Survey Report: Sail Boat
KEISER MARINE
SURVEYING AND CONSULTING
1988 Lord Nelson 35
"Sail Boat"
Keiser Marine - SA Member of Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
P.O. Box 17090 Seattle, WA 98127
(253) 249-1914
Report of Marine Survey
Of The Vessel
"Sail Boat"
1988 Lord Nelson 35
Conducted by
Jeff Keiser, SAMS SA
Prepared exclusively for a potential buyer
August, 2011
Keiser Marine - SA Member of Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
I.
II.
III.
PAGE NO.
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CABIN APPOINTMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PROPULSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FUEL SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRESH WATER SYSTEM: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SANITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
STEERING SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GROUND TACKLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
THRU-HULLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
BONDING SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAFETY EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
OUT OF WATER INSPECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT (AIR CONDITIONING) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEM (LPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SEATRIAL REPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
STANDING RIGGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RUNNING RIGGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAILS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IV.
V.
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SUMMARY AND VALUATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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I. INTRODUCTION
SCOPE OF SURVEY
Acting at the request of the potential buyer, a survey was performed on the sailing vessel "Sail Boat," a
1988 Lord Nelson 35 in August, 2011 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at the a Yacht Brokerage in Seattle, Wa.
The vessel's owner and papers were on board at the time of the survey and John Doe acting as the sales
broker was also present. The Hull Identification Number (HIN) appears in a photograph on page five.
The vessel was inspected while at the dock and a sea trial was performed. An out-of-the-water
inspection of underwater machinery and the exterior of the hull's wetted surface area was also
performed. The reason for the survey was to ascertain the physical condition and value of the vessel.
AC and DC power were used to check operation of the electrical systems specified in this report. No
reference or information should be construed to indicate evaluation of the internal condition of the
engine or propulsion system's operating capacity. Electronic equipment was checked for power up
functionality only.
This vessel was surveyed without removal of any parts, such as fittings, screwed or nailed boards,
anchors, chain, fixed partitions, instruments, clothing, spare parts or miscellaneous materials in bilges
and lockers and or any other fixed or semi-fixed items. Inaccessible areas also precluded inspection.
Further, no determination of stability characteristics or inherent structural integrity has been made and
no opinion is expressed with respect thereto. This survey report represents the condition of the vessel on
the above date and is the unbiased opinion of Jeff Keiser, but it is not to be considered an inventory or a
warranty either specified or implied.
NOTE: During the course of this survey, the engine was started and loaded but it is recommended and
understood that the vessel's Yanmar four cylinder diesel engine be surveyed by a qualified marine
engine mechanic to determine the comprehensive condition of the engine, gears, pumps, heat
exchangers, etc.
CONDUCT OF SURVEY:
THE MANDATORY STANDARDS PROMULGATED BY THE UNITED STATES COAST
GUARD (USCG), UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TITLE 46 UNITED STATES CODE (USC);
TITLE 33 AND TITLE 46, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), AND THE
VOLUNTARY STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES DEVELOPED BY THE
AMERICAN BOAT AND YACHT COUNCIL (ABYC) AND THE NATIONAL FIRE
PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) HAVE BEEN USED AS GUIDELINES IN THE
CONDUCT OF THIS SURVEY
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I. INTRODUCTION
DEFINITION OF TERMS
The following terms and words have the following meanings as used in this report Survey:
APPEARS: Indicates that a very close inspection of the particular system, component or item was not
possible due to constraints imposed upon the surveyor (e.g. no power available, inability to remove
panels, or requirements for nondestructive testing). The deficiencies reported herein reflect the
conditions observed at the time the survey was conducted.
FIT FOR INTENDED SERVICE: Service for which it was designed and manufactured by the naval
architect and or builder.
FIT FOR INTENDED USE: Use which is intended by survey purchaser (present or prospective
owner).
SERVICEABLE: ADEQUATE: Sufficient for a specific requirement.
POWERS UP: Power was applied only. This does not refer to the operation of any system or
component unless specifically noted.
EXCELLENT CONDITION: New or like new.
GOOD CONDITION: Nearly new, with only minor cosmetic or structural discrepancies noted.
FAIR CONDITION: Denotes that system, component or item is functional as is with minor repairs
and maintenance needed.
POOR CONDITION: Unusable as is. Requires significant repairs or replacement of system,
component or item to be considered functional.
USE OF ASTERISKS *: in the body of the report will indicate that a finding will be listed in the
Findings and Recommendations section pertaining to the asterisked item, following the body of the
report.
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I. INTRODUCTION
VESSEL DESCRIPTION
This 1988 Lord Nelson 35 is a Tommy Chen design and built by Hai O Yachts in Taiwan. As reported
by the manufacturer, the hull construction is solid FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) with, cored cabin top.
The hull is a heavy built, full keel, canoe stern design with a single piece iron encapsulated ballast. The
Lord Nelson 35 is designed for offshore, long distance cruising. The vessel is cutter rigged with roller
furling on the headsail. The vessel sleeps five comfortably between four berths and has a private
head/shower, galley and navigation station. The "Sail Boat" is powered with by a four cylinder Yanmar
diesel engine with a reported 3167.6 hrs.
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II. GENERAL INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
FILE NUMBER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1988LordNelson35882011
NAME OF VESSEL: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sail Boat
TYPE OF SURVEY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-Purchase for Buyer
OVERALL VESSEL RATING:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *** FAIR
ESTIMATED MARKET VALUE:. . . . . . . . . . . . .
$000,000.00
ESTIMATED REPLACEMENT COST:
.........
$000,000.00
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL OF VESSEL: . . . . . . . . . .
1988 Lord Nelson 35
DESIGNER/BUILDER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tommy Chen design and built by Hai O
Yachts in Taiwan
HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (HIN): . . . . .
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
HAILING PORT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seattle, WA
USCG DOCUMENTATION NUMBER: . . . . . . . . .
XXXXXX
STATE VALIDATION STICKER NUMBER: . . . .
None Sighted
OWNER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **
Represented by a Yacht Broker
OWNER'S ADDRESS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **
Seattle, WA
PLACE OF SURVEY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Seattle, WA
DATE/TIME OF SURVEY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
August, 2011 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
HULL MATERIAL: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic)
HULL TYPE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displacement hull, full keel, canoe stern
with aft hung rudder
LENGTH OVER ALL (L.O.A).: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *
41' 0"
(LOAD) LENGTH WATERLINE (L.W.L).: . . . . . . *
31' 4"
BEAM: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *
11' 10"
DRAFT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *
5' 4"
DISPLACEMENT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *
20,500 lbs
PROPULSION SYSTEM: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sail and auxiliary diesel
INTENDED USE: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **** Recreational, Offshore Cruising
INTENDED CRUISING AREA: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . **** World Cruising
(Asterisks denote source of information):
* Per Manufactures Specifications
** Per Owner of Vessel
*** Per BUC Book
**** Per Perspective Buyer
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
HULL COMPOSTION AND STRUCTURE:
HIN (HULL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER):
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
HIN
HULL DESIGN:
*C1
According to the Manufacturer, this 1988 Lord Nelson 35 was laid up with a solid FRP (fiber
reinforced plastic) hull. She has a full keel with a skeg hung rudder ballasted with 7000 lbs of iron.
