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WALSH MARINE 72 Kolokotroni Street, Piraeus 185 35, Greece Tel: +30 210 483 9603, Mob: +30 6941 602 677 www.walshmarine.gr Email: survey@walshmarine.gr

Date : 02 July 2013 Oref : 13002/AJ(co0514xr)

PRE-PURCHASE CONDITION SURVEY REPORT S/Y OYSTER HERITAGE At Preveza May/13 IN accordance with instructions received from CLIENT, the undersigned performed a full prepurchase survey on the following yacht on 06-08/May/13. The following report details the condition of the yacht on the dates of survey. 1.

General Particulars Name LOA Beam Draught Status Type Builder Model Built Hull

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NAME 11.21m 3.66m 1.60m Private Yacht Sloop Landamores Oyster Heritage 37 1985 GRP

MCA Code Small Craft Examiner (RYA)

Flag Reg. Port Official No. CE HIN No. Yard No. Call Sign Engines Cabins Toilets

: British (Part I) : Rye : 704373 : No : HIN : YARD NO : CALL SIGN : 1 x Nanni 4220HE 36.8kW : 2 x Double :1

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Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

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General Particulars ............................................................................................................................1 Circumstances of the Survey .............................................................................................................3 General Limitations of Survey ...........................................................................................................3 Contact Details ..................................................................................................................................4 Certification .......................................................................................................................................4 CE Marking ........................................................................................................................................5 General Construction ........................................................................................................................5 Hull below Waterline.........................................................................................................................5 Keel .................................................................................................................................................... 6 Topsides.............................................................................................................................................7 Hull/Deck Join....................................................................................................................................7 Frames, Bulkheads and Internal Structure ........................................................................................8 Deck Moulding ..................................................................................................................................9 Moisture Readings...........................................................................................................................11 Coachroof ........................................................................................................................................11 Cockpit.............................................................................................................................................12 Rudder and Steering ........................................................................................................................15 Stern Gear .......................................................................................................................................18 Bow Thruster ...................................................................................................................................20 Cathodic Protection.........................................................................................................................22 Skin Fittings and other through Hull Apertures...............................................................................23 Ports and Windows .........................................................................................................................25 Pulpit, Stanchions, Pushpit, Lifelines and Jackstays ........................................................................28 Ground Tackle and Mooring Arrangements ....................................................................................28 Davits, Boarding Ladders, Passerelle, Platform ...............................................................................31 Spars ................................................................................................................................................32 Standing Rigging ..............................................................................................................................35 Running Rigging ...............................................................................................................................38 Winches ...........................................................................................................................................39 Sails and Covers ...............................................................................................................................39 Bilge Pumping Arrangements ..........................................................................................................41 Firefighting Equipment ....................................................................................................................42 Lifesaving and Emergency Equipment.............................................................................................43 Navigation Lights .............................................................................................................................46 Engine and Installation ....................................................................................................................46 Fuel System .....................................................................................................................................53 Accommodation General.................................................................................................................54 Gas System ......................................................................................................................................56 Fresh Water Tanks and Delivery ......................................................................................................58 Grey Water System..........................................................................................................................59 Heads and Black Water System .......................................................................................................59 Electrical Installation .......................................................................................................................61 Electronic and Navigation Equipment .............................................................................................65 Heating and Refrigeration ...............................................................................................................68 Other Equipment .............................................................................................................................70 Sea Trial ...........................................................................................................................................71 Service History .................................................................................................................................72 Recommendations ..........................................................................................................................73 Suggestions......................................................................................................................................74 Conclusion .......................................................................................................................................75

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Circumstances of the Survey 06/May/13 : A preliminary visit was made to the yacht for the purposes of introduction and discussion of the survey and the documentation was perused. 07/May/13 : A full pre-purchase survey was made with (1) in-water survey at Preveza Public Port, (2) Sea trial between Preveza and Aktio for the approximate duration of 1.5 hours, (3) Haul out survey at Aktio Marine where the boat was fully hauled and supported by proper framing. 08/May/13 : A visit was made with repair contractor in order to inspect the deck together and agree the reasonable cost repairs and for the owners to arrange to have a quotation for the deck for the purposes of negotiations. There were a few omissions in the survey not of major importance and which are noted and can be checked by buyers on their visit.

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General Limitations of Survey The survey was limited to a non-destructive inspection. Unexposed parts of the yacht were not inspected unless specifically commented upon. Inaccessible parts of the yacht were not inspected. It is possible that dismantling or destructive testing may reveal other defects not possible to be noted by the surveyor. Unless an item was specifically commented upon it should be considered that the item was not inspected. If an item was operated or operation witnessed it will be noted as such in the report, any other items should be considered as untested. This report is intended to be used by the named client in the normal manner concerning the type of survey performed as stated on the first page of the report. The report may additionally be used by insurers or financiers for the purpose of insuring or financing the yacht. The report may be used by the yacht’s flag to confirm safety. The report should not be relied upon for any other purpose by any other party and no liability is undertaken to such party. The report concerns condition of the yacht at time of survey and future condition cannot be anticipated. Dismantling of machinery may reveal a different condition than was possible to determine within the constraints of a typical inspection circumstances. General periodic servicing requirements are not mentioned in the report.

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It is always recommended to have any machinery inspected and serviced by a specialist engineer. If a Sailing Yacht, the rigging was inspected from deck level only if mast not down. This is for safety reasons. For further inspection of any rigging, inspection by rigger is required. Inspection at deck level cannot find all defects but is satisfactory to make a general assessment. The survey work was performed in accordance with standard terms and conditions which are available at the following link : http://www.walshsurveyor.com/terms.pdf 4.

Contact Details Potential Buyers CONTACT DETAILS Owners CONTACT DETAILS

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Certification The following original certificates were inspected. Certificate

Issued

Expiry

Comment

Certificate of Registry Certificate of Insurance (Pantaenius)

Mar/09 05/Feb/13

02/Jun/14 05/Feb/14

Valid Valid

Ship Station License was not seen but this is anyway required to be renewed by the new owners. The existing is required to be deleted at Ofcom on sale. No other certification is required by British Flag. However certificate of liferaft servicing and fire extinguisher servicing would normally be provided but these servicings are out of date.

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CE Marking The boat was built in the EU before the recreational craft directive and likely first sold in the EU also so is likely not required to comply. The builders plate notes Yard No. H XX.

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General Construction Monolithic hull, 18mm Balsa sandwich deck, traditional type stiffening structure of overlaminated foam stringers. Reinforced with marine plywood in way of deck fittings.

Overview

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Layout

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Hull below Waterline

Overview

Hull below waterline with the previous antifouling, surfaces found fair. Hammer sounding did not reveal any delamination or voids in the laminate. There were no blisters or crazing showing through the antifouling. The antifouling generally adhered and it is possible to antifoul over the existing for the new season.

