61′ Mikelson pilothouse sportfisherman

61 Fidara500


Client: Removed for Privacy “RP”
Date of report: March 14th 2011

Our file #: 11 – 27155

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on March 10th 2011 while the vessel was hauled at Ensenada, Mexico and while afloat in slip Ensenada, Mexico and Capt. XXXX attended.


Builder: Fidara (Malaysia)/Mikelson
Year: 2004
Doc. #: “RP”
Name: “RP”
Hailing Port: “RP”
HIN: “RP” (Document)
Model/type: Mikelson 61 PH/SF
Length: 61’ *
Draft: 4’ 9” *
Beam: 18’ 8”
* Weight: 66,650 lb.
Displacement: 70,000 lb. *
Engines: Two Caterpillars

* listing specifications


Keel & bottom: Composite fiberglass construction, unknown core, hard chine with spray chine forward that angles upward aft, lifting strake forward, keel aft, propeller tunnels, black anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Composite fiberglass construction, blue with silver boot stripe, coring unknown

Decks & superstructure: Composite fiberglass construction, coring unknown, molded nonskid deck surface, white, teak deck in cockpit, blue and silver stripe about superstructure and black areas about windows

Deck hardware: Stainless steel bow rail, set of stern hawes pipes and horn cleats, two sets of side cleats, set of bow cleats, grab rails, bow plank, three foredeck hatches, foredeck locker for windlass, watertight wing door to starboard in pilothouse

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass encased stringers, unknown core

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Unknown construction material for bulkheads

Layout/interior components: Flybridge, cockpit, pilothouse sport fisherman, ladder and hatch aft in flybridge lead to hard top. Hardtop has “marlin tower”
with helm station. Flybridge has helms forward and aft, dinette to port aft and sofa to starboard forward. Ladder to starboard aft from flybridge to cockpit, hatch and steps to port forward lead from flybridge down to pilothouse. Cockpit has transom door to starboard, day head to port forward, lifting centerline forward steps provide access to engine room, three deck hatches provide access to lazarette, sliding door on centerline forward leads to saloon. Steps up on both sides of cockpit forward lead to walk around decks. Saloon has bar to port aft and sofas to starboard aft, engine room under saloon. Steps to port forward in saloon lead up to pilothouse, galley to starboard aft on pilothouse level, dinette to port forward and helm forward. Wing door to starboard from pilothouse to exterior deck, steps to starboard from pilothouse to landing. Aft from landing is master stateroom with center island berth aft and ensuite head to starboard forward. Up steps and forward from landing is port cabin with bunk berths, starboard head and cabin forward. Forward cabin has forward center island berth and second door to head.

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 structural condition. The anti-fouling paint is thin; it is scheduled to be painted while hauled. There were several groups of small (less than 1/3” in diameter) blisters. Several were probed and they originated within the anti-fouling paint. There are minimal larger (over 1” in diameter) blisters about the struts and the bow thruster. These blisters were not probed. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded as possible. The afloat portion of the survey was performed with the starboard hull side toward the dock and the vessel was not turned during the survey. The hull sides and transom are in good structural and satisfactory – good cosmetic condition. The hull sides are blue and there is visible “print through”. There was no visible HIN on the transom. There are “fade lines” visible on both sides of the transom. There are small cracks and prior repairs at the transom door threshold. The exterior fitting for the starboard transom hawes pipe is loose. There are two small rectangular patches on the port transom corner. The starboard hull side engine room vent cowling is cracked in several places. There are minor scratches visible on the starboard hull side forward. There are small areas of dark discoloration (blotches) on the starboard hull side aft. There are at least two anomalies visible on the starboard hull side; they are circles within circles, in a shape similar to a through hull. They have been painted over, one is visible to starboard above the forward sling mark and one is visible between the port lights. There are weep stains through transom fittings, particularly through the port trim tab penetrations. There are small cracks visible by the port swim platform safety rail base. The core has been removed about through hulls located to starboard forward near the chine; coring has not been removed about the hull bottom through hulls. The existence of coring is beyond the scope of this inspection. There is an approximately 18” long x 3” high rectangular patch visible by the port aft sling mark. There is a patch on the bow on both sides, just above the boot stripe. There are repairs visible on both corner edges of the swim platform. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The deck and superstructure are in good structural and cosmetic condition. There are small voids in the “toe rail” by the second from aft port side safety rail stanchion base. The fiberglass is damaged about the foredeck locker hinges; the hinges are stiff and corroded. The deck support located outboard of the starboard transmission is loose and missing several fasteners. 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. There is no strut for the center lazarette access hatch. The glass for the foredeck hatches is crazed. The port foredeck locker hatch’s actuator will not hold up the hatch. 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 captain found water in the forward head during the survey. The captain stated that the head was dry when he arrived at the vessel prior to the survey. The carpet in the passageway and forward cabin was wet, from the same source and the captain determined the water was salt water. The port cabin door latch was stuck; the door remained open and was not closed during the survey. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel are in good – excellent cosmetic condition. This survey is not a mould inspection. The condition of the coring, in the hull, stringers, deck, and elsewhere as applicable, is beyond the scope of this inspection.

