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RO# 3836

Posted - Nov 13 2011 :  06:30:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A friend is looking at a boat nearby my house and I told him I would swing by and check it out so he doesn't travel for no reason. I know I saw a great survey checklist and just cannot locate the thread...can someone point me to it?
thanks in advance,

Homeport: Shinnecock

Grand Larsony

RO# 18485

Posted - Nov 14 2011 :  07:05:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure there are other lists out there -- here's mine.

1 On land: Sea strainers, through-hulls, anodes
2 On land: Outdrives exterior condition, transom assemblies, hydraulics, props, skegs
3 On land: Hull & transom soundings, swim platform, hull-deck joint, gelcoat, bottom paint
4 On land: Full camper canvas, snaps, studs, eisenglass, zippers, stitching in good condition both deployed and stowed. Boots for storage postiion.
5 On land: Seating surfaces, cushions, carpets, vinyl, headliner, wallcoverings in cockpit and cabin
6 On land: Stanchions, anchor locker, bow pulpit, exterior hatches, windshields, ports, side vent windows, bright work, teak, ladders, companionways, storage lockers, etc.
7 On land: Full engine room & locker inspection: engine mounts, wiring, tanks, hoses, bilge areas, water leaks, scuppers & drainage, etc.
8 Negotiable: Compression test & leak-down testing both engines
9 Sea trial: Battery fluid and voltage levels, mounting & wiring, proper operation of alternator and charger on shore power
10 Sea trial: Gas, waste, & water tanks - mounts, fills, vents, pump out fittings, hoses, clamps
11 Sea trial: Galley microwave (shore power), fridge (dual voltage), sink, and stove (shore power) operation, galley cabinets & surfaces, doors & drawer operation
12 Sea trial: Stereo operation
13 Sea trial: Air conditioning & heat operation, water flow, cold air, noise level, odors
14 Sea trial: Head toilet, sink, shower operation & drainage
15 Sea trial: All cabin panel switches, fuses & wiring, etc. Pull panel to inspect.
16 Sea trial: All 12v cabin, cockpit, navigatoin \ hull lights, switches, and AC plugs (on shore power). Verify GFCI operation.
17 Sea trial: Electronics operation (depth, radar, compass, spotlight, synch, sniffer, VHF, etc)
18 Sea trial: Blowers (2) & bilge pumps (2)
19 Sea trial: Start up both motors (cold and hot), check gauge operation and readings, check for leaks & noises
20 Sea trial: Acceleration and performance. Check planing speed with\without trim tabs and drive trim.
21 Sea trial: I/O operation, trim & trailer switch operation
22 Sea trial: Steering & throttle operation
23 Sea trial: Top speed & max RPM
24 Sea trial: Hull stability, turning radius, skating\planing\plowing\backdown issues?
25 Sea trial: Trim tab operation, fluid level, hoses & fittings

1989 Sea Ray 300 Sundancer
Irondequoit Bay, Rochester, NY

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RO# 3836

Posted - Nov 14 2011 :  07:26:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Solid list, thanks. I will build a spreadsheet around these.

Homeport: Shinnecock Go to Top of Page


RO# 32322

Posted - Nov 14 2011 :  08:29:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You might want to add "checking for osmotic blisters" while on the hard, too. The surveyor for my old Bertram hosed down the hull, which made it like looking at waves or bumps on glass or a mirror. He then took his trusty wooden mallet and commenced to tapping (needless to say, on my '68 he found some).

My two cents.

Bill A.
'68 Bertram 38AC

Homeport: hampton, va Go to Top of Page


RO# 10010

Posted - Nov 14 2011 :  08:51:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would suggest posting this question on the survey forum (although you got a great answer here).

The Mad Doctor
You can't get far enough offshore.

Homeport: South Jersey Go to Top of Page


RO# 3836

Posted - Nov 14 2011 :  09:02:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks, I'm good with what I received...I was just looking for a quick survey checklist so I can go north to south on the list and give my buddy an idea of the boat so he can decide whether he wants to travel to see it.
thanks again...

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