35′ Cabo sportfisherman

27157 - Archer 002_500


Client: Removed for Privacy “RP”
Date of report: March 17th 2011
Our file #: 11 – 27157

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on March 14th 2011.


Builder: Cabo Yachts
Name: “RP”
Doc. #: “RP”
Hailing Port: Laguna Beach, CA
Model/type: Cabo 35/sportfisherman
Year: 2004 Engines: Two Caterpillars
Length: 35’ *
Draft: 3’
Beam: 13’ *
* listing specifications Weight: Unknown
Displacement: 20,000 lb. *


Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, not examined, blue anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, white gelcoat, blue boot stripe

Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, unknown core, molded pattern nonskid deck surface, white

Deck hardware: Set of cockpit cleats aft with gunnel hawes holes, set of foredeck cleats and chocks, stainless steel bow rail, set of amidships cleats, grab rails, foredeck hatch

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass hull liner, fiberglass stringers, unknown core

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood bulkheads (likely)

Layout/interior components: Flybridge sportfisherman, cockpit, ladder to port between cockpit and flybridge. Flybridge has helm aft and bench seat forward. Engines forward in cockpit with access via forward cockpit and aft saloon seat hatches and via bilge with saloon center aft sole access hatch. Hinged door between cockpit and saloon. Saloon has dinette to starboard; galley to port, down and forward from saloon is head to starboard, cabin to port with bunk berths and cabin forward with center forward berth

Bilge: Dry

Comments: The vessel was inspected while afloat. The hull bottom was not inspected. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull sides and transom are in good structural and cosmetic condition. There are scratches on the starboard hull side; the most significant scratches are forward. There is a group of radiating stress cracks on the port transom edge. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The deck and superstructure are in good structural and cosmetic condition. There is damage on the bottom of the bow plank. There is a repair on the starboard corner of the swim platform. 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 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. There are black stains on the starboard transom interior, below the transom door. There are rust stains in the bilge outboard, below the port fish box. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel is in good cosmetic condition. The interior carpet and upholstery exhibit wear related staining. We did not see a documentation number displayed aboard the vessel. 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.

Summary: Good


Main engines: Two Caterpillars C7, 453.6 hp @ 2800 rpm, 139 & 141 hours on meters

Engine application: Diesel, 6 cylinders, inboard, turbocharged, after cooled

Serial Numbers: S – M7A00136, P – M7A00134

Transmissions: ZF280-1A, ratio 1.483, port serial number 20038515, starboard serial number 20038512

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, remote plastic coolant reservoirs

Engine controls: Electronic controls, single lever, flybridge and cockpit stations

Exhaust systems: Wet system, insulated dry section at engines, flexible hoses, fiberglass tubes, thrust tubes, below waterline transom discharges

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: Blue Water Seal (brand) dripless propeller shaft seal, propulsion components not inspected

Steering system/rudder ports: Hydraulic system, single actuator, tie bar, fiberglass rudder tubes, unknown type of seal, flybridge station

Ventilation: Two engine room blowers

Generator: 7.6 KW Westerbeke, model 7.6BTD, serial number 54372, engine serial number 180374-E804

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, sound box, 322 hours on meter

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

Seawater systems: Reinforced hoses, double clamped connections

Bilge pumps: Rule 500 fully automatic aft in engine room, Rule 2000 submersible electric/automatic in forward engine room, Rule submersible electric/automatic in forward cabin bilge

Comments: The engines and transmissions were visually inspected and tested briefly at the dock. This survey is not a mechanical survey; please consult with a qualified technician for greater detail as to the condition of the machine systems. The engines were warm upon arrival and no cold start was witnessed. The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear good. There are crystalline deposits on top and on the port side of the starboard engine. There is oil on top and on the port side aft of the port engine. The engine controls were tested from both stations and functioned normally. The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed. There is minor soot visible on the starboard turbocharger. The propulsion components were not inspected. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated at the dock. The steering system functioned normally. The engine room blowers were energized. The generator was visually inspected, test operated and loaded. The generator functioned normally. There is staining in the generator’s drip pan. The through hulls were visually inspected and we attempted to manipulate the valves. The through hulls are in satisfactory condition. We could not move the valves on the main engines’ through hulls, the port bait tank through hull, or the wash down through hull. The handle on the refrigeration raw water intake through hull valve does not function normally. The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are in satisfactory – good condition. The electric bilge pumps were energized.

Summary: Good


Fuel: Fiberglass tank on centerline below cockpit sole, 400 gallon capacity *

Fill & vent: Deck fill fitting to starboard, forward of cockpit, flexible fuel grade hoses

Feed & return: Flexible hoses, Racor filters with vacuum gauges, valves on top aft edge of tank

Water: Deck fill fitting to starboard amidships, tank not seen, 100 gallon capacity

Holding: Plastic tank forward of generator in engine room, deck fitting to starboard amidships, unknown capacity

Comments: The fuel system including the tank, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. Where visible the fuel system components are in good condition. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water and holding) 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. Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey.

Summary: Good


AC system: Two 30A/125V shore power inlets to port aft in cockpit, shore power cord, 110/120 volt system

DC system: Five Lifeline GPL-31T sealed batteries in vented covered box forward in engine room bilge, two Lifeline GPL-3100T in separate boxes just aft, 12 volt batteries, five battery switches to port forward in engine room, 12 volt system

Wiring: Multi-strand wires

Circuit protection: Sub panel to port forward in engine room, G.F.C.I. outlet, main panel forward in saloon has AC & DC main circuit breakers, branch AC & DC circuit breakers, AC & DC voltmeters, AC & DC ammeters

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 good condition. The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. The center engine room light is inoperative. The cockpit bait tank light is inoperative. The radar antenna sounded loud when spinning, which may be indicative of a bearing problem. The cooling coil portion of the refrigerator is “iced over”.