Summary: Good


Main engines: Two Caterpillar model C-18, 746.5 KW/1001 h.p. @ 2300 rpms,
1475 & 1470 hours on meters

Engine application: Diesel, inboard, 6 cylinders, twin turbochargers, after cooled, engine hour meters: 1473 & 1467

Serial Numbers: S – CKH00386, P – CKH00388

Transmissions: ZF model 550A, ratio 1.97:1, starboard serial number 20037844, port serial number 200378845

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, plastic remote coolant reservoirs, hydraulic PTOs aft on both transmissions

Engine controls: Twin Disc EC-200 electronic controls with cockpit, tower, flybridge forward, flybridge aft

Exhaust systems: Wet system, flexible “high temperature” hoses, fiberglass tubes, hull bottom discharges outboard in lazarette and pressure relief tubes to aft hull side discharges, inline fiberglass mufflers

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: Dripless shaft seals, ???” diameter stainless steel propeller shafts, one stainless steel strut per shaft, four blade bronze counter rotating propellers, no visible size markings, number on port propeller 0307032

Steering system/rudder ports: Dripless rudder seals, Hynautic hydraulic system, two actuators, Simrad FU50 jog sticks in cockpit, aft flybridge and at tower stations, wheel control at flybridge forward and aft stations and at marlin tower station, stainless steel rudders, reservoir under flybridge sink

Ventilation: Lazarette blower, engine room blowers and two fans

Generator: 20 KW Northern Lights, model M844LK.3 and serial number 8442-31786C, to port in lazarette, 1630 hours on meter
External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, sound box

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

Location of through hulls as visible in travel lift slings: Port – transducer and extending sonar transducer amidships, one aft of amidships with screen, fin stabilizers aft of amidships, three inboard of propeller shaft with screens, exhaust discharge aft, one aft, Starboard – bow thruster, two forward of amidships with screens, three forward of amidships at chine, transducer amidships, one aft of amidships with screen, fin stabilizer aft of amidships, three inboard of propeller shaft with screens, exhaust discharge aft

Seawater systems: Reinforced hoses, single and double clamped connections

Bilge pumps: Rule 3700 submersible electric automatic forward in lazarette, one forward in engine room, one below master berth, one in passageway bilge