The hull above the waterline is reported to be insulated. The hull is white gelcoat with a dark
brown boot stripe at the waterline. The hull gelcoat is slightly oxidized and in fair condition with
only minor abrasion marks midship to port and starboard below the rubrail. The topsides were
percussion tested with a phenolic hammer at 6"- 8" intervals and found to be free from
delamination. The hull is stiffened and protected by a 6" tall FRP rub rail with 3" teak insert
running the length of the hull. The rub rail is in good condition except: The gelcoat at its upper
inward corner to the rubrail on the port side has air pockets separating it from the FRP
beneath. The separation is 1/2" wide and runs intermittently the entire length of the rub rail
with one 1/2"x1/2" piece of gelcoat chipped away. Another 1" x1/2" section of the upper
rubrail gelcoat is cracked midships to starboard. An outward corner of the transom, to the
starboard side of the external rearstay chainplate also has gelcoat separation in a 1/2" x 5"
section. (see photos on page 6)
Hull port quarter
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Starboard quarter
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
HULL COMPOSTION AND STRUCTURE:(continued)
HULL DESIGN:(continued)
Gelcoat cracking at starboard rub rail
Delaminated gelcoat port rubrail
Delaminated gelcoat at transom
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
HULL COMPOSTION AND STRUCTURE:(continued)
BULKHEADS/STRINGERS:
*B1
The bulkheads aboard "Sail Boat" are teak paneled and the stringers are FRP (fiber reinforced
plastic) of unknown construction. The forward bulkhead in the head was reported to be renewed
after wood rot was found. The bulkhead repair appears serviceable where sited. An 8" section of
the port side double berth's lower joinery has tabbing failure as it attaches to the hull. The
stringers and engine bed could be viewed from within the cabin sole bilge hatches and from within
the engine compartment. All stringers and bulkheads were accessible, appear to be in good
condition.
Tabbing failure under double berth
Tabbing failure close up
BILGE:
The bilges are dry and clean forward. The bilge below the salon has 1" of water below the bilge
pump pick up level and has slight bilge water mold.
PORTLIGHTS/VENTILATION:
*C2
The vessel has 11 opening bronze portholes, 4 dorades, 2 opening hatches and 4 deck prisms. Teak
discoloration from water intrusion was sighted under the deck prisms. The deck prisms have
reportedly been resealed. The aft two portholes to port have cracked glass. All other ports and
hatches have screens and appear to be well sealed and in good condition.
Cracked port side port hole
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Water intrusion at port deck prism
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
DECK CONSTRUCTION
DECK DESIGN/CONDITION:
*A1, C3, C4
As reported by the manufacturer, the 1988 Lord Nelson 35 has solid FRP (fiber reinforced plastic)
decks and the cabin top is cored with balsa wood. The decks and cabin top are protected by teak
insert decking. The teak decking is reported to be secured to solid fiberglass stringers positioned
every 12" throughout the deck. The teak decking is worn and missing several protective screw
bungs. The decks were percussion tested with a phenolic hammer at 6"- 8" intervals and found to
be free from delamination except for the following: Separation of teak planks from the deck
were found midships to port and starboard in the center planks. Outboard teak planks are
separating from the aft coaming in the cockpit. The teak deck sealant is beginning to fail in
several places throughout the teak decking. A crack in a teak corner seat plank was found to
starboard in the cockpit. The cap rail, external gunwale, hand rail and cabin trim are unprotected
teak in weathered condition. The cabin top teak hand rail to starboard is cracked near
midships and unsecure in its connections to the cabin top.
Numerous points of gelcoat cracking were found on the deck at the scuppers and on the
cabin top. Gel coat is chipped away forward of the port/aft dorade. In general the decks are in
fair condition with maintenance required.
Deck to starboard
Starboard foredeck
Missing teak deck bungs
Wasted teak deck sealant
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HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
DECK CONSTRUCTION(continued)
DECK DESIGN/CONDITION:(continued)
Cracked teak decking in cockpit
Cracked starboard teak hand rail
Broken teak handrail close up
Forward cabin gelcoat cracks
Cabin top gelcoat cracking close up
Gelcoat cracking at aft/port dorade
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
DECK CONSTRUCTION(continued)
DECK DESIGN/CONDITION:(continued)
Gelcoat cracking at windlass
Starboard scupper gelcoat crack
COCKPIT:
The 1988 Lord Nelson 35 cockpit has a molded FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) U-shaped
construction with teak insert planked bench seats, coamings and sole. The cockpit seats, coaming
and sole were percussion tested with a phenolic hammer at 6"- 8" intervals and found to be free
from delamination except the fore mentioned teak decking on the aft coaming. Stainless steel
pedestal wheel steering with folding wheel is positioned aft in the cockpit. The cockpit is protected
by a Tortuga hard dodger fore and an Iverson bimini with canvas/vinyl window enclosure aft. A
Storage locker and the propane locker are found within the aft coaming. A lazarette with engine
access is found beneath the cockpit seat to port. In general the cockpit, hard dodgers and canvas are
in fair condition.
Aft dodger
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Cockpit
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
DECK CONSTRUCTION(continued)
COCKPIT:(continued)
Forward dodger
Dodger and companionway
HULL-TO-DECK JOINT
TYPE:
The hull-to-deck joint is reported to be double bonded and stainless fastened with foam filled box
beam configuration. The joint was only visible in the cockpit lazarette and in the chain locker. No
water intrusion or damage to the hull-deck-joint was observed.
DECK FITTINGS
BOW RAIL/STANCHIONS/LIFELINES:
*A2, B2
The bow and stern pulpits are stainless steel 1-1/2" in diameter with the stanchions 1-1/8" in
diameter. The fastener screws securing the stanchions to their deck flanges are loose or
missing. The double lifelines and their terminations are in serviceable condition. The lower
lifeline to the port side is slack in its tension.
Unsecured stanchion fastener
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Port stanchion missing fastener
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III. SYSTEMS
HULL DECK AND SUPERSTRUCTURE
DECK FITTINGS(continued)
WINDLASS/GIPSY/CLEATS:
The vessel is equipped with a new Lofrans Tigres 12 volt 1200 watt windlass with proper sized
gypsy to match ground tackle chain. The windlass has a master 150 amp breaker found midships to
port near the forward battery bank. The windlass is operated from weather proof deck switches or
a remote control. The windlass powered up from both the deck switches and the remote control.
There are six bronze hawse pipe cleats aboard, all in good condition.
Windlass
Master windlass breaker
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES
TENDER/DAVIT:
The vessel is equipped with an 8' inflatable Avon soft bottom tender within a bag in the aft cockpit.
The tender was not removed from the bag. A stainless steel Garhauer outboard motor lift with
block and tackle is firmly through bolted to the aft deck to port. Oars for the inflatable tender were
sited in the cockpit lazarette but no tender outboard motor was sited aboard the vessel.