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Hull surfaces fair

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Keel

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No blisters or signs of repairs

Encapsulated keel with iron ballast. Encapsulation found intact. No cracks at interface with hull or in other areas. No evidence of grounding damages at leading or trailing edges.

Leading edge. No grounding damages.

Leading edge. No cracks at interface with hull

Trailing edge. No cracks at interface with hull.

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Topsides Topsides visually inspected. Gelcoat without visible defect such as chips from voids or crazing but dull and could be improved by buffing or gelcoat spray. Gelcoat oxidises over time and becomes dull and off white. A few minor scratches but no significant damage. Bow stem with typical anchor chips to the gelcoat which have been filled with non matching gelcoat colour and finishing by sanding has not been done. Bow and stern without collision damages.

Bow stem no collision damages

Non matching gelcoat minor repair requires sanding

Minor scratches on topsides

No damages at stern

Suggestion : Minor gelcoat repair at bow stem to be sanded fair. Suggestion : Topsides could be improved by buffing or if the expensive solution is wanted then gelcoat spray and they will look like new. 11.

Hull/Deck Join Overlaminated hull to deck join with toerail bolted through the join. Where possible to inspect no external signs of excessive corrosion to bolts.

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Hull to deck join secure in chain locker

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Hull to deck join secure at galley

Frames, Bulkheads and Internal Structure Foam cored stringers overlaminated. Internal structure with overlaminations secure and no cracked stringers. No cracks to hull laminate interior side. Bilges generally clean.

Bow. Stiffeners and hull laminate interior side without cracks

Internal structure intact

Internal structure intact

Internal structure intact

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Internal structure intact

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Internal structure intact

Deck Moulding Deck moulding covered with wooden decking and with 18mm balsa sandwich material which is susceptible to wet damage. No softness of deck underfoot (this would indicate severe damage to balsa sandwich material. The presence of decking on top and linings at the deck head prevented moisture readings. It must not be forgotten the high temperatures the decks reach during the summer where the boat was kept in Mediterranean. Deck laminate reinforced with marine ply in way of deck fittings.

Deck overview

13.1. Decking Iroko decking (or other wood of similar look to teak) attached with screws. Caulking in seriously poor condition with UV deterioration and missing parts. Caulking grooves are cut to a shallow depth and the seams between the planks had some slight spacing. Whilst the cockpit emergency tiller cover was with plywood underneath the decking it seems unlikely that the deck has plywood underneath. This is good as plywood is guaranteed to rot with failed caulking. It is certainly not veneer over plywood either it is a decent deck of good thickness iroko or similar wood not teak.

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The deck could use a bit more work than recaulking as some planks for instance the king plank at the bow is lifting slightly along with a few other planks but the lifting is not excessive and this would be expensive to fully attend to. I have already inspected the deck with a competent repairer and we agreed that a cost effective reasonable solution at this stage would be to recaulk the deck. The recaulking is required this season. If it is left eventually the deck will be seriously damaged. Iroko is not the same as teak. Genuine teak does not sustain rot in any circumstances. Iroko if not seasoned properly will start moving and lifting in the first year. It is also susceptible to splitting. If seasoned properly it is an acceptable material provided the caulking is maintained. If the caulking is not maintained the wood will be affected by the moisture and drying and start lifting and eventually replacement of planks will be necessary. Genuine teak is only used on the top yacht brands or for replacement decks with no budget restrictions. It is too expensive and availability is difficult. Iroko or other types of wood that look similar to teak are used throughout the other brands and for most replacement decks. It is preferable to have full thickness iroko rather than the cheapest kind of deck which is teak veneer on plywood.

Caulking missing

Caulking fully deteriorated

Another view

Another view

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Suggestion : Deck to be re-caulked this season or risk serious damage to the wood in future. 14.

Moisture Readings Moisture Readings were taken with a Sovereign Quantum Marine meter. Moisture readings do not measure moisture content but are based on a relative scale which is relevant only to this specific model of meter. Moisture readings were as follows : Meter Deep Mode

Underwater Hull Low

Topsides

Cockpit

Rudder

13-16

13-20

Not high

I forgot to photograph the underwater hull moisture readings they are written on the hull in chalk. They were good. This is not unusual if the boat kept ashore annually in hot Mediterranean climate where the laminate can dry out over some months. Topsides and cockpit readings very good for an old boat (recorded in notebook). Provided the yacht is hauled annually in a hot country the likelihood of osmosis occurring seems to be not likely but I cannot provide any guarantee. Many old oysters were getting osmosis. There was no osmosis present during survey. Rudder was with some moisture but at levels not of any concern and therefore there is no indication of wetting to sandwich material which may be plywood or foam. 15.

Coachroof Structurally sound. Coachroof with minor vertical cracking at hard angle at companionway. It is not unusual to have such cracking at hard angle and it is likely to be gelcoat or maybe slightly more but nothing serious. Old gelcoats are more brittle than the modern flexible type. Coachroof top with treadmaster panels which are very good for anti slip. They are aged but in a satisfactory condition and do not require replacement at this stage. By unscrewing a vent the coachroof laminate underside seen to be of good quality as it is resin rich without unbound fibers. Companionway sliding hatch intact and operational. Companionway door in good operational condition.

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Coachroof

Minor cracking at hard angle

Via a vent coachroof laminate seen to be good quality

Companionway sliding hatch working

Suggestion : Minor vertical crack to pilothouse at companionway entrance to be ground out and gelcoated and sanded smooth. If crack extends into laminate then minor relaminating prior to gelcoat would be preferred in order to assist preventing it happening again. 16.

Cockpit Cockpit teak in similar condition to the deck and requires re-caulking. Decking on plywood small cover over the emergency steering has the plywood rotten. To have the plywood part replaced. Cockpit gelcoat was painted at some point. This was old method before gelcoat spray and generally fails over time. The paint is worn but not immediately visible unless you look carefully. The expensive solution would be to sand the paint off and gelcoat spray but it is not necessary except for superior cosmetic appearance if wanted and is much more difficult and expensive than the topsides. Access port for the shore power cable is UV deteriorated and this will be brittle. Still of use. Bimini of and extension of 2008, material and framing in good condition. I think the owner mentioned side sections but cannot recall.

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Cockpit overview

Looking forward

Steering pedestal secure

Engine panel, autopilot and controls in satisfactory condition

Cup holder re-varnished to a high standard on this haul out

Rotten plywood under small cover for emergency steering

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Cockpit decking requires recaulking

UV affected access port for shore power

Cockpit was previously painted and the paint is partly worn

Another view

Bimini and extension material and framing in good condition

Suggestion : Cockpit decking requires re-caulking. Suggestion : Decking on plywood small cover over the emergency steering has the plywood rotten. To have the plywood part replaced. Suggestion : Cockpit gelcoat painted and with paint worn. Could consider sanding and gelcoat spray but not required unless for superior cosmetic appearance.

