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Survey, March 2000

Survey, March 2000

This survey is reproduced in its entirety with the permission of the Previous Owner and the Surveyor. Some personal details have obliterated with asterisks and some formatting has been changed for display on the web.

It is provided for interest only.  

Any buyer MUST rely on his own inspection and survey.

R A Y B A L D W I N . A. M. R. I .N. A.

Naval Architect & Marine Surveyor.

148 Greenacres, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex. BN43 5XL. 
Tel / Fax 01273 462106.

CONDITION REPORT.
" HARBINGER "
SSR 43980
38ft 6ins
MANX NOBBY
GAFF CUTTER

Ref. . Shm / 20514 

CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF THIS SURVEY.

1. The vessel was inspected afloat and slipped. Underwater condition clean.

2. Unexposed parts, which were covered or inaccessible, because of inner mouldings etc. cannot be confirmed free of defects.

3. The vessel was prepared for survey, lockers cleared and free of personal effects.

4. The mechanical condition of the engine is not part of this survey.

5. This report may not be used by third parties.

6. This survey is for Insurance & Valuation purposes.

7. The findings of this Survey are grouped together under Recommendations and three headings. 

1*. " ITEMS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. "
i.e. Do not use the vessel until this work is done.

2**. " WORK TO BE COMPLETED WHEN CONVENIENT . " 
Includes fair wear and tear. 

3***. " COSMETIC. "
These items are brought to the attention of the Owner so that they may be 
corrected at a time convenient.

" HARBINGER "

38ft 6ins MANX NOBBY
GAFF CUTTER 

Class ………………………Manx Nobby.
Build date ………………………Circa 1900's
SSR No. ………………………43980
Ballast. ……………………… Internal cast iron & lead ingots.
Length Hull. ………………………38ft 6ins
Beam. ……………………….11ft 6ins
Draft max. ………………………. 6ft 0ins
Aux. ………………………Volvo 2003 diesel engine.
Speed ………………………approx 6 knots.

Surveyed at Sussex Yacht Club. Shoreham by Sea
Date. ………………………13 Th March - 18 Th March 2000 
For. ………………………*********************
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GENERAL.
A classic all wood constructed Gaff Cutter. Raked bow, round bilged and canoe stern. Originated as a Manx Nobby fishing vessel. The vessel has undergone a complete restoration from 1975 with hull refurbishment, new decks, superstructure and accommodation fitout in varnished mahogany.
Accommodation for five crew in two cabins. Separate toilet compartment. 

HULL DETAILS - CONSTRUCTION.
All timber construction with pitch pine planking on sawn oak frames. Substantial centreline structure with deep transverse floors. Frames 4" deep and 2.5" sided doubled up through the centre section, spaced at 15" centres. Bilge stringer of 2 x 3.5" wide x 2" thick. Topside stringer of 4" x 2". Beam shelf of 3.5" wide and 2" thick with transverse and hanging knees. Hull planking refastened, new through bolted keelson fitted. 

TOPSIDES.
Maintained in good condition with some areas of planking renewed. Painted white.
Small area of plank deterioration to port bow quarter at the Boot top, which has been repaired with a graving piece. Some small ongoing areas of fastening bleeding, which is normal for this type and age of vessel.

UNDERWATER HULL.
The condition of the underwater hull is sound. A Heavy steel keel shoe and extended deadwood aft. Heavy build up of black varnish coats and anti fouling. Two lead tingles renewed. Cleaned off and re-antifouled.

INTERIOR HULL.
Inspection found that the interior of the hull and framing has been well maintained. There are some small areas of bleeding, from the double frames transverse fastenings. Visible fastenings otherwise sound.
The main bilge is filled with cast iron sash weights and lead ingots for ballast. Ballast is supported in cradles and clear of the planking.