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III. SYSTEMS
CABIN APPOINTMENTS
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
SALON/CABIN LAYOUT:
*B3, B4
The interior of "Sail Boat" is accessed down a three step teak ladder attached to the teak engine
cowling. Immediately to port is a U-shaped galley with a double stainless steel sink with manual
and pressurized faucets, a two burner propane stove with oven, a Frigiboat refrigerator with top and
front accessed doors and teak cabinetry with customized layered stowage. The piezoelectric lighter
for the oven did not function. A microwave was stowed atop the quarter berth to starboard.
Forward of the quarter berth is the navigation station and electrical panel. To port is a U-shaped
settee/berth with dinette table. A 110 volt lighting fixture was removed from above the dinette
table and the wires exposed are live when the breaker labeled, "Port Outlets" is turned on.
Opposite of the dinette table to starboard is a settee/berth with cabinetry behind and below.
Forward to port is a double berth with storage beneath and cabinetry opposite to starboard. All the
way forward is the private head with toilet and shower. The entire shower and the galley sole are
tiled and the shower drains into a basin with a sump pump. The tile is in good condition and the
shower sump pump powered up. The manual head functioned. The chain locker is accessed
through louvered teak doors found forward in the head. The settee/dinette and berth cushion
upholstery is slightly worn but in fair condition. The interior of the cabin is appointed with
varnished solid teak cabinetry and vertical teak planking is found on the bulkheads. The headliner
is hardwood paneling painted white and the sole of the boat is varnished teak and holly. All interior
joinery is in good condition. Custom white carpet with padding was found rolled up in the quarter
berth. Alpenglow white and red overhead and courtesy lighting is found throughout the cabin. All
lighting functioned. In general the interior of the vessel is in good condition.
Dinette settee
Galley
Head
Live 110 volt fixture wires
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III. SYSTEMS
CABIN APPOINTMENTS
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:(continued)
SALON/CABIN LAYOUT:(continued)
Navigation station
Port double berth
Quarterberth
Settee to starboard
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III. SYSTEMS
PROPULSION
MAIN ENGINES
TYPE AND CONDITION:
*B5, C5, C6, C7
The 1988 Lord Nelson 35 is powered by a Yanmar 4JHE 44hp diesel engine. The serial number is
02113. The hour gauge indicates 3167.6 hrs run on the engine. It was reported that the engine
instrument panel was renewed in 2011. The engine is cooled by a raw water heat exchanger and is
equipped with a wet exhaust system with dual wet mufflers. The raw water strainer is visibly clean
through the site glass and double clamped. The engine fluids are at manufacturer's recommended
levels. The engine's wet exhaust flange is corroded but no leak was sited. The belts hoses and
clamps are all in serviceable condition except the engine's raw water intake hose is cracked with
corroded clamps and the wet exhaust hose between the muffler's is cracked. The
port/forward motor mount beneath the water pump is corroded. The linkage for the
transmission, throttle and fuel cut off are all in serviceable condition.
The shaft is 1-1/4" stainless steel with no corrosion detected. The shaft to engine coupler is in
serviceable condition and no leakage is detected from the stuffing box when the shaft is not rotating.
The engine room bilges are dry and free from oil. The engine room is insulated with acoustic
foam that is not secured to the engine room bulkheads. All conductors are bundled and the
seacocks are labeled. The general condition of engine room is fair.
Yanmar four cylinder diesel
Corroded motor mount
Corroded raw water engine clamps
Cracking wet exhaust hose
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III. SYSTEMS
PROPULSION
MAIN ENGINES(continued)
TYPE AND CONDITION:(continued)
Corrosion at wet exhaust flange
Cracking raw water pump hose
FUEL SYSTEM
MAIN ENGINE(S) FUEL SYSTEM
FUEL TANKS/LINES AND FILTERS:
The 1988 Lord Nelson 35 has one 75 gallon steel diesel fuel tank located under the quarter berth.
The tank is well secured and vented. No fuel gauge is provided for the tank but a sounding dipstick
is attached to the forward/inboard corner of the tank. The fuel system is filtered by a Racor
water/fuel separator with clean fuel found in the site bowl. No leaks were detected and all hoses
and clamps are in serviceable condition where sited. A Baja fuel filter was found in the aft cockpit
storage to port.
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III. SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (D.C. SYSTEM)
BANKS:
*C8
There are two 12 volt battery banks aboard "Sail Boat." Both banks are located under the port
dinette/berth. The house bank consist of (8) Rolls 6 volt wet cell batteries connected in series and
parallel to form a single 12 volt bank. The second bank is dedicated to starting the engine and
consists of a single wet celled 12 volt battery. All batteries have full electrolyte levels except for a
single cell of one house battery that was filled during the battery bank inspection. Corrosion was
detected on the house battery terminals. All batteries are secured in dedicated boxes. The
battery selector switch is found at the galley midships near the sole. All batteries metered fully
charged and appear to be in serviceable condition.
Battery terminal corrosion
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Aft battery banks
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III. SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (D.C. SYSTEM)(continued)
PANEL/CHARGER:
*C9, C10
The electrical panel is located at the navigation station to starboard and displays volt and amperage
meters for both DC and AC. Overcurrent protection is provided by circuit breakers. All breakers
powered up the correct labeled loads except: the "SSB Radio" has been removed from the
vessel and the "Solar" panels have been disconnected. The DC electrical system is also
monitored by an Out Back Charge/Amp hour system monitor located inside the companionway to
starboard. The battery charger/Inverter is an Out Back VFX2812M 23 amp model that charged the
batteries at 13.6 volts. The Balmar 120 amp alternator charged the batteries at 14.1 volts while the
engine idled.
Two Solarex MSX-G4 Solar panels, rated 38 watts (3.1 amp hours) are mounted to the aft cockpit
bimini. The external wires for the solar panels are disconnected from the DC solar panel
regulating system.
Panel wiring
Electrical panel
DC monitoring system
Out Back inverter monitor
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III. SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (D.C. SYSTEM)(continued)
ROUTING/SUPPORT:
*B6
The battery banks and windlass have been rewired with 4/0 (ought) cable conductors. Where
sighted, all conductors were bundled and well routed and supported except disconnected 12 volt
conductors were found under the galley sink and the conductors for the windlass have an
ungrounded terminal in the chain locker that is not protected from accidental grounding.
Panel wiring
Back of electrical panel
Disconnected 12 volt conductors
Windalss conductors in chain locker
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (A.C. SYSTEM)
NOTE:
*B7
The "Sail Boat" has a 110 volt 30 Amp shore power inlet with a 50ft shore power cord. The vessel
is equipped with a custom isolation transformer built by the owner. The transformer protects the
boat from improperly grounded shore power and has an "On switch" used only to shut down initial
voltage resistance heat. The 110 volt outlets found in the galley and the head are not a GFCI
outlets. All AC conductors are marine grade and correctly bundled and supported where sited.
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III. SYSTEMS
FRESH WATER SYSTEM:
POTABLE WATER TANKS/PLUMBING:
STORAGE TANKS/PLUMBING:
*B8, B9
The "Sail Boat" has two fresh water aluminum tanks found under the salon sole totalling a capacity
of 145 gallons. The tanks are equipped with easy access sealed ports. Potable water is plumbed to
the galley sink, head sink and shower. Hot water is provided by a 110 volt 11 gallon Seaward hot
water tank plumbed to the engine's heat exchanger cooling system. The fresh water system
produced pressurized hot and cold water to the galley and head. No leaks were detected in the
freshwater system. The fresh water system has been re-plumbed with a quick connect system. A
Jabsco city water regulator with filter is installed inline with the city fill inlet in the cockpit to port.
