Work done in current ownership to be read in conjunction with Survey
Work carried out on Super Sovereign 35 Lutra II, since 1999 Survey No: PP/110/99
Paragraph numbers correspond to Survey report section numbers.
3 Hull below Waterline:
Two coats of epoxy tar were applied to the hull below the waterline in 2000.
Topsides were repainted with 2 part polyurethane in 2003
7 Bulkheads and Structural Stiffening
Main mast support was allowed to dry out at the base and relaminated to the hull with epoxy and glass fibre in 2000.
New access panels for the cockpit sole were fabricated in welded polypropylene and are locked in place with quarter-turn fastenings.
10 Rudder and Steering
The bronze rudder support shoe was replaced by one made from A4 grade stainless steel when the original was found to be unsound in 2001.
A new rudder was made of wood to the original specification and fitted in 2003 (see Note).
Emergency tiller made and tested in 2001.
A Monitor wind vane steering system was installed in 2000, and works with ropes round a drum on the steering wheel
A Raymarine autopilot S2G system was installed in 2006. This uses an electric linear actuator operating an additional tiller under the cockpit sole. The control unit is located at the steering position and can be rotated so that it can be operated either from the helm seat or from the shelter of the sprayhood. There is a separate remote control next to the chart table, so that course alterations can be made from inside.
11 Stern Gear
Propeller replaced in 2003
13 Skin fittings
All seacocks are free and are regularly serviced. All plumbing renewed in 2000. Double hose clips are used below the waterline wherever possible.
14 Main Companionway and other Access to Accommodation
Both hatches had their perspex replaced in 2006
16 Pulpit, Stanchions, Pushpit, Lifelines and Jackstays
Lifelines replaced in 2005.
Jackstays fitted in 2001, but should be replaced again due to weathering.
17 Rigging Attachment Points
All rigging attachment points were removed and inspected in 2000. The chainplates were all sound, but a number of fasteners were renewed using A4 grade stainless steel.
In 2008 the rigging attachments were again all removed, inspected and resealed.
18 Ground Tackle and Mooring Arrangements
Anchoring gear was upgraded in 2003 after dragging incident (see Note) with 50m of 10mm anchor chain spliced onto 50m of octoplait nylon rope. New electric windlass was installed (1200 watt Lofrans Tigres). The original 35lb CQR bower anchor was replaced by a 16kg Delta anchor in 2005, which has proven to be more secure. A Fortress FX37 can be quickly assembled and is secure in very bad conditions if the Delta won't hold.
There is a remote control for the anchor windlass at the helm position.
Both masts are fitted with mast steps for their full height.
22 Standing Rigging
All standing rigging renewed in 2008. All new Sta-Lok fittings and chromium plated bronze rigging screws used throughout. The boat can be re-rigged anywhere without the use of special equipment.
26 Bilge Pumping arrangements
The diaphragm bilge pump, Henderson Mk V, was serviced with new parts in 2008.
Electric bilge pump installed in 2000 with separate plumbing and outlet from the manual pump.
27 Firefighting equipment
Fire Blanket and two fire extinguishers, dry powder, installed in 2000. They are not date coded but do have pressure gauges. Both are in their green sector.
28 Lifesaving and Emergency Equipment
New equipment installed:
* Dan buoy, telescopic with light, 2001
* Life ring with light and drogue, 2007
* Ocean pack of flares, in date, with older flares as spares
* Grab bag with inventory
* Liferaft RFD Seasava plus R, serviced in April 2008, witnessed, with certificate.
29 Engine and Installation
The Perkins Prima engine has been regularly serviced. In 2003 it was removed, completely dismantled and overhauled (see Note) with new parts being fitted as required. The timing belt was last replaced in September 2008.
30 Fuel System
The fuel system was completely renewed in 2000:
* HD polyethylene diesel tank under the floor, 150 litres, made by Tek-Tanks, with fuel gauge.
* HD polyethylene day tank, Vetus, 50 litres, in starboard cockpit locker, which feeds the engine. This tank is translucent so the fuel level can easily be seen.
* Manual transfer pump from main tank to day tank
* Combined fuel filter and water trap (CAV type with glass bowl so that water can be seen)
* All hoses and pipes renewed.
31 Accommodation General
New Plastimo 3000 cooker installed in 2000. Gimballed, with additional fiddles and pan clamps. Crash bar fitted and secure eyes for a galley strap.
32 Gas Installation
The gas installation was completely renewed, with guidance from Calor Gas Ltd., as recommended in the survey report. A new gas locker was fabricated in 2000 from fire-resistant GRP, behind the cockpit. Holes in the bottom drain directly overboard. The locker holds two standard sized 12kg bottles, which is a size available anywhere in the world. The hinged lid is a useful step for working at the mizzen boom. A new gas pipe was installed in one piece from the locker to the galley. An armoured flexible hose connects to the cooker via a shut-off tap. The cooker has flame failure devices on all three burners, grill and oven.
A gas detector is installed. The sensor was replaced in 2003.
A holding tank, converted from one of the old water tanks, was installed in 2000. A manual pump empties the tank via the same seacock used by the toilet. The toilet is below the waterline and syphon breaks have been put into both inlet and outlet pipes so it is not possible for a toilet fault to flood the boat.
35 Electrical Installation
The entire electrical system was renewed in 2001. New Mastervolt AGM (maintenance free) batteries were installed in December 2008. The engine is started with a separate battery. The engine alternator is controlled by an Adverc controller and charges both engine and domestic batteries. The mains battery charger charges both domestic and engine batteries. Solar panels and a wind generator also supply the domestic batteries.
A new mains distribution system was installed in 2001, with outlets in the saloon and forward cabin. Protection agains galvanic corrosion is provided by a galvanic isolator in the earth return. Protection against wiring or equipment faults is provided by double pole circuit breakers, and an RCD protects against elecrtric shock. The isolator switch includes a polarity changeover function in case of faulty marina outlet wiring. A warning light shows when the polarity is incorrect.
36 Electronic and Navigation Equipment
All electronic instruments and radio equipment were renewed in 2001 or later, see separate list.
Diesel fired warm air heating was installed in 2000. The system comprises a Webasto Airtop 3500D heating unit installed in the port cockpit locker and warm air outlets in the saloon, heads and forward cabin. The exhaust is vented via a transom fitting.
Note: In 2003, Lutra was damaged during a storm in Menorca, when she dragged onto rocks in the Bay of Fornells. The hull was damaged and the interior partially flooded. She was professionally repaired in Mahon. The main work carried out was:
* Fibreglass repairs to the hull
* New rudder
* Cosmetic repairs to the topsides including repainting
* Engine removal and overhaul
* Replacement of refrigerator
* Replacement of some electrical wiring and equipment.