Depending on the type of survey your boat requires we will perform a number of various tests and inspections to ensure that your survey report is thorough and reliable. Listed below are the available services we can provide during your survey.
Non-Destructive testing describes the process of surveying the boat without dismantling or otherwise harming the structure of the vessel or its components. Non-Destructive testing usually begins with a visual inspection and can incorporate methods such as moisture metering, and percussion sounding with hammer to investigate possible delaminations voids or saturated cores. These methods will tell the surveyor if there is corrosion, rot or moisture in the interior parts of the hull, deck and appendages.
Test and inspect engine & generator components, steering, controls, shafts, electronic systems, during the sea trial while all machinery and pumps are operating under the manufacturers specified loads.
Safety Equipment Inspection:
The safety equipment inspection includes taking inventory of required safety & man over board equipment, firefighting and distress equipment, navigational equipment, to ensure that all of this gear is in proper working order. All navigation lights and sound signals that the vessel has and is required by Coast Guard federal regulations, are checked out, with recommendations made.
Mast & Rigging & Sail Inspection:
The mast and rigging components are inspected while under full sail, for wear, corrosion, fatigued terminal fittings and possible lightening strikes. The sails will be inspected for over-stressing, chafe and to ascertain the level wear and longevity of the sails.
The engine is the most vital component of any boat; it can also be the most expensive item to replace. A properly performed engine inspection will ensure that the engine is properly installed and will identify wear and tear. A sea trial will be recommended so that the performance of the engine can be observed while the engine is operating under load.