All fresh water plumbing is in good condition where sited except the hot water hoses from the
engine to the hot water tank are cracking and friction damage was found from resting on the
engine. Both the galley and head sink discharge hoses are cracking. A pressurized raw water
Sur Flo deck wash down system with quick connect is installed on the foredeck.
Cracking heater hose
Damaged heater hose
Cracking galley sink drain hose
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III. SYSTEMS
FRESH WATER SYSTEM:
FRESH WATER SYSTEM (WATER MAKING SYSTEM)
TYPE:
A 2006 Katadyn PowerSurvivor MROD-40E SCR 400 SCH, 12 volt, 1.5 gallon/hr water maker is
installed under galley sink. This water maker can be converted to manual operation. The water
maker powered up but it was not tested to see if it produced potable water. All visible tanks and
hoses are in serviceable condition.
SANITATION
SANITATION (BLACK WATER)
MSD TYPE/DESCRIPTION::
*C11
As stated by the manufacturer, the marine sanitation device (MSD) on this 1988 Lord Nelson 35 is a
U.S.C.G. Type III (holding tank). The holding tank is a plastic, 25 gallon tank located forward
under the cabin sole. The tank services a single Groco manually pumped toilet and is plumbed with
a Y-valve to discharge manually overboard or to the holding tank. The holding tank can be
discharged manually with a diaphragm pump located above the holding tank or to a discharge deck
fitting found on the foredeck to port. All plumbing is in serviceable condition with no visible leaks
or smell. The head discharge Y-valve is turned to the overboard position and the discharge
seacock is open.
Holding tank
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III. SYSTEMS
STEERING SYSTEM
STEERING SYSTEM
TYPE/CONFIGURATION:
*B10
The vessel is steered by a stainless steel pedestal chain-and-wire drive. The cables are led aft by
sheaves to a radial drive wheel mounted to the rudder post. All steering components including the
rudder post and packing gland are in serviceable condition . An access port for the emergency tiller
is located within the aft cockpit seat. The vessel is reported to be equipped with a folding
stainless steel emergency tiller but the emergency tiller was not sited. The steering wheel is
collapsible to allow movement within the cockpit. The vessel is equipped with a Autohelm 4000
wheel pilot that functioned when tested.
OTHER:
*C12
The vessel is also equipped with a Flemming Windvane self steering gear. The steering gear is
firmly mounted to the transom but water intrusion and through-bolt corrosion was sited on
the interior and exterior of the hull for both lower bracket mounts.
Starboard lower windvane bracket
Corosion at port windvane fasteners
GROUND TACKLE
GROUND TACKLE
ANCHORS/RODE:
The bowsprit on the "Sail Boat" has two anchor rollers with a 45lb CQR anchor mounted to
starboard with a reported 300' 5/16" chain. A Fortress aluminum FX16 anchor was found in the
cockpit lazarette and a second rode of reported 50' chain and 250' of nylon three strand line is stored
to port in the chain locker. The anchor locker is accessed forward in the head behind louvered teak
doors. Both anchors and rodes are in serviceable condition where sited. (Rode lengths provided by
the owner)
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III. SYSTEMS
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
SHIP'S ELECTRONICS/NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:
Type:
Make:
Model:
Functional:
VHF
Uniden
Solar DSC
Powered up
Depth/Speed/Temp gauge
Raymarine
ST60
Powered up
Compass
Ritchie
Globemaster
Functioned
Auto pilot
Autohelm
4000 wheel pilot
Powered up
GPS plotter #1
Garmin
2010C
Powered up
GPS plotter #2
Garmin
120 XL
Powered up
Single Side Band Radio
Backsty insulated
Antenna only
Powered up
Wind speed & direction
Raymarine
ST60
Powered up
ELECTRONICS (ENTERTAINMENT)
TELEVISION(S):
A Sony 32" Flat Screen HDTV was found mounted to the main bulkhead to port. The TV was not
tested.
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III. SYSTEMS
THRU-HULLS
THRU-HULLS:
THRU-HULLS ABOVE WATER LINE (DIAGRAM):
Abbreviation
Description
BP
Bilge Pumps
DW
Deck Wash Fitting
EP
Exhst Ports
SC
Scuppers
VH
Vent Hose
WF
Water Fill
WP
Deck Waste Port
**Black Icon(s) with white text indicates inoperable item.
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III. SYSTEMS
THRU-HULLS
THRU-HULLS:(continued)
THRU-HULLS BELOW WATER LINE (DIAGRAM):
Abbreviation
Description
ENGINE
Engine
HD
Head Discharge
PG
Pkng Gland
RWI
Raw Water Intake
SCP
Scuppers
SD
Shower Sump Discharge
SnkD
Sink Drain
TD
Transducer
TL
Tri-Log
**Black Icon(s) with white text indicates inoperable item.
COMMENTS:
*B11
All seacocks are bronze and labeled. All seacocks are difficult to operate. The seacocks firmly
are secured to the hull and in good condition.
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III. SYSTEMS
BONDING SYSTEM
BONDING SYSTEM
BONDING CONDUCTORS:
The bonding system is well established where sighted. Green insulated conductors connect the
thru-hulls to the engine block but no bonding was sited to the mast or compression post. No
lightening protection was sited on the vessel.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
SAFETY EQUIPMENT (UNITED STATES COAST GUARD)
PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES::
Type: Number: Size:
Location:
I
1
Adult
Cockpit lazarette
IV
1
N/A
LifeSling found in the cockpit lazarette
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS:
Type:
Size: Gauge reading:
Location:
B:C Dry Chemical
1
Serviceable pressure
Mounted on the companionway bulkhead in the galley
FireBoy Halon 1301
1
Serviceable pressure
Mounted in the engine compartment.
NOTE:
*B12
Only one fire extinguisher was found in the vessel's cabin. Neither of the fire extinguishers
found aboard have current inspection tags.
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS:
*A3
Six VDS (visual distress signals) were found aboard the vessel with expired dates.
NAVIGATION LIGHTS:
All appropriate navigational lights are present on this vessel and each powered up when tested.
COAST GUARD REQUIRED PLACARDS:
An approved Coast Guard "Trash Disposal" placard was found in the galley and a Coast Guard
approved "Oil discharge Prohibited" placard was found in the engine compartment.
SOUND DEVICES:
An air horn and a bell were found aboard the vessel.
SAFETY ALARMS:
*B13
The vessel is not equipped with a high water bilge alarm, smoke detector, combustible gas
detector or CO2 detector.
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III. SYSTEMS
SAFETY EQUIPMENT
TYPE/CONDITION:
BILG PUMPS:
Two DC electric bilge pumps are found in the bilge through the cabin sole access port in the galley.
They powered up directly from the switch and from their float switchs when tested. An additional
manual diaphragm bilge pump with 1-1/2" hose fittings was found mounted under the cockpit to
starboard. The bilge was dry therefore the manual bilge pump could not be tested.
