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Latham, Meehan & Associates

Marine Surveys, Consulting, Deliveries

360-638-1282 or 360-477-5041

Survey Report # 108

Date: October 23, 2010

Survey on M/V *******

37’ ROC Tri-Cabin Trawler

Official Hull Number: *************
Documentation Number: None
State Number: ***********
Type of Survey: Pre-purchase Condition and Valuation


Survey Effected for: ***********
Address: ************************

Cell Phone: **********

Email: **************

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Acting at the request of Mr.****************, the undersigned did on, October 18, 2010; inspect the yacht “******** “ while it was at the Breakwater Marina and Gig Harbor Boat Yard, Gig Harbor, Washington.
Attending the survey were*********, *********, *********(owner), *******(broker), and ********(broker), and the undersigned marine surveyor.
The vessel was carefully examined and tested in the reasonably accessible places of the main strength members, the hull, deck and cabin arrangement, by probing, hammering and visual inspection, and without boring or removing any of the foregoing members or parts. No inspection was made of inaccessible areas on the hull, on the inside.
As far as could be determined by the above method of inspection, the vessel appears to be in good structural condition, normal wear and tear excepted, with the exception of the deficiencies, which are noted in the survey report. It is the opinion of the undersigned that her hull, machinery, and equipment will be in satisfactory condition for cruising the sheltered waters of the Pacific Northwest, when properly equipped, proper seamanship used, the recommendations are complied with, and the non-standard conditions corrected. She is intended for service as a private yacht.
The mandatory standards promulgated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), under the authority of Title 46 United States Code (USC); Title 33 and Title46, Code of Federal Regulations, American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have been used as guidelines in the conduct of this survey.
Exterior Description
This is a classic NW trawler design. A moderately flared bow and a slight shear extending to a plumb transom stern fitted with a swim step. A rub-rail extends from bow to stern. The cabin rises to the fly bridge, then down to the aft cabin deck. One can walk around the entire superstructure; the walkway has a bulwark and rail on the watersides. There are two sliding doors, port and starboard, leading to the main cabin. A low foredeck and hatch is directly over the “V” berth and an opening hatch opens to the aft cabin. There is a short foredeck fitted with an anchor platform. A lazerette locker is aft and starboard for stowage of deck gear. The main cabin salon supports the fly bridge deck that is fitted with a full helm station and seating.

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Interior Description


he forward cabin has a chain locker access, a “V” berth with bow thruster and stowage under. Aft of the “V” berth is a head/shower to port and a hanging locker to starboard. The main cabin salon supports a full helm station, galley, and seating with lowering table. The cabin sole has hatch access to the engine room. To complete the three-cabin design, move to the aft cabin/stateroom. It is fitted with an island queen-berth on centerline. Drawer and locker stowage is outboard P & S. A hanging locker is forward to port and head/shower/tub is on the starboard side.

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Hull Information
Built by: ROC Marine Industries Corp. At: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Date: 1981
Designed by: Monk et al.
LOA: 37’ 0” Beam: 13’ 0” Draft: 3’ 6”
Displacement: 24,000 lbs (travel-lift measure)
Hull Material: Reinforced fiberglass
Hull/Deck Joint: Fiberglass covers joint, where observable, design appears to have overlapped joint.
Decking Material: Fiberglass/plywood/fiberglass sandwich with teak overlay on walking surfaces. Remarks: Some plywood core rot observed.
Bulkheads: Plywood, finished with teak veneer, and fiberglassed to hull.
Sheer Line: “Fair to the eye”

Ballast Materials: None observed

Rubbing Rail: Teak with some bronze strapping

Remarks: Small blemishes noted

Rudder Material: Cast bronze Post: 1 ½” Stainless steel Packing: Bronze stuffing box

Steering (Wheel/Tiller): Wheel Hydraulic/Cable: Hydraulic

Remarks: Two steering stations plus an emergency tiller.