DECK SUPERSTRUCTURE.
The superstructure with coach roof and cockpit aft is of mahogany construction. Coach roof sides maintained in a varnished finish and the coach roof top painted. The main deck is of pitch pine straight laid planking with PRC payed seams. Deck beams of 3.5" deep and 3" sided, 18" centres. The whole of the cockpit and structure has been renewed. Varnish mahogany toe rail. Maintained in good condition.

WINDOWS AND HATCHES.
Fixed portlights, 6" dia are fitted 3 each side of the coach roof over the saloon with the two forward facing units opening. Glass cracked in the forward port side, portlight.
Prismatic deck lights are fitted in the fore deck and forward deck hatch for natural light in the forward cabin.
A mahogany hatch is fitted over the forward cabin, with ladder access. The main companionway, from the cockpit to saloon, is fitted with hinged doors and sliding hatch. Secured with Yale lock and shoot bolts.
** Cracked portlight glass to port forward.

STANCHIONS AND LIFELINES.
Gms pulpit and stanchions with stainless steel double lifelines. 
COCKPIT.
Cockpit draining into holding tank, which has pump out from the cockpit bilge pump via diverter valve. Under seat storage lockers. Maintained painted finish.

TOILET COMPARTMENT.
A Blakes " Baby Minor " sea toilet with sliding wash hand basin. 
* Due to corrosion of the steel washers in the seacock flange bolts, the seacocks are to be refastened.

BILGE SYSTEM.
The bilge system consists of three pumps. One Henderson hand pump operated from the cockpit, with diverter valve for bilge/cockpit drain tank. A Henderson pump in the cockpit sole and a clutched mechanical pump off the front end of the engine.
* The Saloon bilge pump outlet is not fitted with a swan neck.

VENTILATION.
The natural ventilation for the vessel is from two mushroom vents in the forward end of the coach roof. Despite this small area of ventilation the vessel has been kept fresh and free of moisture.
* No ventilator is fitted over the galley / cooker. Assume that the main companion way hatch and doors are normally open. In which case a " Notice " is to be displayed so that the cooker is not used, without the hatch / doors being open. 
** Consideration to be given for additional natural ventilation, particularly for the forward cabin.

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION.
The vessels system is 12 volts with three batteries, 500 / 380 & 620 CCA. 
Fitted with master and link switching. Fused distribution / switch panel with ammeter, fuel gauge and voltmeter. Supplying cabin lighting, navigation lights, engine starting and instrumentation.
Boat Alarm System - Uni Com.

CATHODIC PROTECTION.
No anodes are fitted.

NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT.
Listed but not tested.
VHF Husun 70
Echo Sounder Seafarer 701
Sat Nav. Garmin 50 GPS
Log Stowe trailing.
Auto Pilot Sharp ( Easy Tiller ).
Compass Contest 130.
Barometer.

MACHINERY.
A single installation of a Volvo 2000 series diesel engine, 28 hp. Type 2003 - 868105, Serial No 2300033975. Fitted with a PRM Gearbox. Delta 30 Serial No. C910184P00461. Flexibly mounted with silent bloc flexible coupling.
Engine oil clean and signs of recent gearbox overhaul.

EXHAUST SYSTEM. 
Water injected off the engine with stainless steel water box and diesel exhaust hose to the steel swan neck inside the transom.

STERNGEAR. 
An 18" three bladed propeller with bronze tail shaft & stainless steel intermediate shaft running in grease lubricated tube with screw down greaser. Propeller and bearings are in good condition.
· Stern gland / follower adjustment studs are to be renewed.
· There is evidence, due to grease emitting from behind the face of the gland, that there could be a break in the gland to stern tube connection.

STEERING.
Heavy wood steel strapped rudder with tiller. Pintles and gudgeons in good condition and lifting stop is fitted on the top pintle. 

FUEL SYSTEM. 
Two fuel tanks are fitted either side of the cockpit with deck fillers.
· Fuel tank vents built into the tanks, which are Road Vehicle tanks and appear to vent through the tank and exit underneath. Separate tank vents are to be fitted with piping rising above the level of the deck filler and fitted with a flame trap skin fitting on the outlet. 