LIFE RAFT:
*B14
A Zodiac six person life raft is mounted to the foredeck. The life raft's inspection date has
expired.
EPIRB:
*A4
The vessel is reported to be equipped with a ACR 406 Global GPS Epirb. The EPIRB was not
sited on the vessel and is reported to need a new battery.
PARACHUTE ANCHOR:
The vessel is equipped with a 15' Paratech parachute anchor stored in the cockpit lazarette. The
parachute anchor was not examined.
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III. SYSTEMS
OUT OF WATER INSPECTION
BELOW WATERLINE HULL/MACHINERY
HULL CONDITION:
*A5, B15, C13, C14
The "Sail Boat" was hauled out of the water by a rail lift at Jensen boat yard in Seattle, Wa. The
bottom of the vessel was pressure washed to remove marine growth and allow a clear visual
inspection. The bottom paint is in fair condition. The hull below the waterline was reported to be
protected by two coats of Interprotect +2000 Epoxy barrier coat in 2008. Three 1/2" blisters were
detected at midships to port 5" below the waterline. A hull repair was found at the waterline
on the bow below the bobstay chainplate. The repair was not faired or painted but appears
sound. The hull's wetted surface was percussion tested with a phenolic hammer at 6"x 8" intervals
and found to be free from delamination except; the rudder shoe was found cracked at its upper
edges port and starboard. No play was detected in the rudder shaft bearings. The engine shaft is
1-1/4" stainless steel with a bronze three blade propeller, both are in good condition. No anode was
found attached to the shaft or the propeller nut. No play was found in the cutlass bearing.
The below the waterline through-hulls are bronze and protrude beyond the surface of the hull.
No corrosion or damage was detected on the exterior surface of these through-hulls.
Hull blister
Keel
Propeller
Bow repair
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III. SYSTEMS
OUT OF WATER INSPECTION
BELOW WATERLINE HULL/MACHINERY(continued)
HULL CONDITION:(continued)
Rudder shoe crack
Port rudder shoe
AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT (AIR CONDITIONING)
HEATING SYSTEM:
TYPE:
The "Sail Boat" is heated by an Airtronic D4 diesel heater with ducting throughout the vessel. The
thermostat control is found to starboard against the forward bulkhead. The diesel heater, thermostat
and fans all functioned when tested. No air conditioning was found aboard the vessel.
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III. SYSTEMS
LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEM (LPG)
LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEM (LPG)
TYPE:
*B16
A Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) system provides fuel for the stove/oven. There are two
aluminum 3lb tanks found in the LPG locker located aft in the cockpit coaming. The tanks and
storage locker for the tanks are in fair condition except: The cover for the LPG (liquid propane
gas) locker is not sealed or latched and the tanks are not secured within the locker. No
pressure gauge is installed in the LPG system and the locker is not properly vented (less than
1/2" inner diameter vent). Cleaning products were also found in the LPG locker. The solenoid
switch powered up the LPG system from the companionway panel and provided propane to the
stove/oven. No LPG leaks or .smells were detected in the system
Propane locker
SEATRIAL REPORT
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION:
A sea trial was performed on "Sail Boat" in, August from 1:00pm to 2:00pm upon in Seattle, WA.
The weather was clear with the wind blowing 10 knots and the sea state 4". The owner operated the
vessel during the sea trial with the potential buyer also attending.
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III. SYSTEMS
SEATRIAL REPORT
OBSERVATIONS
OBSERVATIONS:
*C15
The engine started easily without excessive cranking. No unusually colored exhaust was sited and
the cooling exhaust water appeared adequate and normal. The engine instruments operate within
normal operating limits at idle, cruising speed, and maximum throttle.
The engine's manufacturer recommended max RPM is 3600 and the vessel reached 3100
RPM at full throttle. The vessel reached 7.2 knots at full throttle under power as metered by my
calibrated Delorme PN-40 in no measurable current. The compass also corresponded within 2
degrees of my GPS. The steering, throttle and transmission operated normally. The vessel turned
within its length at full rudder to port and starboard. No excessive vibration or leaks were detected
from the engine and the back down test was satisfactory. While backing down with the full keel,
the vessel walked to port until the transmission was shifted into neutral then the boat could be
steered to starboard. The engine reached 140 degrees after 30 minutes of operation and the
alternator metered 14.1 charge voltage while the engine was running. The stuffing box leaked 1
drip per second while the shaft rotated. The mainsail, jib and staysail were raised. The halyards
raised and lowered the sails easily and the jib's roller furling rolled the sail in and out as designed.
The vessel tacked through irons smoothly at 4 knots. In general the vessel operated as designed.
STANDING RIGGING
STANDING RIGGING
MAST/BOOM/BOWSPRIT:
*B17, B18, C16
The mast is an aluminum extruded, single spreader design and stepped on the deck. The mast,
spreaders and step are all in serviceable condition. A custom Cruising Concept mast box is attached
to the deck forward of the mast. Contoured stainless steel mast pulpits are firmly bolted to the deck
to port and starboard. The mainsail and staysail booms are also aluminum extrusions in serviceable
condition. The goosenecks are of heavy construction and found in functional condition. The mast
is supported by a heart of Rosewood compression post in the cabin sitting atop a steel compression
post secured to the keel. Corrosion was found at the compression post to keel connection. The
bowsprit was reported to have been removed and rebuilt in 2009. Paint is missing from the
forward edge of the bowsprit. Two stainless steel fasteners for the bowsprit grating bracket
show corrosion.
Corroded bowsprit fastener
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III. SYSTEMS
STANDING RIGGING
STANDING RIGGING(continued)
SHROUDS AND STAYS:
*B19, B20, C17
The standing rigging of the vessel is made from swaged 1X19 stainless wire. The forestay, rearstay
and upper shrouds are 3/8" diameter. The lower shrouds are 5/16" diameter. The upper shrouds are
reported have been renewed in 2005. The age of the rest of the rigging could not be determined.
All chromed bronze turnbuckles are in serviceable condition but the forestay, staysail shroud
and port bowsprit shroud turnbuckles are not properly pinned. The mast was ascended and all
tangs, wire, fasteners and the spreaders appear in good condition except; the staysail shroud toggle
is forced against the mast flange creating a bend in the shroud below the swage. (See photo)
The bobstay has an impact bend near its center.
Forestay missing cotter pins
Staysail stay missing cotter pin
Bend in staysail shroud
Bent bobstay
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III. SYSTEMS
STANDING RIGGING
STANDING RIGGING(continued)
CHAIN PLATES:
*C18
The internal hull connections to all shroud chain plates are accessible on this vessel. The
manufacturer reports the chain plates to be 3/8" stainless steel backed with solid epoxy blocks
bonded and through-bolted to the hull. The chain plates appear to all be in good condition except
both center shroud chain plates to port and starboard show signs of water intrusion.