Summary: Good


Portable fire extinguishers: Small dry chemical unit on flybridge – 2003, two dry chemical units below flybridge bench seat in box

Fixed fire system: Fireboy CG2-375-FE241 with tag date Dec. 2007

Flotation devices: One type IV, five adult type I, two adult type II

Horn/distress flares: Current flares (June 2011), air horn

Navigational/anchor lights: Separate sidelights, combination anchor/steaming lights, stern light

Anchor & ground tackle: Fortress FX-18 anchor in lazarette, chain and line rode, 10 KG Bruce (claw type) anchor, chain rode

Other equipment: First aid kit, life saving rescue tube, 406 MHz EPIRB battery date Sept. 2014, Zodiac SY class V life raft service due June 2011, rescue pod with certification date June 2011

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 are suitable for offshore use. Current distress signal flares are aboard. A suitable sound signaling device is aboard. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed and 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. The hydrostatic release mechanism on the life raft is expired.

Summary: Good


General equipment: Fiberglass swim platform, transom door, cockpit cover, fiberglass bow plank with anchor roller, cockpit bolster cushions, cockpit bait tank, internal sea strainers, Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper water maker, Seaward S-1200-E water heater, electric macerator waste discharge pump, Ultra-Max water pressure pump with accumulator tank, oil X-Change-R system, Glacier Marine refrigeration, Newmar PT-70a battery charger, engine room lights, saloon window blinds, fresh and raw water cockpit spigots, transom bait tank, two transom underwater lights, fish cutting board, two fish boxes, two fish box macerator discharge pumps, two bait pumps, cockpit courtesy lights, port fish box freezer, TV/telephone inlet, cockpit shower fixture, raw water wash down pump, propeller shaft brushes (galvanic corrosion system), aft floodlights, catch bag, flybridge hardtop with isinglass enclosure, outriggers, remote controlled spotlight, Lewmar two direction windlass with foredeck and flybridge switches, two Furuno Navnet 3D units with 120 mile radars, chart plotter and sounder, flybridge engine instrumentation includes two Caterpillar electronic displays, fuel tank level gauge, Standard Quantum GX2360S VHF, Furuno RD-30 multi-function instrument, Simrad AP20 autopilot, stereo/CD, two flybridge pedestal chairs, Ritchie compass, flybridge bench seat, various rod holders including a rocket launcher, satellite telephone, galley sink, dinette, Panasonic microwave oven, Sole TV, Kenyon 2 burner electric stove, Coolmatic refrigerator, Direct TV satellite tv box, Sea Tel TV at sea control panel, Sony CD/stereo, Standard Horizon Ram Mic VHF, Cruisair air-conditioner, Prowatt 300 inverter (behind distribution panel), water tank level gauge, generator instrumentation includes temperature, oil, volts and hour meter, head has shower enclosure, Vacu-flush head and sink, holding tank full indicator light, head vent fan, fishing poles, Hawaiian sling, Pooh Bear blanket, sump collector and pump, second Sole TV forward


The vessel is a production fiberglass sportfisherman equipped with two diesel engines and a diesel generator. The purchase, ownership and maintenance history was not obtained. No disclosure statement was obtained regarding any known problems with the vessel or any significant events in the vessel’s history, such as submersions, collisions, fires etc… The vessel is basically structurally and mechanically sound. The vessel appears actively and well maintained and exhibits limited usage.

Overall Summary: Good



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. Maintain the fixed and portable fire extinguishers per N.F.P.A. recommendations.
2. Replace the hydrostatic release on the life raft.
3. Service the refrigerator as a result of the “icing over” of the refrigeration element.
4. Determine the significance of the noise from the radar antenna, service if/as necessary.
5. Service and prove the center engine room light properly functional.
6. Service and prove all through hull valves properly functional including the wash down pump, port bait tank, refrigeration and both engines’ through hull valves.
7. Display the documentation number per federal regulations.
8. Address the minor soot on the starboard turbocharger, service to eliminate the weep and clean soot to allow detection of any future weeps.


1. Address the scratches on the hull side, particularly to starboard forward as desired.
2. Repair the damage on the bottom of the bow plank.
3. Repair the damage on the port transom corner including the radiating stress cracks.
4. Monitor prior repairs on the starboard swim platform corner, further repair if necessary or as desired cosmetically.
5. Address cosmetic issues with the interior upholstery and carpet as desired.
6. Determine the significance of the black stains on the starboard transom interior, service to eliminate any weeps or leaks and clean stains to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
7. Determine the significance of the rust stains in the bilge outboard and aft below the port fish box. Service to eliminate any weeps or leaks and clean stains to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
8. Service as a result of crystalline deposits on top and on the port side of the starboard engine.
9. Service as a result of oil on top and to port aft on the port engine. Service to eliminate any leaks and clean oil to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
10. Determine the significance of the staining in the generator’s drip pan, service to eliminate any weeps or leaks and clean stains to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks. The generator’s exhaust elbow was not accessible.
11. Service and prove the cockpit bait tank locker properly functional.
12. The following components were not tested or inspected: engines underway, autopilot, satellite phone, trim tabs, cockpit shower (no hose), satellite tv/receiver, water maker, macerator pump, oil change system, tv/phone inlet, lower shore power inlet, shore power cord

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.

________________________________ March 17th 2011
By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor Date
S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301