FRESH WATER SYSTEM.
Two stainless steel fresh water tanks are fitted, one under the port forward berth and one under the starboard side saloon berth. Fitted with deck fillers. Serving the galley sink and the toilet compartment washbasin.
There is an unused gate valve and skin fitting under the galley. The washer plate has dezinctified. Skin fitting checked and found sound.
· The fresh water tank deck plates are not marked. Fit labels " Water ". 

COOKER / GAS SYSTEM. 
A Calor Gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven. Supplied from a single 15 Kg. Cylinder. Piping of copper and approved flexible hose.
* Calor gas locker recessed into the starboard cockpit seat has no bottom drainage.

MAST, SAILS & RIGGING. 
Varnished pine main mast, painted boom with roller reefing, varnished gaff and painted bowsprit.
Sail Outfit: - Mainsail, Storm jib, No, 1 & No2 Foresails, Staysail. All sails by Crusader Made in 1982, first used 1988. Maintained in very good condition. 
Gms standing rigging. Of unknown age, but has been well oiled and coated with tar. Other than removing for testing it is not possible to guarantee the wire condition.
External, through fastened chain plates with new bolts.

DECK FITTINGS & EQUIPMENT. 
A S & L hand anchor winch with 3/8" dia anchor chain. Twin Sampson post on the foredeck, Bow roller and fairleads forward. 2 sampson post aft with four fairleads. Cleats for running rigging.
Fire extinguishers. 1 - .9 KG & 1 - .6 Kg Firemaster dry powder. Air Horn. Plate radar reflector. Lifebuoy & holder. Hand lamp halogen. Fenders various.
Avon Redcrest Inflatable dinghy and 1.5 hp Seagull outboard motor.
Solid fuel cabin stove. Cabin oil lamp. Upholstery.

IDENTITY.
The name and SSR are displayed on the toe rail on each Bow. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1*. ITEMS REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION.
1. Due to corrosion of the steel washers in the seacock flange bolts, the seacocks are to be refastened.
2. The Saloon bilge pump outlet is not fitted with a swan neck. Introduce swan neck in the discharge pipe before the skin fitting.
3. No ventilator is fitted over the galley / cooker. Assume that the main companion way hatch and doors are normally open. In which case a " Notice " is to be displayed so that the cooker is not used, with out the hatch / doors open. 
4. Stern gland / follower adjustment studs are to be renewed.
5. There is evidence, due to grease emitting from behind the face of the gland, that there could be a break in the gland to stern tube connection.
6. Fuel tank vents built into the Tanks, which are Road Vehicle tanks and appear to vent through the tank and exit underneath. Separate tank vents are to be fitted with piping rising above the level of the deck filler and fitted with a flame trap skin fitting on the outlet. 
7. The fresh water tank deck plates are not marked. Fit labels " Water ". 
8. Calor gas locker recessed into the starboard cockpit seat has no bottom drainage.
The depth of the locker makes it impractical to drain overboard. Consider modifying locker to take two 4.5 kg cylinders, which would raise the bottom of the locker and allow the base to be drained overboard. (Minimum 12 mm diameter drainpipe).

2**. WORK TO BE COMPLETED WHEN CONVENIENT.
1. Consideration to be given for additional natural ventilation, particularly for the forward cabin.
2. Cracked portlight glass to port forward.

3***. COSMETIC.
1. General routine maintenance, which is an ongoing commitment.

NOTE:-
The vessel to be equipped with safety equipment generally in accordance with the R.Y.A. " Recommendations for Safety Equipment " ( C8 - 90 ) Category 2 - Coastal Cruisers. Category 3 - Offshore cruisers.

CONCLUSION.
This vessel has been very well restored and is maintained in good condition. 

VALUATION.
The estimated market value of the vessel, in commission and with safety equipment is: - £ ******** .

Signed Ray Baldwin. 18th March 2000

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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.