Water intrusion at starboard chainplate
Water intrusion at port chainplate
RUNNING RIGGING
RUNNING RIGGING
BLOCKS/RIGGING::
*B21
The halyards are run internally with internal sheaves at the mast head. The tracks, cars and blocks
for the main sail, jib and staysail are in good condition. The main sail sheet system is a 4:1 design
mounted on the cabin deck. All blocks are painted teak in serviceable condition except the jib
sheet blocks which are new Lewmar blocks. The staysail halyard block is unpainted and
showing wear. The boom is equipped with a removeable jiffy reefing system lashed to the mast.
The jib has a Profurl headsail roller reefing system in good condition. All running rigging
appeared to be in good condition.
Mainsheet blocks
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III. SYSTEMS
RUNNING RIGGING
RUNNING RIGGING(continued)
WINCHES:
Winch
Model
Condition
Mains
Barient 28 self tailing
Serviceable
Main sheet
Barient 21 self tailing
Serviceable
Staysail sheet
Barient 21 self tailing
Serviceable
Mainsail halyard
Barient 21 self tailing
Serviceable
Jib halyard
Barient 21 self tailing
Serviceable
Reefing Winch
Barient 21
Serviceable
COMMENTS:
*B22
All winches are serviceable but in need of lubrication. The jib halyard winch has bearing
play.
SAILS
SAILS
NOTE:
*C19
The sails were raised during the sea trial. The owner reports the sails were renewed in 2006 with
North Sail loose footed mainsail, staysail and genoa. All sails are in good condition. The genoa's
sacrificial Sunbrella cover's stitching is sun damaged. A complete set of back up Tanbark
dacron sails were found under the double berth to port. The back up sails were not examined but
reported to be reconditioned in 2006.
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Deficiencies noted under ''SAFETY'' should be addressed before vessel is next underway. These
findings represent an endangerment to personnel and/or the vessel's safe and proper operating condition.
Findings may also be in violation of U.S.C.G. regulations.
Deficiencies noted under ''OTHER DEFICIENCIES'' should be corrected in the near future so as to
maintain standards and to help the vessel to retain its value.
Deficiencies will be listed under the appropriate heading:
A.
SAFETY DEFICIENCIES
B.
OTHER DEFICIENCIES NEEDING ATTENTION
C.
SURVEYORS NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS
A. SAFETY DEFICIENCIES:
A.1 (PAGE 8) DECK DESIGN/CONDITION:
FINDINGS
The cabin top teak hand rail to starboard is
cracked near midships and unsecure in its
connections to the cabin top.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Repair or renew cracked cabin top teak handrail
to starboard. Secure the handrail to the cabin
top.
A.2 (PAGE 11) BOW RAIL/STANCHIONS/LIFELINES:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
The fastener screws securing the stanchions to Secure existing stanchion fastener screws to their
their deck flanges are loose or missing.
deck flanges and renew all missing stanchion
fasteners.
A.3 (PAGE 26) VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Six VDS (visual distress signals) were found
A minimum of 3 day/night flares/aerial rockets or
aboard the vessel with expired dates.
approved signals with current expiration dates
must be carried aboard this vessel. USCG 33
CFR 175
A.4 (PAGE 27) EPIRB:
FINDINGS
The EPIRB was not sited on the vessel and is
reported to need a new battery.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Provide a new battery for the EPIRB and mount in
an accessible location within the vessel.
A.5 (PAGE 28) HULL CONDITION:
FINDINGS
The rudder shoe was found cracked at its
upper edges port and starboard.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Investigate the cracks in the rudder shoe and
repair damaged FRP (fiber reinforced plastic).
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
B. OTHER DEFICIENCIES NEEDING ATTENTION:
B.1 (PAGE 7) BULKHEADS/STRINGERS:
FINDINGS
An 8" section of the port side double berth's
lower joinery has tabbing failure as it attaches
to the hull.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Repair tabbing failure to the double berth joinery
to the hull.
B.2 (PAGE 11) BOW RAIL/STANCHIONS/LIFELINES:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
The lower lifeline to the port side is slack in its Properly tension the port lower lifeline.
tension.
B.3 (PAGE 13) SALON/CABIN LAYOUT:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
A 110 volt lighting fixture was removed from
Secure and protect the 110 volt exposed light
above the dinette table and the wires exposed
fixture wires above the dinette table in the salon to
are live when the "Port Outlets" are turned on. prevent accidental grounding or electrocution.
B.4 (PAGE 13) SALON/CABIN LAYOUT:
FINDINGS
The piezoelectric lighter for the propane oven
did not function.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Repair or renew the ignition system for the
propane oven.
B.5 (PAGE 15) TYPE AND CONDITION:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
The engine's raw water intake hose is cracked Renew the engine's raw water intake hose and the
with corroded clamps and the wet exhaust hose wet exhaust hose. Renew the engine's corroded
between the muffler's is cracked.
raw water intake hose clamps with marine grade
stainless steel clamps.
B.6 (PAGE 19) ROUTING/SUPPORT:
FINDINGS
Disconnected 12 volt conductors were found
under the galley sink and the conductors for
the windlass have an ungrounded terminal in
the chain locker that is not protected from
accidental grounding.
B.7 (PAGE 19) NOTE:
FINDINGS
The 110 volt outlets found in the galley and the
head are not a GFCI outlets.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Protect both disconnected 12 volt conductors
under the head sink and the 12 volt ungrounded
windlass terminal in the anchor locker from
accidental grounding.
RECOMMENDATIONS
If a 110 volt AC outlet is installed in a head,
galley, machinery space, or on a weather deck,
the receptacle shall be protected by a Type A
(nominal 5 milliamperes) Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI). ABYC E-8.17.8
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
B. OTHER DEFICIENCIES NEEDING ATTENTION:
B.8 (PAGE 20) STORAGE TANKS/PLUMBING:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Both the galley and head sink discharge hoses
Renew the galley and head sink discharge hoses.
are cracking.
B.9 (PAGE 20) STORAGE TANKS/PLUMBING:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
All fresh water plumbing is in good condition
Renew the hot water hoses connecting the engine's
except the hot water hoses from the engine to
cooling system to the hot water tank.
the hot water tank are cracking and friction
damage was found from resting on the engine.
B.10 (PAGE 22) TYPE/CONFIGURATION:
FINDINGS
The vessel is reported to be equipped with a
folding stainless steel emergency tiller but the
emergency tiller was not sited.
B.11 (PAGE 25) COMMENTS:
FINDINGS
All seacocks are difficult to operate
B.12 (PAGE 26) NOTE:
FINDINGS
Only one fire extinguisher was found in the
vessel's cabin. Neither of the fire extinguishers
found aboard have current inspection tags.
B.13 (PAGE 26) SAFETY ALARMS:
FINDINGS
The vessel is not equipped with a high water
bilge alarm, smoke detector, combustible gas
detector or CO2 detector.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Secure an emergency tiller in an accessible
location near the steering system.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Lubricate and exercise all seacocks.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Vessels 26 ft and over, but under 40 ft in length
are required to carry at least two USCG approved
type B:C size 1 hand portable fire extinguishers.