Comments: The engines and transmissions were visually inspected and tested during a sea trial. 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 external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear good. There is surface corrosion forward and outboard on the starboard engine, including the heat exchanger, alternator and motor mount. The engine controls were tested from all stations and functioned normally. The engines were started cold and started quickly. The exhaust smoke opacity was normal. During the sea trial the top speed of the vessel was 23 knots and the top speed of the engines was 2200 rpms, per the tachometers. The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed. The engines’ engine room exhaust components are mostly wrapped with orange tape. There are rust stains at a support for the starboard exhaust tube, indicative of a leak. There was a small water leak witnessed at the starboard engine’s lazarette exhaust components while underway. There is rust on a fitting on the bottom aft edge of the starboard engine’s muffler; the port muffler was not accessible. There is corrosion on boost coolers located on both sides outboard and forward in the lazarette. 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 satisfactory – good condition. The starboard propeller has several dings on the blade edges and one blade exhibited run out of approximately 1/3”. The starboard propeller shaft’s zinc anode has slid back and is in contact with the strut. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated. The steering system did not function normally. The steering reservoir (below flybridge sink) had no pressure, per the gauge, and the fluid level is half full (optimistically speaking). The steering wheel at the marlin tower is extremely soft and the flybridge steering wheels are firm. Both rudder seals are leaking water and there are rust stains about the rudder seals. There is an unknown yellow fluid (oil) in the center aft bilge. There was corrosion on fittings for the steering system aft of the trim tab pump. The engine room blowers were energized. There are no screens covering the engine room fans and this condition presents a personal injury risk. The generator was visually inspected, test operated and loaded. The generator functioned normally. The generator’s exhaust mixing elbow is cracked. There are stains below the generator’s raw water pump; it is difficult to access. The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated. The through hulls are in satisfactory condition. We could not move the starboard forward through hull in the group of through hulls forward in the lazarette. One of the through hulls to port in this group of through hulls has a loose valve handle. The undersigned could not close the starboard engine’s through hull valve. The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are satisfactory. There is corrosion on a metal drain manifold on the interior center of the transom. There is an unsecured sea strainer on the centerline forward in the lazarette bilge. There is water in the forward lazarette bilge. The three of the four electric bilge pumps were energized with their float switches. The forward/companionway bilge pump is inoperative. There are small holes in the discharge hose at the forward engine room bilge pump.

Summary: Good


Fuel: 333 gallon fiberglass tank on centerline aft, 1520 gallon fiberglass tank forward of engine room, 1,800 gallon capacity *

Fill & vent: Two deck fill fittings to starboard and one to port, fill hoses not seen

Feed & return: Flexible hoses, copper tubes, Racor filters with vacuum gauge

Water: 250 gallon fiberglass tank in bilge between engines, deck fill fitting to port forward of cockpit

Holding: Fiberglass tank below master berth, 100 gallon capacity *

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 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; the tank one and tank two indications on the tank tender unit are questionable. The fish box drain hose is disconnected from the fish box. There are rusted hose clamps on discharge hoses at a manifold to starboard forward and outboard in the lazarette, behind the starboard engine’s exhaust components. A gasoline outboard engine and a portable fuel tank are stored to port in the lazarette. There is chafe damage on an unsupported PVC fitting for a drain manifold to port aft in the lazarette; it is chafing on the hull side exhaust discharge fitting. There is a similar unsupported PVC manifold to starboard. A water connection at the water heater is leaking. The starboard cockpit seawater hose valve is on. The bow freshwater hose valve is on. The carpet in the passageway and forward cabin was wet and there is water on the forward head sole; the source of the water is unknown. There was no hot water from the instant hot faucet of the galley sink. The forward bidet is inoperative. There is an odor about the holding tank.

Summary: Good


AC system: 220 volt circuit breaker center aft lazarette, 50A/125/250V inlet in port foredeck locker, 110 & 220 volt system, 50A/125/250V cord on cable caddy to port on transom

DC system: 12 volt system, four 6 volt Lifeline AGM batteries in covered box to starboard forward in lazarette, sealed 12 volt battery in secure, covered box aft of gen set, two 6V and one 12V AGM batteries to starboard aft in engine room, six Lifeline AGM 6 volt and one 8D battery to port aft in engine room, three battery switches to port aft in engine room, battery switch at pilothouse DC panel

Wiring: Multi-strand wires

Circuit protection: G.F.C.I. outlets, sub panel forward in cockpit, flybridge sub panel, AC & DC distribution panels to starboard of pilothouse helm, DC panel includes sub panel circuit breakers, branch circuit breakers, voltmeter and ammeter, AC panel includes source selector switch, two voltmeters, two ammeters, main circuit breakers and branch circuit breakers

