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For a sample survey report click here.Buyers Advice Inspection (Type 0)
Fuel System, Engine Mounts & Exhaust, Electrical Installation, LP-Gas Installation, Fires Extinguishers, Appliance Safety, Ventilation.
|Note:||Generally applicable for static house boats.|
|For cruising vessels, some insurance companies accept a Type 1 survey plus a BSS Certificate|
Hull plating incl. ultrasound thickness test, weld / rivet condition,
Hull penetrations, cathodic protection, underwater paint scheme,
Internal hull condition, stern gear, ballast.
Aim: As Type 1 plus
Anchoring & Mooring Arrangements, Steering Gear,
Engine Installation & Controls, Navigation Lights.
|Safety Items:||Flooding Prevention, Fire Safety, Appliance Safety, Ventilation.|
Fuel System Safety, Electrical Installation Safety,
LP-Gas Installation Safety.
Aim: As Type 2 plus
|Layout:||Weather deck & Internal layout, Appliance Inventory.|
|Fit-Out:||Quality & Condition of Fit-Out, Windows & Ports.|
|Paint work:||Quality and upkeep of internal and external finish|
|Ships Systems:||Engine Controls and Instrumentation, Engine & Fuel Installation, Thrusters, Steering System,|
|Domestic Systems:||Sanitation Systems, Heating, A/C Systems, AC & DC Electrical Systems, Appliances & Installation|
|Safety Items:||Alarms, Fire Safety, Flooding Prevention|
|Navigation Items:||Nav. Lights, Navigation Aids & Systems, Safety Items, Mooring Accessories.|
Evaluation and test of all cruising relevant systems while operating the vessel in waters for intended use. Testing engine installation and transmission, thrusters, steering systems, navigation systems and anchoring arrangements. Report on findings.
Detailed investigation of engine installation without dismantling of components. Running up to operating temperature, testing in idle and under load. Engine controls and instrumentation. If required:
Operating temperature analysis, Oil analysis, Coolant analysis, Compression test, Exhaust analysis
In depth Engine Trials and Inspections carried out
Full evaluation of electrical installations and systems. Checking
of bonding & earthing arrangements, circuit protection and safety.
Assessment of system capacity and component sizing. Assessment of
wiring and cable installation. Advise on system upgrade and improvement.
Electric propulsion Narrow Boat survey
Visual survey of running and standing rigging. Examination
of sails and spars. Inspection of chain plates, tabernacles,
winches and lee boards. Report on findings.
Vintage Barge rig surveys offered.