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Suggestion : Access port for the shore power cable is UV deteriorated and this will be brittle. Still of use. Could consider replacement. 17.

Rudder and Steering Skeg hung fiberglass rudder. There were no splits at the interface between the two mouldings and no grounding damage on the underside. The rudder had three areas which looked like blisters but they are equally spaced at 26cm and there was metal showing through one so this is part of the internal construction. These areas require grinding a bit and application of gelcoat and sanding smooth and are not of concern. The rudder was without play around the bushings. There is some corrosion staining at the interface with the skeg and the lower bearing shoe. I did not scrape the material but I assume it is crevice corrosion of stainless occurring at this interface. There was no general wastage to the shoe so it is not of concern. The steering gear of whitlock type operating tiller system via gearing arrangement from the wheel steering was without wastages and with traditional type seal for the rudder post of bronze that was without tarnishing. The rudder stop with some corrosion which is not significant and it all looks good.

Rudder intact

No cracks at interface of skeg and hull

No play around bearings or bushing

Minor corrosion at interface of shoe and skeg

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Rudder without grounding damages or splits at underside

Close up of internal metal in way of broken gelcoat

Equally spaced breaks in gelcoat with metal structure of rudder showing through

It is minor

Steering gear without wastages

Traditional type seal for rudder post

Suggestion : Equally spaced minor breaks in gelcoat of rudder of minor extent to be ground out gelcoated and sanded smooth. 17.1. Autopilot Raymarine ST6001. Electric arm (linear drive) in good external condition. Raymarine ST6001 control in cockpit and another control of older type Autohelm ST7000 at the navigation station. Both tested working on sea trial.

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Autopilot arm in good external condition

Autopilot arm connection to steering gear

Autopilot control in cockpit working

Autopilot control in cockpit working

Autopilot control in cockpit working

Autopilot control at navigation station working

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Autopilot control at navigation station working

17.2. Emergency Steering Tiller type system to top of rudder post. Stainless tiller on board intact without wastages.

Emergency steering

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Stern Gear Stainless shaft without pitting or corrosion. Bronze p-bracket laminated into the hull. When scraped the bronze without the pink colour of dezincification but instead a good bronze colour. At the interior side the laminations secure without sign of any movement. Two bladed rope cutter of superior type. Intact and without wastages. Operation looked fine. Maxprop two bladed feathering bronze propeller. The best. Blades feathered smoothly no pitting or wastages and the bronze material looked good.

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Stern gear

Shaft no pitting or corrosion

P-bracket securely laminated to hull

P-bracket securely laminated to hull

No dezincification of p-bracket

Rope cutter

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Rope cutter intact and working

No pitting

Maxprop checked working smoothly

Maxprop checked working smoothly

Bow Thruster Max power bow thruster with plastic propeller. No wastages to bow thruster leg. Plastic propeller blades intact without chips to the blades. Bow thruster fiberglass tunnel securely laminated to the hull. No cracks at exterior or interior side. Bow thruster tested working in both directions. It is not very low down it should be lower than that to be more effective. I believe it’s a bit below the minimum recommended depth. It is working usefully just not optimally. This was determined after test to turn the boat using bow thruster. The bow thruster motor casing was not corroded. There was no signs of burning from the cables the terminals were not corroded and the system was properly installed also with dedicated battery and the required fuse.

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Bow thruster tunnel securely laminated into hull

Bow thruster leg no wastages

Bow thruster propeller no chips to the blades

Testing bow thruster

Testing bow thruster

Bow thruster motor casing not corroded

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No leaks from main gasket

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Cathodic Protection Anodes found secure and suitable for further use. General bonding wires to hull anode from p-bracket, steering gear, rudder post seal and through hull valves were secure and with terminals not corroded.

Propeller anode slight wastage and suitable for further use

Hull anode moderate wastage and suitable for further use

General bonding wires to hull anode no corrosion at terminals

Shaft anode not doing much

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Skin Fittings and other through Hull Apertures The original valves are blakes seacocks which you do not see anymore on new boats they are too expensive. Several valves have been replaced with the inferior modern type ball valves which are probably what we call "non marine type" nickel plated brass. It is difficult to read the markings. Preferred are marine type bronze or dzr brass but they are difficult to find. Even Hallberg Rassy are using these non marine type now and they are acceptable under the appropriate iso standard which does not go far enough. They have no more than 5 year approved service life but are acceptable for use provided that they are periodically removed and serviced and internally inspected. It is not possible for me to see the internal condition of the valves or seacocks. The external condition was good except for one blakes for cockpit drain which has minor previous leak. If some were replaced then there was likely a problem with those valves. One ball valve in engine compartment for engine raw water without handle but a new handle has been provided by sellers. Hoses were double clipped and the clips not corroded. No plastic through hulls or valves below waterline. Above waterline the plastic necks without UV deterioration or cracks. Below waterline no wastages and a sample of through hull necks scraped and seen to be without the pink colour of dezincification. The blakes seacocks have the old type flush fitting necks. The speed log transducer is missing the impeller. Speed by GPS is available.

Newer type with no dezincification or wastages

Old type flush fitting necks

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Another view

Another view

Speed log impeller missing

Plastic necks above waterline no cracks or UV deterioration

Blakes seacock some tarnishing removal and inspection recommended.

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Another seacock no remarks

Engine raw water intake

Shaft seal water lubrication

Engine raw water intake valve missing handle

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Recommendation : The blakes seacock for cockpit drain next to rudder post with previous leak to be serviced or replaced if necessary. Recommendation : The blakes seacocks to be periodically removed and serviced. Recommendation : The ball valves to be periodically removed cleaned and inspected internally. Recommendation : Ball valve in engine compartment missing handle. Handle to be installed. Suggestion : Wooden bungs to be on board to seal through hulls in an emergency and preferably the correct sizes attached to each valve. 22.

Ports and Windows Forward hatch and pilothouse windows replaced in 2003-2006 year range. No crazing seen. Front pilothouse windows with opening and strut support of unusually high quality. The lower seals in good condition.

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The upper seals have failed with UV exposure and replacement to avoid leaks. Forward deck hatch seals also in good condition. The exterior seals of the pilothouse side windows are in similar poor condition. There was some previous wetting to the wooden linings in way but this remains cosmetic and may be from the past. The windows not crazed. Two skylights with plexiglass heavily crazed. Side windows not crazed and seals satisfactory. Despite if seals are in good visual condition they may still leak.

Forward hatch window in good condition

Seal in good condition

Pilothouse forward windows in good condition

Pilothouse forward window seals good

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Closer view

Pilothouse forward window seals good

Skylights heavily crazed

Skylights heavily crazed

Side windows not crazed

Side window seals satisfactory

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Pilothouse side window seals failed

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Side windows without crazing

Suggestion : Two deck skylights with plexiglass heavily crazed. Replacement of plexiglass could be considered. Suggestion : Pilothouse windows require removal and rebedding on new seals as the seals have failed. 23.