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Main Engine: Ford Lehman Model: 2715E Fuel: Diesel

HP: 120 No. Cylinders: 6

Age: Original Engine Hours: 3800

Last O/H: Unknown (from owner) Engine Mounts: Appear serviceable Cooling System: Fresh water Exhaust System: Wet with water-lift muffler

Engine Room Ventilation: Natural and 12 volt exhaust fan

Cruising Speed: 7 knots RPM: 1700 (full RPM 2700)

Transmission: Velvet Drive Ratio: 2.57:1

Attached Units: Balmar 150 amp alternator

Remarks: Salt water leaks on heat exchanger, oil cooler, and raw water pump. Coolant reservoir cap is loose (seat is corroded). Evidence of oil leaks. Engine oil sample taken when engine was hot. Alternator belts are loose. Spare starter.
Shaft Size and Materials: 1 ¾” stainless steel

Shaft Seal: Stuffing box (cool to the touch after 1 hour of running)

Intermediate Shaft and Bearings: Yes, with grease zerc (bearing cool to touch)

Cutlass Bearing: Firm, no vertical or horizontal movement, shaft rotates easily

Propeller Information: Bronze, 25 LH 21, 3-bladed

Remarks: No zincs on shaft or propeller hub

Fuel Tank(s)

Tank #1 Tank #2

Capacity: 125 (specifications) Capacity: 125 (specifications)

Material: Coated mild steel Material: Coated mild steel

Condition: Appear serviceable Condition: Appear serviceable

Location: Port engine room Location: Starboard engine room

Age: Appear original Age: Appear original

Remarks: Sight gauges and inspection plates on each tank. Crossover connections have been compromised (owner reported). Owner reported the fuel had been polished 3 years ago.

Bow thruster (12-volt DC) with controls at each helm station.
Through Hull Connections (below waterline)
Engine Room: 2 engine intake, 1 macerator discharge, 1 saltwater washdown

Galley: 1 drain (at waterline)

Head: 2 saltwater intakes

Other: Sounder transducer

Remarks: 1 unused (aft starboard engine room) should be capped
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Electrical System
DC System: 12 volt Circuit Protection Device: Breakers and fuses

Grounded (DC): Yes Power Distribution Panel: At salon helm

Storage Batteries: Engine Start Type: 8D, wet cell Age: Greater than 5 years Charged By: Alternator or 120-VAC Trace inverter/charger

Location: Port forward engine room

Secured By: Case and straps Ventilation: Natural and 12-volt exhaust fan

Remarks: Straps were not being used

Storage Batteries: House 1 Type: Six 6-volt wet cells Sets: 3

Age: Greater than five years Charged By: Alternator or 120-VAC Trace inverter/charger

Location: Starboard aft engine room

Secured By: Boards

Remarks: There is a battery fill system installed
Storage Batteries: Bow thruster Type: 2 wet cells Age: 5 years (owner) Charged By: Alternator or 120-VAC Trace inverter/charger

Location: Under “V” berth near bow thruster

Secured: Yes

Remarks: None

110-Volt AC System Aboard: Yes Type of Wiring: Insulated copper

Circuit Protection Device: Breakers Grounded (AC): Yes

Shore Power: 50’cord, 120-VAC, 30 amp

Power Distribution Panel: Near salon helm station

Remarks: Trace inverter/charger
Auxiliary Generator
Make: Yanmar Model: NA KW: NA

Volts: NA How Driven: Yanmar diesel Engine Hours: Unknown

Remarks: This unit is incomplete, with engine and no generator head. Wiring leads to a non-standard breaker box. Other loose wires noted. Engine exhaust hose has a rusted nipple between two bronze/brass elbows.

