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Surveys & Inspections

of GRP, Wood, Steel and Aluminium Vessels

Surveys and Inspections of GRP, Wood, Steel and Aluminium Vessels

Surveys & Inspections

of GRP, Wood, Steel and Aluminium Vessels

Surveys and Inspections of GRP, Wood, Steel and Aluminium Vessels

Case study: GRP Yacht

The following defects were found on a small GRP Yacht:

  • The plastic through hull fittings for the cockpit drains are degraded and not of a type suitable for use below the waterline
  • The keel and skeg bolts have been subject to corrosion
  • The cockpit drain hoses are kinked, reducing their effectiveness and the hose clips are corroded
  • The aft plywood bulkhead is extensively weakened by rot and will require replacement
  • The forward bulkhead is loose
  • One of the plywood floors has disintegrated due to rot and is partly missing
  • The cockpit sole gives underfoot as the wooden support structure is weakened by rot and partly missing
  • The wood cockpit coaming that in this boat provides anchorage for the sail controls is weakened by rot
  • The plywood forehatch has been weakened by rot and is breaking apart
  • The stemhead fitting has cracked and part of it is missing
  • The pulpit is loose as its through deck fastenings have corroded and failed
  • One of the two sail handling winches is seized
  • The port and starboard shrouds are kinked, weakened and broken wires are evident in a number of places
  • The running rigging is badly degraded
  • The tape jackstays are seriously degraded
  • Plus a number of less serious defects. It was also found that the boat had no anchor or anchor warp and no safety equipment
Vessel 4: Steel Narrowboat »