Pulpit, Stanchions, Pushpit, Lifelines and Jackstays Stainless lifelines kinked but still of use. Some wastage where the lifelines pass through the stanchions. They remains suitable for use and were found secure.

Lifelines kinked

Minor wastage at stanchions

Suggestion : Replacement of kinked lifelines could be considered. 24.

Ground Tackle and Mooring Arrangements CQR type anchor said to be 45lb of 2004. Painted galvanised steel. No wastages. No bends to anchor roller and at the underside no corrosion around the bolts. Stainless chain stopper (to prevent chain jumping) installed and complete without corrosion.

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Electric anchor windlass Lofrans Cobra of 2000. External condition good without pitting to the casing. At the underside no corrosion staining around the bolts. Corrosion to the hawse pipe. Difficult to inspect but no signs of perforation as far as could be seen. Manual brake tested working. Anchor windlass tested working in both directions but not at depth. Control and cable in good condition. Anchor chain without signs of significant corrosion and bitter end secured to suitable dring with rode. Galvanised CQR kedge anchor of chain in as new condition.

CQR anchor without wastages

Anchor roller secure and not bent

Testing anchor windlass

Chain stopper of superior type

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Anchor windlass casing no pitting

Windlass securing bolts no corrosion staining. Corroded hawse pipe

Anchor chain no signs of significant corrosion

Windlass control in good condition

Manual brake tested working

CQR kedge anchor in as new condition

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Kedge anchor chain in as new condition

Suggestion : Anchor chain hawse pipe to be removed and further inspection made. To be sanded/painted to avoid further deterioration or replaced if required. 25.

Davits, Boarding Ladders, Passerelle, Platform Boarding ladder without damages and secure. Stern platform stainless framing without wastages. Decking with exposure but suitable for further use. Parallel crazing in way of platform securing which indicates stress. Securing with stainless bolts backed by washers considered to be inappropriate. Stainless backing plates of suitable dimensions to be fabricated and installed. Plank type passerelle considered suitable for use.

Stern platform complete

Stress crazing in way of securing due to no backing plates

Suggestion : Stern platform securing with stainless bolts backed by washers considered to be inappropriate. Stainless backing plates of suitable dimensions to be fabricated and installed.

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Spars Aluminium mast with single spreaders keel stepped. Looking up the extrusions were fair. The deck penetration is sealed and the mast supported in an unusual way with wedges of hard resilient rubber which are not properly shaped. I believe this was done some time in the past and to be fair it must be said that it has not caused serious problem yet. In 1999 repairs were made to the mast compression post step area as compression loading and damage had been sustained. The repairs invoice noted the works to be filling the mast bearer with chock fast epoxy resin, grinding the laminate on the port side of the mast bearer, removing all defective laminate and then relaminating using epoxy laminations and flow coating after sea trials. Therefore previously there was problem with the mast keel step. There is no indication of any problem as there are no cracks. The mast extrusions were fair as far as could be seen. There was a very minor area of previous galvanic corrosion where a stainless d-ring had previously been fitted. This is not of any structural concern. There was no other evidence of this but it is possible due to the age. The boom gooseneck was secure and without fracture. The boom vang also secure. Looking up the spreaders were secure. The furler drum is not bent but the rope is fouled and needs winding back properly. The roller forestay fork was not twisted and secure. My inspection does not include checking whether the forestay is twisted at the top near the mast which is common. The sail was on the foil so it is not possible to assess whether the foil sections are out of line or distorted. Spinnaker pole provided and in good condition.

Roller forestay fork not twisted

Furler drum not bent and operation good

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Mast supporting at deck level not suitable

Minor galvanic corrosion that occurred when a stainless fitting was attached likely a d-ring

Boom gooseneck secure and no fractures

Boom looks straight

Nice cars for the mainsail

Boom vang secure

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Spreaders look secure

Spreaders look secure

Hardware at top of mast

Linings in way of mast prevent inspection

Mast keel step without cracks and secure

Closer view

Recommendation : Deck penetration is sealed and the mast supported in an unusual way with wedges of hard resilient rubber which are not properly shaped. To be corrected at a future drydocking using properly shaped and supportive method. Suggestion : The furler rope is fouled and needs winding back on the drum properly.

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Standing Rigging Masthead rig with forestay, babystay, cap shrouds, lowers, single backstay and removable inner stay. Terminated in swage terminals except for the removable inner stay which is terminated in norseman terminal. The removable inner stay is useful for storm jib etc. The securing when unused was good without the typical kinks to the wire having occurred due to poor securing and poor tightness. Chainplates of old type which penetrate the deck and often resulting in leaks from deck level. No significant leaks seen. Not inspectable beyond the covers due to many screws requiring to be unscrewed for access. In 1999 the standing rigging was replaced. According to the invoice this consisted of 1x19 stainless wire terminated in swage terminals with new chrome bronze riggings screws with integral toggle forks (Backstay, 2 x cap shrouds, 2 x lowers, 1 x babystay and new forestay and replacement top section of foil. The standing rigging is therefore 14 years of age. MECAL technical notice MTN 25-2 (Rig Inspections Sailing Vessels) requires for British Flag commercial yachts : Rig 10-15 Years Old

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Rig over 15 Years Old –

Riggers Inspection Report. Complete standing renewal of standing rigging advised at this point. Renewal of wires in pairs over several years is acceptable. Complete renewal of standing rigging required.

Often I am disappointed with the quality of stainless wire these days often it is Chinese and some of that is garbage with significant corrosion staining in one year or corrosion only one strand of the wire. So I am reluctant to advise replacement of this quality wire although it must be appreciated that the repeated loading of the wire underway For private yacht we will apply the MECAL technical note as follows in order to permit the reasonable possible use of this existing standing rigging. Full rig inspection required to be performed by competent rigger and certificate issued before launching. Rigger to make recommendations for repair or replacement if required. The rigger inspections to be continued at maximum every 5 years and if any deterioration or damage noted then rigger to be called to the boat. Loss of one wire when sailing can lose the entire rig.

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Stemhead fitting

No significant corrosion to bolts of stemhead fitting securing

Shroud chainplates bedded on generous sealant

Swage terminals straight and properly formed without cracks.

No significant corrosion staining at entry to swage terminals

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Rigging screws without wastages

Norseman terminal for removable inner stay

No corrosion staining around shroud chainplate covers

Another view

Backstay chainplate

No corrosion staining around backstay chainplate securing

Recommendation : Full rig inspection required to be performed by competent rigger and certificate issued before launching. Rigger to make recommendations for repair or replacement if required. Recommendation : The rigger inspections to be continued at maximum every 5 years in order to enable using this old standing rigging and if any deterioration or damage noted then rigger to be called to the boat. Loss of one wire when sailing can lose the entire rig.