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 – good condition. The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. There is a wire connection near the Eskimo ice chipper which is unsupported, utilizes wire nuts and has exposed conductors. The lazarette freezer exhibits rust. The starboard lazarette batteries are contained in a box, but the batteries are not secured well. The transom bait tank lights are inoperative. The starboard forward and port aft engine room lights are inoperative. There is a terminal on the 8D battery to port aft in the engine room which has six conductors connected and the terminal fastener is not secured well. The cockpit sink disposal sounds bad. The windlass did not energize. The spotlight illuminated but did not move. The autopilot did not function properly and exhibited an error message “J50 current overload”. The steering jog controls were not tested as a result. We could not determine if the trim tabs functioned while underway (no apparent change in boat’s attitude), they were not tested while hauled. They are slightly extended. The saloon icemaker is “iced over”. The port windshield wiper is not functioning properly; the washer tubes are tied onto the wipers. The indicator lights on the starboard side of the DC electric panel are inoperative. There was a loose AC outlet panel below the vanity in the master stateroom. One light in the forward head is inoperative. The G.F.C.I. outlet in the forward head did not trip. The port and starboard forward lights in the forward cabin are inoperative; they were tested at the end of the survey with no AC power available. The starboard inverter controller illuminated a fault light and did not energize the panel as designed.

Summary: Good


Portable fire extinguishers: Dry chemical in galley (2004)

Fixed fire system: Sea Fire FE700M in lazarette, Fireboy MAZ-1200-FE241 in engine room manufactured 1-22-02

Flotation devices: Numerous PFDs in lazarette freezer and below saloon sofa

Horn/distress flares: Air horn, flares aboard (expired), canister air horn

Navigational/anchor lights: Separate sidelights, masthead/steaming light, stern light, all around/anchor light

Anchor & ground tackle: Unknown type anchor, chain, through hull roller

Other equipment: High water alarm, 406 MHz EPIRB with hydrostatic release, abandon ship kit (not opened), 6 person Winslow life raft

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. Current distress signal flares are not aboard. A handheld canister air horn is aboard; the fixed air horn is not functional. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed. The port and stern navigational lights are inoperative. The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory. The windlass did not energize and we could not access the anchor rode locker through the mirrors in the forward cabin. The client stated the windlass is reliably functional. The EPIRB battery expired in 2009; there was no visible date on the hydrostatic release. A dry chemical fire extinguisher on the flybridge was discharged. Service is due on the life raft as of May 2010. The (bilge) “pump four” indicator light at the indicator panel to starboard on the pilothouse helm illuminated intermittently. We could not pull out the boarding ladder. The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good


Navigational & operational electronics:

Cockpit: Northstar 6000i chart plotter, ICOM IC-M602 VHF, cockpit monitor

Tower: Northstar 6000i chart plotter

Flybridge: three video monitors, 96 mile Furuno radar, Furuno scanning sonar, Northstar 6000i chart plotter, Simrad AP50 autopilot, two ICOM IC-M602 VHF radios, Ritchie Powerdamp compass

