LIMITATIONS OF SURVEY

The following is a typical list of limitations to a typical survey.... obviously details will vary from boat to boat, survey to survey.

The survey was carried out on the morning and afternoon of 16.02.06. The weather at the time of survey was sunny with intermittent showers. The vessel was examined laid up ashore,  undercover having been hauled out some months previously. With exception of the areas of the supports and underside of keel the external access was generally good.

The survey does not address the vessel stability, performance or overall design.

The topsides, decks and underbody were visually inspected, several areas, randomly located of anti-fouling were removed to allow visual inspection of the hull epoxy coating beneath and to allow moisture meter readings to be taken. Areas of the hull not examined beneath the anti-fouling or hull coating cannot be commented upon.

The use of hammer sounding for the detection of de-lamination and voids is generally only reliable in the detection of larger areas of de-lamination. Small voids will in all probability go undetected.

The rudder was inspected in situ and not unshipped, areas hidden from view cannot be commented upon.
The vessel was chocked up resting on the keel and this may limit signs of movement at the hull/keel join.
The mast was stepped, this and the rigging were visually inspected from deck level only, the upper sections cannot be commented upon. Full inspection of the sails was not possible, inspection / assessment should be made by a sailmaker.
Windows and hatches have not been hose tested for water tightness.

The water tanks, plumbing, heads, skin fittings, sea cocks, etc. were visually examined in situ and not removed from the vessel. Similarly the fuel tanks and fuel system were visually examined in situ. General equipment commented upon in the report was visually examined in situ and not removed for further inspection. No fastenings were removed for examination (unless specified) and no dismantling was undertaken to gain access other than normally removable panels. Woodwork or other parts of the structure which were covered, unexposed or inaccessible have not been inspected, we are therefore unable to report that any such part of the structure is free from defect. Therefore only areas of the vessel and items of equipment readily accessible have been inspected and commented upon.

The engine, stern gear and electrical system remained in situ. The mechanical condition of the engine and electrical and mechanical condition of the electrical system are specifically excluded from this report. Wear and / or corrosion on shaft and bearings hidden from view may not be detected.

The inspection of the gas system is limited to a visual external inspection without dismantling or testing. No "work" as defined by the Gas Safety Regulations 1994 was carried out.

This survey is not a compliance survey for the SCV 93 Codes Of Practice, nor was the vessel examined to ascertain whether it complied with MCA, RCD or CE marking requirements or requirements for any other "Code" or specific requirements. The "Declaration of Conformity" was not available for inspection.

All measurements, dimensions and capacities are approximate only. A detailed investigation to confirm the age of the vessel has not been carried out. The ownership of the vessel, legal and financial status of the vessel is not commented upon.

The dimensional and numerical data given is that taken from the manufacturers specifications, either directly or via standard texts, this information has been relied upon and has not been checked for accuracy.

The copyright of this document remains the property of Richard O J Naylor, Marine Surveys & Consultancy Internaytional.  The survey report shall not be passed to a third party or copies made or distributed other than to the owners insurers or authorized repairers. Nothing in this Agreement shall confer or purport to confer on any third party a benefit or the right to enforce any term of this Agreement.

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