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Running Rigging The boom vang rope requires replacement as it is chafed. Sheave blocks were without UV deterioration to the sheaves. Remainder of ropes suitable for further use.

Boom sheaves intact

Boom vang sheaves not deteriorated

Boom vang

Boom vang sheave minor wear

Boom vang rope requires replacement

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Winches Winches all lewmar brand rather than some old closed company so parts should be available. Checked working properly so servicing likely to have been performed some time in the past. At the interior side bolted through plywood backing plates.

Plywood backing plates

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Sails and Covers Sails of unknown age. Before 1999. Mainsail, Genoa, Spinnaker, Cruising Chute, No. 4 Sail, Spare Genoa. All in condition suitable for further use. Mainsail with minor tear to stitching.

Sails

Genoa

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Genoa in good condition

Mainsail in good condition

Mainsail in good condition

Mainsail in good condition

Minor tear to stitching

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Spinnaker type sail in good condition

Spinnaker type sail in good condition

Sail in good condition

Sail in good condition

Sail in good condition

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Bilge Pumping Arrangements Manual bilge pump in good external condition. Electric bilge pump checked working. Provided with manual or automatic functions. This is satisfactory to meet even current CE requirements.

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Electric bilge pump

Firefighting Equipment Various fire extinguishers of dry powder. Of sufficient number. In satisfactory external condition and with manometers in green range. Servicing expired. Small Halon automatic extinguisher in the engine compartment. Halon is illegal in the EU. Lucky for the owners it was empty. Replace with FM-200 or AFFF type if wanted and I do suggest an automatic system with also manual pull wire activation. The cheapest type would be dry powder which will make a terrible mess. If new one not installed then a hole to be cut in the sole boards suitable for discharge of extinguisher into engine compartment without opening the sole boards and causing flashback.

Extinguisher with coatings intact

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Recommendation : Fire extinguishers to be serviced and certificate provided. 32.1. Fire Blanket Fire blanket provided for galley. Pulled out slightly and condition looks fine.

Fire Blanket

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Lifesaving and Emergency Equipment There are not regulations for British Flag yachts below 13.4m length.

33.1. Life-raft Liferaft of valise type ML Lifeguard model 3104A. No further information about compliance with standards. Better having one than not having one. If a new one is ever purchased then ISO 9650-1:2005 Part 1 Type 1 Group A is the best type for small pleasure yachts but compliance with that top leisure standard is not a requirement. External condition of valise good. Servicing expired May/03. Servicing schedule to be done according to manufacturer requirements (1 or 3 years etc).

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Suggestion : Liferaft servicing not in date. To be serviced and manufacturer or service centre servicing schedule to be kept to. 33.2. Lifejackets I did not see lifejackets on board in the masses of kit. The minimum ideal would be foam or gas inflated type of 150N buoyancy. Gas inflated are preferred as people are comfortable to wear them in heavy weather or at night but they do require periodic servicing which varies according to manufacturer 1-2 years and 5 years is the time for rearm and inflation test. Periodic checking must be made to see if the cylinders have become corroded. The appropriate standards are the following and I will still accept the old standard but will not accept lifejackets that do not meet any of these standards unless they meet the SOLAS LSA Code not any old SOLAS. Hood and leg straps are proven to increase survival rates. Lifejackets to be supplied with whistle and light with wheelmarking logo (ship's wheel) to note compliance with the European MED (marine equipment directive). Buoyancy 150N 275N

New European Standard EN 12402-3 EN 12402-2

Old European Standard EN 396 EN 399

Recommendation : Lifejackets to be provided for all on board with at least 150N buoyancy and compliance with relevant standard as noted in the report, a whistle and wheelmarked light. 33.3. Lifebuoys Soft horseshoe buoy with self igniting light provided. Rescue sling also provided. This is very good and acceptable.

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Soft horseshoe buoy and light in condition suitable for use

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Rescue sling in condition suitable for use

33.4. Pyrotechnics Pyrotechnics found expired. To be disposed of sensibly. New pyrotechnics to be supplied according to the requirements of the new flag. If no requirements then Greek flag kit is suitable if the boat is kept in Greece (3 x Red Parachute, 3 x Red Hand Flare, 2 x Orange Smoke). To be kept in an airtight container to prevent moisture deterioration.

Pyrotechnics expired

Recommendation : New pyrotechnics to be supplied according to the requirements of the new flag. 33.5. EPIRB There is no EPIRB on board and it is not required even for British Flag commercial yachts of the most common class in the Mediterranean ie the 60 miles from coast. Other flags such as Greek require it. Still it is very useful for transmitting location in an emergency and the GPS models provide faster detection. Suggestion : EPIRB to be considered for serious sailing.

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33.6. Radar Reflector Required by SOLAS V for all yachts and the passive barrel type is secured in suitable location to the mast and looks to be of an approved type. The smaller ones attached to shrouds which are very common are not approved type.

Radar reflector

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Navigation Lights Omitted to check working condition.

35.

Engine and Installation

35.1. Engine Compartment Engine compartment with soundproofing intact. Of suitable material with facing surface of aluminium type which is appropriate as it does not retain oils and become a fire risk. Engine compartment bilges clean of oils.

Engine compartment

Engine bilges clean of oils

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Soundproofing intact and with facing surface that does not retain oils

35.2. Auxiliary Engine Nanni 4.220HE marinised diesel (based on tractor/industrial engine) 4cyl naturally aspirated producing 50hp / 36.8kW. The engine was installed in accordance with good practice and secure on the mounts. In good external condition with coatings generally intact. No leaks of fuel, oil or coolant in operation. Minor leak from shaft area of raw water pump in operation. No exhaust leaks. No deterioration to flexible hoses. Belt in satisfactory condition. Alternators not corroded. Exhaust fitted with swan neck. There is a possible repair to the engine exhaust hose with tape. If it is damaged then this is not an acceptable repair and the hose to be replaced with again suitable type such as vetus exhaust hose. The propeller pitch does not allow the engine to reach max 2800rpm it reaches instead 2400rpm. This is deliberate by the owners.

Engine hours 2138 said to be correct

No fuel leaks at injection pump in operation

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No fuel leaks at injectors in operation

No oil leaks from major gaskets

No leaks from oil cooler

No corrosion or leaks at exhaust elbow which looks externally very good

Minor leak at raw water pump in region of shaft

Belts satisfactory

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Alternator not corroded

Alternator not corroded

Exhausts (Engine and Eberspacher) with swan neck

Possible repair to engine exhaust hose

Water strainer fitted and seems to be above waterline

Shut off valves for heater hoses

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Oil looks normal and filled to suitable level

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Nanni repair kit

Engine testing gauges normal and rpm steady

Recommendation : Minor leak from shaft area of Engine raw water pump in operation. To be corrected. Recommendation : Engine exhaust hose with possible repair using tape. If it is damaged then this is not an acceptable repair and the hose to be replaced with again suitable type such as vetus exhaust hose ISO 13363. 35.3. Oil Analysis Oil Analysis was requested by Mr. Sotham but after I had departed from base so I did not have the vacuum sampler for approved method. The oil sample was taken from the fitted oil drain system after discarding the first 400ml which is acceptable alternative. The sample was sent to OCLS lab in UK for analysis by Mr. Lee Bell by normal post which took about a week to arrive. The results were available the same day on receipt.