Pilothouse: three video monitors, sonar and radar controllers, Northstar 6000i chart plotter, two ICOM IC-M602 VHFs, Simrad AP50 autopilot
General equipment: Fiberglass swim platform, swim platform safety rails, electric shore power cable caddy, boarding ladder, fish box, Village Marine Tec STW800 watermaker, raw water wash down pump, fuel transfer pump, Eskimo ice chipper, fish box with sump collector and pump, lazarette freezer, Reverso oil change system, Mach 5 water pressure pump, lazarette generator instrumentation includes temperature, oil, volts and hour, inflatable tender (rolled up and not opened), 4 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard engine model F4MSHZ with serial number 68DS 001719, Bauer Junior II air compressor (scuba tank air fill), C-Power ISO Boost 50 transformer, double transom bait tank, two transom underwater lights, tool box, Lewco FS1280 ACD battery charger, four engine room cameras, Wesmar fin stabilizers, Force 10 20-gallon water heater, engine hour meters, two Xantrex Prosine Sine Wave Inverter/charger 3.0 inverters, Alpine amplifier, cockpit sink with garbage disposal, day head has Tecma electric head and shower fixture and bidet fixture, courtesy lights, Sony CDX-GT520 cockpit stereo/CD, tackle locker, cockpit icebox, plastic cutting board, double spreader outriggers, three windshield wipers, port and starboard cockpit seawater hoses, two direction electric windlass, bow freshwater and seawater spigots, remote controlled spotlight, Mikelson marlin tower with seat, shade and helm station, tower engine instrumentation includes two tachometers with hour meters, two oil psi. and two temperature, tower bow thruster control, three video monitor controllers, flybridge venturi windscreen, two Stidd flybridge pedestal chairs, flybridge forward engine instrumentation includes two electronic multi-function, two tachometers and two sets of oil, temperature, gear oil and gear temperature, forward camera, flybridge camera, Sony flybridge stereo, two flybridge bench seats, flybridge carpet, flybridge rod locker and fishing gear, Marine Air air-conditioners with three controllers in saloon, master, port cabin and forward cabin, aft flybridge helm includes thruster controller and engine instrumentation with two tachometers, two oil and two temperature, Cal Flame electric flybridge grill, saloon bar with sink and U-Line icemaker, two bar stools, saloon window blinds, humidor and extensive cigar themed items, entertainment system, ISE instant hot water device, four burner GE stove, GE microwave oven, GE Half Pint microwave oven, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Sub Zero 700TC refrigerator/freezer, Kevrig coffeemaker, dinette, Alpine amplifier (below dinette), Stidd pilothouse helm chair, pilothouse engine instrumentation includes two electronic multi-function instruments, two tachometers and two sets of engine oil, engine temperature, gear oil and gear temperature gauges, two inverter controllers, four tank Tank Tender level indication, alarm and indicator panel, Sony stereo in pilothouse, Newmar regulated power supply, various fishing art, Splendide 2000S combination clothes washer and dryer, master head has shower stall, sink, & Tecma electric head, waste Y valve, opening port lights, turtle whistle, Toshiba TV/VCR/DVD, sump collector below master berth, Amsec safe, cedar lined lockers, automatic locker lights, Nutone ship’s vacuum, forward head has shower enclosure, sink & Tecma electric head, Kenwood Stereo/CD in port cabin, Wesmar V2-10 bow thruster, forward cabin has Toshiba TV, Sony DVD, Kenwood stereo and satellite TV box, trim tabs, zinc anodes on transom, tabs and propeller shafts


The vessel is a composite fiberglass flybridge cockpit sportfishing vessel equipped with a pilothouse. Mikelson Yachts are designed by Tom Fexas. The vessel was built in Malaysia. The client is the original and sole owner, and reports that the engines, transmissions and generator are original. The client reports no significant problems with the vessel or any significant events in the vessel’s history, such as submersions, collisions, fires, etc. The ownership and maintenance history is unknown. The vessel is basically structurally and mechanically sound. Upon completion of the recommendations the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a coastal cruising and sportfishing vessel.

