Originally Posted by valhalla360
Figure complete replacement and triple the cost.
You only provided a little sketchy information but from what I see, it's iffy that the boat is worth it.
Get a boat in decent condition. You will still have plenty of opportunity to work on it and if you get tired of working on it, you have a much better chance of selling it and getting some of your money
GENERAL PHYSICAL CONDITION
This vessel was found to be a generally good, production quality built to the Moorings charter
rigged sailboat, constructed of fiberglass
with a bolt on full ballast keel
, an aluminum mast
stepped on deck
directly over a compression
post and auxiliary propulsion
provided by Yanmar
model 3GM30F,three cylinder inline,
four cycle, fresh water
cooled, 24 HP (@ 3400 rpm), marine
with a Kansai model KHSP, 2.91:1
reduction, marine gear
coupled to a single
section shaft using a Volvo
dripless shaft log gland and turning a bronze
two blade propeller
Outfitted with a basic compliment of marine electronics
, an Anchor
Air 16,000 BTU marine air conditioning
inoperative Mastervolt diesel marine generator
and transom mounted dinghy davits
, the interior
layout offers a full V
berth stateroom forward with a toilet compartment on the port side and storage
across. Bench type settee seating is
on each side of the salon
area with a compression
post table, galley
and aft berth entrance on the port side, navigation
station across over the top load freezer
boxes and an additional toilet compartment aft on the starboard side. and a
entrance toilet compartment is on the starboard side. Molded centerline companionway
steps over the auxiliary
engine access lead up to the open cockpit
area with pedestal steering
, snack table and ample passenger seating with
centerline gate aft for access to the fold down swim boarding ladder.
Although this vessel was found to be in acceptable overall condition, the vessel does suffer from the lack of current
care and regular usage with numerous deficiencies observed and listed to form a part of this report.
RECOMMENDATIONS / DEFICIENICES
1. The poorly installed and uncertified after market auxiliary fuel tank appears to be leaking with removal
tank and deck
fill cap and plumbing
, further inspection
for fuel leakage and thorough cleaning
of the bilge
2. The engine temperature was found to be higher than Yanmar
specification during sea trials was observed with
replacement of the section of age cracked sea water
intake hose, an engine oil change
with filter and a
complete servicing of the closed and sea water cooling
system recommended to verify the operation of the
Yanmar temperature alarm
warning system and ensure that acceptable operating temperatures can be
3. Replace the crimped section of fuel fill hose for the builder
installed main fuel tank.
4. Ensure acceptable installation
and operation of the thru hull
fitting shut off valve located in the centerline bilge
directly forward of the auxiliary engine.
5. Ensure that each of the ship’s batteries is properly secured from movement with positive terminal post covers
installed to comply with current
NFPA # 302 guidelines,
6. Remove the pitted propeller
shaft for inspection and replacement as found warranted, replace the heavily
deteriorated propeller and replace the tail strut cutless bearing ensuring acceptable engine and shaft
alignment with no excessive shaft log leakage around the shaft log thru hull
FILE NO SMS *****
RECOMMENDATIONS / DEFICIENICES continued
7. Ensure proper installation
and operation of the thru hull
fitting shut off valves located centerline directly forward
of the auxiliary engine.
8. The radar
would not power up, the screen
display for the GPS
is weak, the speed log was inoperative
9. Both handheld type fire extinguishers should be inspected annually by qualified personnel.\
10. Maintain emergency
flares with current dates of serviceability onboard the vessel.
11. Repair several of the inoperative cabin
DC light fixtures and the two DC fans.
and lubricate all deck winches.
13. Repair the torn seams for canvas
section of the Doyle stackpack main sail management system.
14. Free up the track and cart section to allow fully raising the main sail and service/lubricate all working deck
15. Resecure the loose bases of the lifeline stanchion posts in the deck sockets.
Several large blisters
were observed in the midship area below the waterline on the port side and should be
address when repainting the hull
with a fresh application of antifouling bottom paint
The mandatory standards promulgated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) under the authority of Title
46 United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations
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.
has been reported as inoperative with repairs not anticipated with removal
of the unit
considered advisable and the present day market valve of the vessel adjusted accordingly.