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The analysis results were fine except for : (1) Level 4/5 (1 low and 5 high scale) Aluminium from wear. (2) Viscosity not according to manufacturer recommendation. Recommended 20w/40 engine oil has a viscosity of approximately 115-125 cSt. The oil in this engine has a viscosity of 98.6 cSt which looks more like a typical 15w/40 oil. Note well that the aluminium is not at 5 on the scale it is at 4. Engineer advised that he considers Nanni not true marine diesels but instead marinised Kubota and they can have some problems. I discussed with him the engine as new in 1999 and with 2000 hours only and external condition good except for minor water leak at pump, exhaust clean no noise or vibration even at max rpm. Engineer advised that he does not recommend endoscopic examination of cylinders or disassembly of engine as endoscopic would not find all the problem and disassembly would be very expensive and the general condition does not suggest it is required. If more analysis is wanted then it would be done again after change oil/filters and a season of use or at least 50 hours of oil service. He said analysis is good but careful interpretation is required because it does not provide all the information that a disassembly could provide. I agree with that. He recommends typical periodic service (change oil, coolant, filters, belts) which he can do if wanted along with the deck caulking. For the oil it is common to use 15w/40 for better oil flow in cold conditions and so this is probably an English technique. 35.4. Reverse Gear Reverse gear plate not seen. External condition good without oil leaks and with coatings intact. Oil looked normal. I do not usually analyse reverse gear lubricating oil and in any case sampling equipment not available at site. No abnormal operation, vibration or sounds during sea trials.

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Reverse gear external condition good

35.5. Shafting and Seal Excellent choice of dripless type PSS type shaft seal seawater lubricated. No leaks in operation. External condition of bellows intact and without deterioration. Securing clips without corrosion. Seawater lubrication hose secure and without corroded hose clips. Double clips on valve as is good practice. Mild steel shaft coupling corroded as is typical and no problem. Plastic flexible coupling disc without cracks.

PSS shaft seal in good external condition

36.

Fuel System Fiberglass fuel tank 65 gallon capacity. No smells of diesel. Periodic cleaning of fuel tanks is always recommended. Never use all the fuel as you will pick up all the sediments. Delivery lines of flexible hose with armouring. No corrosion to armouring. Modern type would be ISO 7840-1.

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Shut off valve fitted on delivery line. To be labelled. Fuel water separator filter fitted. Not of type with fireproofing metal bowl. Secure and sited in suitable location away from heat and possible damage. Bowl clean of water or sediment collected. Electronic water level alarm for filter fitted. Operation not tested.

Fuel tank

Delivery lines armouring without corrosion. Shut off valve fitted on delivery line

Fuel water separator filter clean of water and sediment

Electronic water level alarm fitted for fuel water separator filter

Recommendation : Fuel delivery line shut off to be labelled FUEL SHUTOFF. 37.

Accommodation General Accommodation in general good condition. No odours in accommodation. No serious wet damage or other damage to the panelling. Upholstery in good condition. Toilet mirror with typical moisture related deterioration to the reflective backing.

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Forward Cabin

Double Cabin

Saloon

Saloon

Decent space in accommodation with cabin panelling open

Galley

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Port double cabin privacy panelling securing

Minor wet damage to woodwork at saloon windows

Toilet

Toilet mirror with typical wet damage

Suggestion : Consider replacement toilet mirror as with typical damage to the backing. 38.

Gas System Dedicated gas locker for main and spare bottle. Bottles with some coating failure and minor corrosion considered typical and they are suitable for further use. Flexible gas hose of 4th Quarter 2009 manufacture. Expiry is 5 years from manufacture and it is therefore to be replaced at end 2014. Gas locker fitted with drain that leads to cockpit. This is not usually ideal but leaked gas stays down and will go down the cockpit drains and cannot go into the accommodation due to the coaming of the companionway. Gas bottles considered to be acceptably secure. Gas regulator meets the ISO standard but I am not sure if that model meets the marine type but still it’s the most typical on the boats. Gas cooker of quality manufacture in good condition without corrosion. Fitted with gimbals which operate properly. Gimbal lock for use in port and crash bar.

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Gas installation considered to meet the general requirements of a good installation based on the CE requirements which are not mandatory for this boat.

Dedicated gas locker

Bottles with only minor corrosion

Regulator externally not corroded

Gas hose of 2009

Gas locker drain

Gas locker drain hose in good external condition and hose clips not corroded

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Gas copper piping externally without excessive tarnishing or wastage

Gas hose for cooker not accessible but is likely to be of same age as the locker one

Quality gas cooker in good condition

Oven has been used but it is not excessively dirty and can be cleaned

Fresh Water Tanks and Delivery Fiberglass Fresh Water tank 120 gallon capacity. Single fresh water pump. Accumulator tank not seen so the pump will run continuously when required. This is acceptable though. No leaks from pump. Checked working with satisfactory pressure. Piping of the modern plastic type which installers complain about as it is difficult to get a seal at the connections. No leaks seen.

Water pressure satisfactory

Fresh water pump secure and no leaks

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Grey Water System Shower drain pump external condition without leaks. Connections and piping good. There is some tape at the switch end for unknown reason. The system is acceptable not ideal and requires slapping the panelling to shut the pump off so requires attention. In line filter is included as required. Sinks discharge overboard by gravity. Checked working.

Shower drain pump

Suggestion : Shower drain pump and switch system to be refurbished and technician to propose better system if wanted. 41.

Heads and Black Water System Manual toilet of superior type Blakes Lavac of 2005. Requires seat to be closed to operate the vacuum system properly. Seawater inlet piping with suitable swan neck. Plastic Holding tank of 2005. External condition good without leaks and no odours. Carbon filter fitted I believe on the vent line. These do not have good reviews and are expensive to maintain. Deck pumpout fitted and Y valve for discharge to tank or overboard. Manual pump fitted for discharge of the tank. Sanitary type hoses used throughout the black water system in good external condition. They always require maintenance. Hose clips bright stainless without corrosion. This is a very nice manual toilet system.

