feed: Flexible fuel feed hose is Coast Guard approved for exterior use
Water: Plastic rotomolded ten gallons under V-berth, fill is on the tank
Holding: N/A

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 good condition. The tanks are in a common area with the rest of the boat. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water) and hoses is beyond the scope of this survey. Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity.

Summary: Marginal



AC system: N/A
DC system: No batteries onboard
Wiring: Tinned
Circuit protection: N/A

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cord, shore power inlet, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were not tested. Overall the electrical system is in marginal condition. The A/C connection is a loose cord inside the V-berth.

Summary: Marginal



Portable fire extinguishers: None
Fixed fire system: None
Flotation devices: One type III, one type IV
Horn/distress flares: None
Navigational/anchor lights: Bow port and starboard combination, separate stern, steaming, anchor light
Anchor & ground tackle: 5” Danforth on the bow, ½” anchor line unknown length
Other equipment: N/A

Comments: Safety equipment for firefighting protection is not present. Personal flotation devices appear satisfactory for near coastal use. Current distress signal flares are not aboard. No sound signaling device is aboard. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed, but not functional. 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: Faulty



Mast & rig type: Aluminum mast, sloop rigged, single spreader
Standing rigging: 1 x 19 stainless steel multi strand wires, swage end fittings, one upper, one lower, split backstay
Hardware: Turning blocks on cabin top
Winches: Four Barlow winches
Sails: Main sail

Comments: The mast and associated rigging were visually inspected from the deck level only. The age of the standing rigging is unknown. Overall the sailing system is in marginal condition. The standing rigging is loose and rust stained. There is very little running rigging on the boat.

Summary: Marginal


General equipment: Maxima stereo / tape deck, port-a-potty


The vessel is a 1969 production boat designed by William Lapworth and built by Jensen Marine, Costa Mesa, California. There has been little to no upgrades or maintenance according to the current owner. The interior spaces are mostly bare.

Overall Summary: Marginal


$1,000 approx. $95,000 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. Repair loose tabbing on the forward bulkhead and sole.
2. Monitor hull and keel flex.
3. Permanently cap through hull valves associated with the head plumbing.
4. Correct the hose connection under galley sink.
5. Remove fuel containers from common areas in the boat.
6. Install a marine grade shore power connection and circuit breaker per ABYC recommendations.
7. Provide legally required portable fire extinguishers.
8. Provide federally required and approved distress flares.
9. Repair the navigation lights and comply with Federal regulations.
10. Have a sound producing device aboard to meet Federal regulations.
11. Double clamp all hoses connected to through hull valves at all connections that the second clamp can fit on the fitting.


1. Consider having bottom paint applied to the hull bottom.
2. Replace the broken lens on the starboard port light.
3. Have the standing rigging tuned.

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.

________________________________ August 20, 2013
By: Mr. Bradley Destach, Surveyor Date
S.A.M.S. – Associate