In addition, at least one USCG approved fixed
machinery space fire extinguisher of adequate size
must be provided. USCG 46 CFR 25.30-20
At least once a year, a full maintenance check
should be made by a qualified fire extinguisher
service facility in accordance with the
maintenance instructions to the name plate of the
extinguisher. A tag should be attached showing
the date of such maintenance check. ABYC A-4
Ap.5.4.2, NFPA 10
RECOMMENDATIONS
Although not required by the Coast Guard. This
surveyor recommends the following safety alarms
be installed for the safety of the passengers of the
vessel:
- A high water bilge alarm
- Smoke detectors for each separate cabin space
- Combustible gas detector
- CO2 detectors for each separate cabin space
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
B. OTHER DEFICIENCIES NEEDING ATTENTION:
B.14 (PAGE 27) LIFE RAFT:
FINDINGS
The life raft's inspection date has expired.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Have the Zodiac life raft inspected by a qualified
inspection facility.
B.15 (PAGE 28) HULL CONDITION:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
No anode was found attached to the shaft or the Provide a new anode to the shaft and or the
propeller nut.
propeller.
B.16 (PAGE 30) TYPE:
FINDINGS
The cover for the LPG (liquid propane gas)
locker is not sealed or latched and the tanks are
not secured within the locker. No pressure
gauge is installed in the LPG system and the
locker is not properly vented (less than 1/2"
inner diameter vent). Cleaning products were
also found in the LPG locker.
B.17 (PAGE 31) MAST/BOOM/BOWSPRIT:
FINDINGS
Two stainless steel fasteners for the bowsprit
grating bracket show corrosion.
B.18 (PAGE 31) MAST/BOOM/BOWSPRIT:
FINDINGS
Paint is missing from the forward edge of the
bowsprit.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The LPG (liquid propane gas) locker should be
only opened from the top, vapor tight from the
interior of the boat with a gasketed cover that
shall latch tightly without the use of tools. ABYC
A-1.8.1.1, A-1.8.1.4, A-1.8.1.5, A-1.8.1.6.
Each LPG system should be fitted with a
pressure gauge. The gauge shall read the cylinder
pressure side of the pressure regulator. ABYC
A-1.5.2
The LPG tanks, gauges and regulating
equipment must be secured for sea conditions and
the locker should be vented at the bottom by a
dedicated vent, with a minimum diameter of any
component in the vent system that should not be
less than 1/2" inside diameter. ABYC A-1.7.6.1,
A-1.8.4
The LPG locker should not be used for storage
of equipment other than LPG cylinders, cylinder
valves, regulating equipment, and LPG safety
devices. ABYC A-1.8.7
RECOMMENDATIONS
Remove bowsprit fasteners and check for crevice
corrosion. Clean or renew as necessary and seal
with elastomeric sealant.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Prep and repaint the bowsprit to protect the hard
wood.
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
B. OTHER DEFICIENCIES NEEDING ATTENTION:
B.19 (PAGE 32) SHROUDS AND STAYS:
FINDINGS
All chromed bronze turnbuckles are in
serviceable condition but the forestay, staysail
shroud and port bowsprit shroud turnbuckles
are not properly pinned.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Properly pin all unpinned turnbuckles.
B.20 (PAGE 32) SHROUDS AND STAYS:
FINDINGS
The staysail shroud toggle is forced against the
mast flange creating a bend in the shroud
below the swage. (See photo)
RECOMMENDATIONS
Rig the staysail shroud to avoid jamming against
the mast flange.
B.21 (PAGE 33) BLOCKS/RIGGING::
FINDINGS
The teak staysail halyard block is unpainted
and showing wear.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Prep and paint the staysail halyard block.
B.22 (PAGE 34) COMMENTS:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
All winches are serviceable but in need of
Rebuild the jib halyard winch and lubricate all
lubrication. The jib halyard winch has bearing other winches.
play.
C. SURVEYOR'S NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
C.1 (PAGE 5) HULL DESIGN:
FINDINGS
The gelcoat at its upper inward corner to the
rubrail on the port side has air pockets
separating it from the FRP beneath. The
separation is 1/2" wide and runs intermittently
the entire length of the rub rail with one
1/2"x1/2" piece of gelcoat chipped away.
Another 1" x1/2" section of the upper rubrail
gelcoat is cracked midships to starboard. An
outward corner of the transom, to the
starboard side of the external rearstay
chainplate also has gelcoat separation in a 1/2"
x 5" section. (see photos page 6)
RECOMMENDATIONS
Monitor the sections of gelcoat not bonded to the
hull and repair all damaged gelcoat areas to
protect the FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) beneath.
C.2 (PAGE 7) PORTLIGHTS/VENTILATION:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
The aft two portholes to port have cracked
Renew cracked porthole glass.
glass.
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
C. SURVEYOR'S NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
C.3 (PAGE 8) DECK DESIGN/CONDITION:
FINDINGS
The teak decking is worn and missing several
protective screw bungs. Separation of teak
planks from the deck were found midships to
port and starboard in the center planks.
Outboard teak planks are separating from the
aft coaming in the cockpit. The teak deck
sealant is beginning to fail in several places
throughout the teak decking. A crack in a teak
corner seat plank was found to starboard in the
cockpit.
C.4 (PAGE 8) DECK DESIGN/CONDITION:
FINDINGS
Numerous points of gelcoat cracking were
found on the deck at the scuppers and on the
cabin top. Gelcoat is chipped away forward of
the port/aft dorade.
C.5 (PAGE 15) TYPE AND CONDITION:
FINDINGS
The engine's wet exhaust flange is corroded
but no leak was sited.
C.6 (PAGE 15) TYPE AND CONDITION:
FINDINGS
The engine room is insulated with acoustic
foam that is not secured to the engine room
bulkheads.
C.7 (PAGE 15) TYPE AND CONDITION:
FINDINGS
The port/forward motor mount beneath the
water pump is corroded.
C.8 (PAGE 17) BANKS:
FINDINGS
Corrosion was detected on the house battery
terminals.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Reseal the teak planks separating from the FRP
(fiber reinforced plastic) deck. Repair cracked
teak corner decking in the cockpit. Renew all
missing teak screw bungs. Reseal between planks
on the entire teak deck.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Repair all deck and cabin top gelcoat cracks to
protect FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) beneath.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Check torsion the wet exhaust flange bolts, clean
corrosion and protect with marine grade paint.
Monitor for future leaks and renew gasket if
necessary.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Secure the engine room acoustic foam.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Clean corrosion from the port/forward motor
mount and paint with marine grade paint to
protect.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Clean corrosion from the house battery terminals.
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
C. SURVEYOR'S NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
C.9 (PAGE 18) PANEL/CHARGER:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Two Solarex MSX-G4 Solar panels, rated 38
Connect the solar panels to the DC solar panel
watts (3.1 amp hours) are mounted to the aft
regulating system.
cockpit bimini. The external wires for the solar
panels are disconnected from the DC solar
panel regulating system.
C.10 (PAGE 18) PANEL/CHARGER:
FINDINGS
All breakers powered up the correct labeled
loads except: the "SSB Radio" has been
removed from the vessel and the "Solar"
panels have been disconnected.
C.11 (PAGE 21) MSD TYPE/DESCRIPTION::
FINDINGS
The head discharge Y-valve is turned to the
overboard position and the discharge seacock
is open.
