Monthly Archives: May 2018

Is your yacht kept on a swinging mooring? Check her bow roller for cracks

[caption id="attachment_416" align="alignnone" width="722"] Cracks in Forestay Chain Plate Fabrication[/caption] The damage shown in the photograph above was found during an Insurance Survey of a 1976 Westerly Berwick, a British built, masthead rigged sailing yacht with cast iron bilge keels. During the inspection of the rigging chain plates it was found that there were a number of…
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Gas Locker Drain: Avoid Water Traps

Thankfully I don't come across this defect very often. It is probably something that many owners would never notice as everything looks as though it is in good order. Having said this, the hose in this photo of a gas locker drain should be of the reinforced type. Also, two hose clips should be used…
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Perished Fuel Filler Cap Seal

Diesel or Petrol fuel filler caps are often located on an exposed area of horizontal deck or cockpit floor, particularly on sailing yachts. I recently performed a pre-purchase survey on a Nauticat Pilothouse Ketch, located at Woolverstone Marina, Ipswich. The image below shows the perished Fuel Filler Cap Seal of the starboard fuel tank of this motor-sailer. Note that…
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Pre-purchase Survey of Greenline 40 Motor Yacht

This 2013 Greenline Yachts 40' was surveyed over a two day period. The first day of the pre-purchase survey included a sea trial in Chichester Harbour and The Solent. The second day was spent at Birdham Pool Marina, with the vessel lifted ashore. Although the boat was only five years old, there was still as…
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