Overall Summary: Good


ACTUAL CASH VALUE – $1,050,000

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 portable and fixed fire extinguishers per N.F.P.A. recommendations.
2. Provide current distress signal flares. If the vessel is to be brought into the United States, provide (U.S.A.) federally required, approved and current distress signal flares.
3. Maintain the EPIRB, its battery and the hydrostatic release per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
4. Service the life raft per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
5. Maintain the abandoned ship kit properly.
6. Provide and install screens on the engine room fans to prevent personal injury.
7. Service and prove the port navigational light properly functional.
8. Service and prove the stern light properly functional.
9. Service and prove the horn properly functional.
10. Replace the dry chemical fire extinguisher on the flybridge, it is discharged. Assure the vessel has the minimally required number of fire extinguishers and locate them appropriately.
11. Free up and prove the boarding ladder properly functional, it was seized and would not pull out.
12. Display the hull identification number per federal regulations.
13. Properly secure the starboard transom hawes pipe’s external fitting.
14. Provide and install a strut for the center lazarette deck hatch.
15. Properly secure the support post outboard of the starboard transmission. Address any deficiencies causing this post to become loose as applicable.
16. Service to eliminate the water leak at the starboard engine’s exhaust components to starboard in the lazarette. Clean the stains to allow detection of any future leaks.
17. Assure that the through hulls installed below the chine have been installed properly with the coring removed about the through hulls and that no water intrusion into the core has occurred. Coring has been removed about the through hulls near the chine to starboard forward and has not visibly been removed at other through hulls.
18. Properly make the AC wire connection with the Eskimo ice chipper, comply with A.B.Y.C. recommendations. The electrical connection utilizes wire nuts, is not secure or contained within the housing and has an exposed conductor.
19. Properly secure the 6 volt batteries to starboard forward in the lazarette.
20. Service and prove the starboard forward and port aft engine room lights properly functional.
21. Move excessive conductors secured to the battery terminal on the 8D battery to port in the engine room. Connect no more than four conductors to any battery terminal, per A.B.Y.C. recommendations.
22. Service and prove the windlass properly functional. It is likely functional and was operator error.
23. Service and prove the spotlight properly functional.
24. Service and prove the autopilot properly functional.
25. Service and prove the saloon icemaker properly functional; it was iced over.
26. Service and prove the indicator lights on the starboard side of the DC distribution panel properly functional.
27. Properly secure the loose AC outlet panel below the vanity in the master stateroom.
28. Replace the G.F.C.I. outlet in the forward head; it would not trip.
29. Determine the significance of the fault light illuminated on the starboard inverter controller and eliminate the problem. Prove the inverters properly functional.
30. Address corrosion on the drain manifold on the interior center of the transom.
31. Service and prove both rudder ports properly functional, both are leaking water. Clean stains to allow detection of any future leaks.
32. Free up and prove the through hull valve to starboard of centerline forward in the lazarette bilge.
33. Service the through hull valve which has a loose handle to port of centerline forward in the lazarette bilge.
34. Properly secure the unsecured sea strainer located forward in the center lazarette bilge.
35. Replace the generator’s mixing elbow, it is cracked.
36. Determine if the starboard engine’s exhaust system is compromised and leaking, service any leaks and remove stains and corrosion to allow detection of any future leaks. Corrosion is visible on the support mechanism outboard of the starboard transmission. Determine the significance of the orange tape wrapped around the exhaust components for both engines and effect proper repairs if/as needed.
37. Free up and prove the starboard engine’s raw water intake through hull valve properly functional.
38. Replace the discharge hose for the forward engine room bilge pump, the current hose has holes.
39. Service and prove the steering system properly functional. Refill the reservoir to a proper level of fluid and pressure, prove the steering system properly functional at all stations. Eliminate any leaks in the system.
40. Service and prove the companionway bilge pump properly functional.
41. Repair the damage to the starboard propeller.
42. Remove the gasoline in the outboard engine and any gasoline in portable tanks stored in the bilge.
43. Replace the chafe damaged and unsupported PVC drain manifold to port aft in the engine room, it is chafing on the engine exhaust fitting. Redesign these components to prevent damage and provide proper support.
44. Eliminate the water leak at a fitting near the water heater. Clean the water from below the fitting to allow detection of any future leaks.
45. Determine the source of the water which wet the forward cabin and passageway carpets and the forward head sole. Eliminate the source of the water, dry the carpets, sole and bilge compartments in the passageway and forward cabin to allow detection of any future water leaks. The leak was likely from the air conditioning system.