C.12 (PAGE 22) OTHER:
FINDINGS
The wind vane steering gear is firmly mounted
to the transom but water intrusion and
through-bolt corrosion was sited on the interior
and exterior of the hull for both lower bracket
mounts.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Correctly label the electrical panel breakers to
represent the correct loads.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The vessel must secure the Type III MSD in a
manner that prevents discharge of sewage in
order to comply with USCG 33 CFR 159.7 and
EPA Title 40--Protection of the Environment
Chapter D Part 140.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Remove the wind vane self steering gear fasteners
and check for crevice corrosion. Renew all
damaged fasteners and reseal with elastomeric
sealant.
C.13 (PAGE 28) HULL CONDITION:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Three 1/2" blisters were detected at midships to Repair blisters prior to repainting the bottom.
port 5" below the waterline.
C.14 (PAGE 28) HULL CONDITION:
FINDINGS
A hull repair was found at the waterline on the
bow below the bobstay chainplate. The repair
was not faired or painted but appears sound.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Fair and paint the bow repair at the waterline.
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IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
C. SURVEYOR'S NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:
C.15 (PAGE 31) OBSERVATIONS:
FINDINGS
The engine's manufacturer recommended
maximum RPM is 3600 and the vessel reached
3100 RPM at full throttle.
RECOMMENDATIONS
The propeller diameter or pitch may need to be
decreased to achieve recommended maximum
RPM.
C.16 (PAGE 31) MAST/BOOM/BOWSPRIT:
FINDINGS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Corrosion was found at the compression post to Clean corrosion from the compression post/keel
keel connection.
connection. Prep and paint with marine grade
paint to preserve the steel compression post.
C.17 (PAGE 32) SHROUDS AND STAYS:
FINDINGS
The bobstay has an impact bend near its
center.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Monitor the bobstay and renew if any stress
cracks appear.
C.18 (PAGE 33) CHAIN PLATES:
FINDINGS
Both center shroud chain plates to port and
starboard show signs of water intrusion.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Clean corrosion from port and starboard center
chain plates. Reseal all chain pate deck seals.
C.19 (PAGE 34) NOTE:
FINDINGS
The genoa's sacrificial Sunbrella cover's
stitching is sun damaged.
RECOMMENDATIONS
Restitch the genoa's Sunbrella cover.
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V. SUMMARY AND VALUATION
STATEMENT OF OVERALL VESSEL RATING OF CONDITION:
It is the surveyor's experience that develops an opinion of the OVERALL VESSEL RATING OF
CONDITION After a the survey has been completed and the findings have been organized in a logical manner.
The grading of condition, developed by BUC RESEARCH, and accepted in the marine industry, for a vessel at
the time of survey, determines the adjustment to the range of base values in the BUC USED BOAT PRICE
GUIDE, for a similar vessel sold within a given time period, as a consideration to determine the Market Value.
The following is the accepted marine grading system of condition:
''EXCELLENT (BRISTOL) CONDITION'', is a vessel that is maintained in mint or bristol fashion - usually
better than factory new - loaded with extras - a rarity.
''ABOVE AVERAGE CONDITION'', has had above average care and is equipped with extra electrical and
electronic gear.
''AVERAGE CONDITION'', ready for sale requiring no additional work and normally equipped for her size.
''FAIR CONDITION'', requires usual maintenance to prepare for sale.
''POOR CONDITION'', substantial yard work required and devoid of extras.
''RESTORABLE CONDITION'', enough of hull and engine exists to restore the boat to usable condition.
As a result of my investigation, as shown in the SYSTEMS AND FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
section of this REPORT OF SURVEY, and by virtue of my experience, my opinion is
OVERALL VESSEL RATING:
FAIR
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V. SUMMARY AND VALUATION
STATEMENT OF VALUATION:
1. The ''FAIR MARKET VALUE'' is the most probable price in terms of money which a vessel should bring in
a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, the buyer and seller, each acting
prudently, knowledgeably and assuming the price is not affected by undue stimulus.
My analyses, opinions and conclusions were developed, and this report has been prepared in consideration of the
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Implicit in this definition is the consummation of a sale as of a specified date and the passing of title from seller
to buyer under conditions whereby:
a. Buyer and seller are typically motivated.
b. Both parties are well informed or well advised, and each acting in what they consider their own best interest.
c. A reasonable time is allowed for exposure in the open market.
d. Payment is made in terms of cash in U.S. dollars or in terms of financial arrangements comparable thereto;
and
e. The price represents a normal consideration for the vessel sold unaffected by special or creative financing or
sales concessions granted by anyone associated with the sale.
Sources for valuation
a. BUC 2011
b. NADA 2011
c. Yachtworld.com
d. Sold boats in the Northwest region
The closest comparable sailing vessels are:
1.) A 1986 Lord Nelson 35 less equipped is currently asking $128,000 in City Island, NY.
2.) A 1986 Lord Nelson 35 less equipped is currently asking $119,000 in New York, NY.
3.) A 1986 Lord Nelson 35 less equipped with no upgrades sold for $85,000 on 9/09 in Houston, TX.
Therefore, after consideration of the reliability of the data, the extent of the necessary adjustments and condition
of the vessel, it is your surveyor's opinion that the ''FAIR MARKET VALUE'' of the Sailing Vessel "Sail
Boat" is:
$000,000.00
Dollars and Zero cents
2. The ''ESTIMATED REPLACEMENT COST'' indicates the retail cost of a new vessel of the same
make/model with similar equipment offered by the same manufacturer. ''ESTIMATED REPLACEMENT
COST'' of the subject vessel is:
$000,000.00
Dollars and Zero cents
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V. SUMMARY AND VALUATION
SUMMARY:
In accordance with the request for a marine survey of the "Sail Boat," for the purpose of evaluating its present
condition and estimating its fair market value and replacement cost, I herewith submit my conclusion based on
the preceding report. The subject vessel was personally inspected by the undersigned in August, 2011 and was
found to be a well constructed, appointed and comfortable vessel. The owners of "Sail Boat" have been
conscientious in their maintenance and upgrades to the vessel, this can clearly be seen throughout the boat.
Except for the clearly defined repairs listed in this report, the subject to correction of deficiencies listed in section
IV, A and B (Safety), the vessel is considered to be suitable for its intended use of recreational, offshore cruising.
It is the opinion of this surveyor that the vessel, "Sail Boat" should not be operated until deficiencies A1,
A2, A3, A4 and A5 are repaired or renewed. Other deficiencies within the list should be attended to as soon as
possible.
SURVEYOR'S CERTIFICATION:
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief:
The statements of fact contained in this report are true and correct.
The reported analyses, opinions, and conclusions are limited only by the reported assumptions and limiting
conditions, and are my personal, unbiased professional analyses, opinions, and conclusions.
I have no present or prospective interest in the vessel that is the subject of this report, and I have no personal
interest or bias with respect to the parties involved.
My compensation is not contingent upon the reporting of a predetermined value or direction in value or
direction in value that favors the cause of the client, the amount of the value estimate, the attainment of a
stipulate result, or the occurrence of a subsequent event.
I have made a personal inspection of the vessel that is the subject of this report.
This report is submitted without prejudice and for the benefit of whom it may concern.
Attending Surveyor: Jeff Keiser, SAMS, SA
SIGNATURE:
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