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Manual toilet operation checked working

Swan neck on toilet in

Black tank

Carbon filter

Deck pumpout

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Bright hose clips

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Y valve and deck pumpout

Electrical Installation 12v Electrical system and 220v Shorepower. Suitable breakers on shore power including the required RCBO for protection against electrocution. Galvanic isolator could be considered but that is not required. Electrics renewed in 1999 and it looks like most of the system at least. Good practice has been followed and the wiring is reasonably tidy and secure. Shorepower system is not provided with socket but with cable that is pulled through an access port in the cockpit. This is an acceptable way of doing it and approximates the big boat systems which have shorepower cable dispensers but of course in a more cost effective way. Battery Charger Merlin 12/30-3. Presumably that is 12v/30A. It is likely this is supported by Vxl Power Ltd now. This may be original to the boat. Mastervolt Battery Monitoring System Masterlink 20 of 1999. Control surface broken at one button. Checked working. Adverc Battery Management System for Alternator Control. Two alternators 60A and second 90A fitted on engine. X-Port charge splitter. Solar charging with Sunware Fox-350 Charge Regulator. Looks to be working. Solar panels of 2005 and 2006 fitted to pilothouse roof. Condition intact. Batteries secure and terminals not corroded. Batteries are old although the charging system is very nice and the batteries are of good quality and maintained with the solar system even if shorepower not connected. Two junction boxes in engine compartment without covers.

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Main switchboard generally working

Wiring without wet damage and installation professional

Junction boxes in engine compartment without covers

Battery charger

Charge splitter

Alternator charge management system

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Solar Panels intact

Solar Charge controller working

Shore power circuits suitable breakers

Shore power cable manual dispensing

Recommendation : Two junction boxes in engine compartment without covers. To be fitted with covers. Batteries as follows : Purpose

Number

Service Engine Starting Bow Thruster

3 1 1

Capacity Each

Year

305Ah

2005 2005 2005

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Engine Starting battery Optima

Dedicated Bow Thruster Battery

Non Navigational Electrical Equipment : Type

Model

Condition

Car Stereo

Sony CDX-C3850R

Good. Working

Speaker in cockpit with grille broken

Stereo casing and on switch

Suggestion : One of the speakers in the cockpit is with the grille broken but it is still of use. Replacement could be considered.

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Electronic and Navigation Equipment Navigational Equipment in the cockpit : Type

Model

Condition

VHF Magnetic Compass

Standard Horizon

Autopilot Control (2003) Speed Indicator Wind Speed Indicator Wind Direction Indicator Wind Indicator (2012) Depth Sounder

Raymarine ST6001+ B&G Boat Speed B&G Wind Speed B&G Wind Direction Tacktick Mn30 (Wireless) Raymarine ST60 Depth

Good. Working Lens cloudy with sun exposure but still readable. No bubble inside. Good. Working. Not Working. Not Working. Not Working. Good. Working. Good. Working

Cockpit VHF working

Compass lens cloudy with sun exposure

Instruments. Analog ones not working.

Wind Indicator working.

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Depth Indicator Working.

Suggestion : Magnetic compass consider to replace as lens cloudy but it is not necessary as it is readable. Navigational Equipment and electronics at the Navigation Station : Type

Model

Condition

VHF DSC (2006) Chartplotter (2003) Radar (2004)

Vertex Standard VM-3500E Simrad CE33 Raymarine RL70C

Autopilot Control PC Chartplotter (2008)

Autohelm ST7000 Laptop with Sea Pro software and Nasa AIS Engine hardware

Good. Working. Good. Working. Good. Working. Radome secure and not wasted as far as could be seen from deck level. Good. Working. Good. Working

Barometer Navtex

Speed Log and Wind Indicator

ICS Nav6 Navtex

B&G Hornet 4 Sailing Monitor

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Barometer

Seapro

AIS Engine

Older Chartplotter

Old Speed Log and Wind Indicator

Navtex other functions working

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Connection to GPS present

Radar working

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Heating and Refrigeration

44.1. Water Heater Water heater with insulation intact. No signs of leaks. Some repair to insulation seen. Provided with engine connection and the hoses were in good external condition and fitted with shut off valves. Not tested on shore power as not available.

Water heater

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44.2. Cabin Heater Eberspacher diesel powered cabin heater. Age not known but before 1999. Generally not used. Sellers admitted it requires some attention. Not tested. External condition not good with corrosion where coatings broken but no perforation seen. Air piping suitable and securely clipped but an angled T piece found with significant corrosion but again no perforation and two sections compressed to the point of being useless by crew accidentally stepping on them.

Eberspacher diesel heater requires refurbishment

Air piping securely clipped

Air Piping. Angled T-piece with corrosion

Air Piping. Compressed Section

Air Piping. Compressed Section

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Suggestion : Eberspacher diesel powered cabin heater requires refurbishment if it is to be used. Suggestion : Two Sections of Eberspacher air piping severely compressed and require replacement. 44.2. Refrigerator All in one type side opening refrigerator with small freezer model Waeco. Checked working and general condition intact and good.

Refrigerator

45.

Other Equipment Outboard Mariner 3.3hp of 2003 in good external condition. Not tested. Inflatable Wetline 265 of 2002 inspected while folded and not in a poor condition. Only by inflation can the tender be fully checked.

Tender not rolled out for inspection but not in a poor condition only inflation test can be sure

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Sea Trial Sea trial performed between Preveza and Aktio prior to hauling for the duration of approximately 1.5 hours. The engine was tested for a suitable duration at cruising rpm and then several minutes of maximum rpm. The exhaust was minimal without smoke and cooling water flow good. There were no abnormal vibration or sounds in operation of the engine. The rpm was steady. The ahead/idle/astern gears were selected normally. The steering was in good operation. The marine electronics tested working. The autopilot tested working with both controls. The sails raised and lowered properly. The anchor windlass tested working. The bilge pump also checked working. The yacht was found in general good operation.

On sea trial

On sea trial with Gillian and friend Hugh

Engine testing at max rpm

Cooling water flow good and exhaust minimal

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Hauling

Hauling

Hauling

Trailer is very supportive

Service History The following information was provided by sellers : 1999 – New engine fitted with adverc control. All rigging renewed & inner forestay fitted. Electrics renewed – new control box. Mastervolt battery overview system installed. 2000 – Lofrans Cobra windlass fitted. Waeco fridge and Force 10 cooker installed. 2002 – Navtex 6 Plus installed. Wetline 265 dinghy purchased. 2003 – Mariner outboard 3.3 purchased. Bathing platform fitted. Simrad chartplotter with C map installed. Front windows replaced with toughened glass. Autohelm 7000 – new controls. 2004 – New 45lb CQR anchor. All side windows replaced. Radar RL70C with new radome installed. Jibcars removed. Upholstery renewed throughout. 2005 – 1st Solar Panel on Coachroof. Blank tank fitted and new Lavac toilet. Bow thruster fitted with controls in cockpit.