1. Service if/as necessary to allow the mirrors forward in the forward cabin to open as designed and allow access into the anchor rode locker. Access this area, inspect for deficiencies and address appropriately.
2. Determine why the (bilge) “pump four” the light on the indicator panel to starboard on the pilothouse helm illuminated intermittently and address appropriately.
3. Service or replace the hose nozzle for the freshwater wash down near the anchor.
4. Service and prove the forward bidet properly functional.
5. Address the odor in the bilge about the holding tank.
6. Service and prove the instant hot water device functional.
7. Replace the hose nozzle for the starboard cockpit seawater hose.
8. Address the corrosion on hose clamps on discharge hoses at the manifold to starboard forward in the lazarette, behind the exhaust components.
9. Reconnect the drain hose to the fish box drain fitting.
10. Address the rust on the fitting on the bottom of the starboard engine’s muffler.
11. Address corrosion on steering fittings aft of the trim tab pump motor.
12. Service as a result of corrosion of the end fittings on the boost coolers located to port and starboard forward and outboard in the lazarette.
13. Service to eliminate the source of the water forward in the lazarette bilge. Clean and remove water to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
14. Service as a result of stains visible below the generator’s seawater pump. Eliminate any leaks and clean stains to allow detection of any future leaks.
15. Determine the source of the yellow fluid (oil) in the aft bilge area. Eliminate the source and clean to allow detection of any future weeps or leaks.
16. Address surface corrosion outboard and forward on the starboard engine including on the heat exchanger, alternator and motor mount. Eliminate the source of the corrosion.
17. Reattach the starboard propeller shaft zinc to the shaft, forward of the strut.
18. Address the rust on the lazarette freezer as desired. The freezer was briefly energized.
19. Service and prove the transom bait tank lights properly functional as desired.
20. Service or replace the cockpit sink disposal, it sounded bad.
21. Determine if the trim tabs are properly functional and service as desired.
22. Service and prove the port windshield wiper properly functional.
23. Service and prove the windshield washer system properly functional as desired.
24. Service and prove the inoperative light in the forward head properly functional.
25. Assure that the port and starboard lights forward in the forward cabin are properly functional; service as necessary.
26. There are numerous cosmetic issues with the vessel, a partial list follows. Address these components as desired.
• Fade lines on the transom edges, cracks and repairs at the transom door threshold
• Small patches on the port transom edge
• Print through on both hull sides
• A crack in the starboard hull side engine room vent cowl (port side not inspected up close)
• Minor scratches on the hull sides
• Visible circles below the blue coating on the starboard hull side including forward above the sling mark and aft between the port lights
• Color splotches on the starboard hull side aft
• Crazed glass in the foredeck hatches
• A patch on the bow above the boot stripe
• Rectangular patch on the port hull side aft near the aft sling mark
• Repairs on the corners of the swim step
27. Service to eliminate any leaks through the transom, particularly at the port trim tab penetrations. Clean stains to allow detection of any future weeps.
28. Address as desired as a result of small voids near the second from aft port side safety rail stanchions.
29. Address the small cracks in the fiberglass swim platform near port side safety rail stanchion bases.
30. Service the foredeck hatches, prove the hinges functional or replace the hinges. Repair fiberglass damage by the hinges as desired.
31. Replace the port foredeck locker actuator, it will not hold up the hatch.
32. Free up the port cabin door latch, it was stuck at the time of survey. Not much time was taken to figure out its function.
33. Address the multitude of small blisters on the hull bottom as described under hull and structure comments above. The small blisters appear to be between the gelcoat and the external coatings. The larger blisters about the struts and the bow thruster were not probed, repair as necessary.
34. The following components were not tested or inspected: ship’s vacuum, inverters (briefly energized), microwave ovens, jog stick steering, dishwasher, entertainment devices (several components tested but the entire system not tested), bow raw water spigot, computer, cameras, grill, air-conditioners (due to water leak forward), water maker, fuel transfer system, oil change system, sump pumps, cockpit video monitor, monitor controllers at flybridge helm, pilothouse helm and in cockpit.

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 14th 2011
By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor Date
S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301