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2006 – VHF DSC installed. New batteries. Second 90amp alternator fitted. 2 Panel fitted. Rear window replaced.

nd

Solar

2008 – Bimini and frame installed. Seapro chartplotting system and AIS installed. 2012 – Tacktick Wind Indicator Installed. New longer boarding plank. 48.

Recommendations Recommendations are in my opinion, insurance related. Items in excess of the current Flag Requirements (if known to me) are marked with * All items are required to be completed prior to cruising unless a specific schedule is noted for an item. If an item is to be corrected prior to launching or if hauling is required before using the boat it will be noted as such.

48.1. The blakes seacock for cockpit drain next to rudder post with previous leak to be serviced or replaced if necessary. 48.2. The blakes seacocks to be periodically removed and serviced. 48.3. The ball valves to be periodically removed cleaned and inspected internally. 48.4. Ball valve in engine compartment missing handle. Handle to be installed. 48.5. Deck penetration is sealed and the mast supported in an unusual way with wedges of hard resilient rubber which are not properly shaped. To be corrected at a future drydocking using properly shaped and supportive method. 48.6. Full rig inspection required to be performed by competent rigger and certificate issued before launching. Rigger to make recommendations for repair or replacement if required. 48.7. The rigger inspections to be continued at maximum every 5 years in order to enable using this old standing rigging and if any deterioration or damage noted then rigger to be called to the boat. Loss of one wire when sailing can lose the entire rig. 48.8. Boom vang rope requires replacement as it is significantly chafed at one area. 48.9. Fire extinguishers to be serviced and certificate provided. 48.10. Lifejackets to be provided for all on board with at least 150N buoyancy and compliance with relevant standard as noted in the report, a whistle and wheelmarked light. 48.11. New pyrotechnics to be supplied according to the requirements of the new flag.

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48.12. Minor leak from shaft area of Engine raw water pump in operation. To be corrected. 48.13. Engine exhaust hose with possible repair using tape. If it is damaged then this is not an acceptable repair and the hose to be replaced with again suitable type such as vetus exhaust hose ISO 13363. 48.14. Fuel delivery line shut off to be labelled FUEL SHUTOFF. 48.15. Two junction boxes in engine compartment without covers. To be fitted with covers. 49.

Suggestions Suggestions may contain advisories to the new owner. Their completion is optional as they do not concern seaworthiness.

49.1. Minor gelcoat repair at bow stem to be sanded fair. 49.2. Topsides could be improved by buffing or if the expensive solution is wanted then gelcoat spray and they will look like new. 49.3. Deck to be re-caulked this season or risk serious damage to the wood in future. 49.4. Minor vertical crack to pilothouse at companionway entrance to be ground out and gelcoated and sanded smooth. If crack extends into laminate then minor re-laminating prior to gelcoat would be preferred in order to assist preventing it happening again. 49.5. Cockpit decking requires re-caulking. 49.6. Decking on plywood small cover over the emergency steering has the plywood rotten. To have the plywood part replaced. 49.7. Cockpit gelcoat painted and with paint worn. Could consider sanding and gelcoat spray but not required unless for superior cosmetic appearance. 49.8. Access port for the shore power cable is UV deteriorated and this will be brittle. Still of use. Could consider replacement. 49.9. Equally spaced minor breaks in gelcoat of rudder of minor extent to be ground out gelcoated and sanded smooth. 49.10. Wooden bungs to be on board to seal through hulls in an emergency and preferably the correct sizes attached to each valve. 49.11. Two deck skylights with plexiglass heavily crazed. Replacement of plexiglass could be considered.

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49.12. Pilothouse windows require removal and rebedding on new seals as the seals have failed. 49.13. Replacement of kinked lifelines could be considered. 49.14. Anchor chain hawse pipe to be removed and further inspection made. To be sanded/painted to avoid further deterioration or replaced if required. 49.15. Stern platform securing with stainless bolts backed by washers considered to be inappropriate. Stainless backing plates of suitable dimensions to be fabricated and installed. 49.16. The furler rope is fouled and needs winding back on the drum properly. 49.17. Liferaft servicing not in date. To be serviced and manufacturer or service centre servicing schedule to be kept to. 49.18. EPIRB to be considered for serious sailing. 49.19. Consider replacement toilet mirror as with typical damage to the backing. 49.20. Shower drain pump and switch system to be refurbished and technician to propose better system if wanted. 49.21. One of the speakers in the cockpit is with the grille broken but it is still of use. Replacement could be considered. 49.22. Magnetic compass consider to replace as lens cloudy but it is not necessary as it is readable. 49.23. Eberspacher diesel powered cabin heater requires refurbishment if it is to be used. 49.24. Two Sections of Eberspacher air piping severely compressed and require replacement. 50.

Conclusion With the exception of the required re-caulking of the deck, the yacht was found in a good condition with minor defects typical for a secondhand boat. To be fair, I find most often in surveys of secondhand boats that attention to the caulking at least is required if not more significant work on the deck. The yacht was found structurally good and proven on sea trial to be in a general good operation and seaworthy provided the recommendations are carried out.

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WALSH MARINE

OYSTER HERITAGE

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The yacht is outfitted to a level of navigational equipment and electrics that is very high for this age of boat. I have not seen before on this level of boat windows of such good quality but the seals have deteriorated and removal and rebedding is advised. It was said that the yacht was in poor condition at time of purchase in 1999 and starting with a significant refit at Fox's Ipswich a large amount of money has been spent on the yacht since then with upgrades almost each year. Unusually a file of the detailed invoices is available and these have been perused which confirm the large expenditure. It is rare to see such organised and detailed information on this level of boat. With the exception of the mast chocking at deck level the installations were seen to have been done in accordance with good practice. The mast chocking is considered to be unsuitable and not entirely secure as the wedges are not well shaped for this purpose but to be fair it has not failed since installation. The engine servicing was made by the gentleman part owner. Information about specifics of the servicing was not available from his wife and whilst there was no indication that the engine was in anything other than good working order it is always prudent to have the engine fully inspected and serviced by a competent engineer as part of the sale process. General periodic annual servicing has been recommended by marine engineer. The yacht is said to be only one of four with pilothouse. The remainder were coachroof versions. I do not have information to confirm this. The oyster website notes : Thirty five of these models were built between 1984 and 1988. They were built as both pilothouse and coachroof versions the coachroof version being the most popular. Masthead sloop rigged featuring an aft cockpit. The Yachting World said of this model "she is closer to my ideal cruising yacht than any other boat on the market." Built in the same wholesome manner as her larger sisters, the Oyster Heritage has proven herself as an excellent long distance cruising boat for two people. The value should maintain provided the boat is kept in good condition but nobody can anticipate the future of the world markets which are very unusual at present.

WALSH William Spencer Yacht Surveyor Member of British Marine Surveyors Europe RYA Commercial Yacht Inspector MCA Code and Tonnage Measurer

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