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Electronic Equipment
Radio Mfg: ICOM Model: ICM-502 Type: VHF Remarks: Includes DSC, and full-function microphone at fly bridge
Portable Radio(s): None
Depth Sounder Mfg: Garmin Model: NA Type: NA Remarks: Part of chart plotter. 2 older sounders at helm (did not work).
Chart Plotter Mfg: Garmin Model: GPS Map 545C Type: Color Remarks: Includes depth information. Duplicate mount and wiring at fly bridge.
Radar Mfg: Raymarine Model: SL 70C Type: Color Remarks: Antenna dome is taped together with duct tape.
Auto Pilot Mfg: Cetec Benmar Model: NA Type: Hydraulic Remarks: Not connected and hasn’t worked (owner).
Cathodic Protection: None. Uses zincs and bonding
Windshield wipers: 2 Defroster: 1 fan
Stereo: Pioneer AM/FM/CD with 6 CD changer. Speakers in salon and fly bridge.
Trace 2000w inverter/charger
Two station intercom

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Shipboard Amenities
Fresh Water System: 12-volt Capacity: 400 gallons (specifications). Materials: 2 stainless steel tanks

Plumbing: Copper and plastic Location: Under aft cabin berth

Remarks: Tanks have inspection ports. Suspect tanks are smaller than specified.
Fresh Water Heating System: Yes Mfg: American Appliance Mfg. Corp Energy Source: 120-VAC, engine coolant, and hydronic cabin heating system

Size: 6 gallon Remarks: Starboard forward engine room

Toilets: 2 Mfg: Jabsco Type: Type I MSD, manual forward, electric aft

Holding Tank: Plastic 30 gallons

Remarks: Deck pump-out and macerator for overboard discharge.
Galley Stove/Range: Mfg: Force 10 Energy Source: Propane

Type: Range with oven Remarks: Did not test range.

Propane System: Dual-tank located on fly bridge, with solenoid and gauge (tanks located close to ignition source).
Vessel Heating System: Hurricane hydronic (2006) with 3 thermostat controls (1 per cabin). Also heats domestic hot water and engine block. Uses diesel fuel, a 120-VAC circulating pump, and 12volt DC fans.
Ice Chest: 120-VAC freezer
Refrigerator: 120-VAC Mfg: Kenmore
Shower/Bath: Shower in forward head (plugged), shower/tub in aft head
Other Equipment and Particulars Not Noted Above:

Bronze clock and barometer

Multi-zone weather station

2 manual downriggers, 2 crab pots

Magma BBQ with portable gas cylinders

120-VAC Sharp Carousel microwave

120-VAC dehumidifier

120-VAC portable icemaker

Flying Bridge Info:

Rain fly and bimini with stainless steel frame (new 2007)

Propane tanks

Cetec Benmar Auto Pilot controls (not working)

Engine instruments at helm station

Fathometer repeater (not working)

Rudder angle indicator (broken)
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Safety, Fire & Essential Equipment for Vessel Operation

Life Jackets: # 6 Type: Adult II

Approved: Yes
Ring Buoys: Lifesling Type: IV

Approved: Yes

Remarks: Other (cushions with handles) throwable devices noted.
Boats (dinghy): Silver Marine RIB (hypalon, 2 year old), with dinghy dumper, 15hp Tohatsu 4-stroke outboard, and a stainless steel 2-speed manual winch

Rafts: None

Other Survival Equipment: None
Ground Tackle: Anchors: # 1 Type: 33lb Bruce Chain: 150’. 5/16”

Line: 100’ rode Remarks: Samson post, saltwater washdown spigot

Anchor Windless: Sampson-Lawrence Drive: 12-volt DC

Type: Horizontal shaft with chain gypsy and rope capstan

Navigational Lights: Aqua Signal 25’s, all work

Flares: 4, expires 9/11 Bell: None Foghorn: Dual 12-volt

Fenders: 8 Boat Hook: Yes
Lifelines: Rails on bulwarks
Basic Navigational Aids Aboard:

Compass: 2 Mfg: Danforth Mount: Fixed

Remarks: One at each helm station
Bilge Pumps:

Rule 1000 with float switch (gray-water sump, works)

Rule 2000 with float switch (main bilge) with switch at salon helm
Fire Extinguishers:

Fwd cabin, ABC rating, 3lb, inspection tag out of date

Salon, ABC rating, 5lb, inspection tag out of date

Aft cabin, ABC rating. 3lb, inspection tag out of date

No alarms i.e., smoke or CO
Oil spill response kit

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The following general observations and/or non-standard conditions were noted:

  1. A careful examination of the interior spaces was made. Looking for the condition and functionality of, but not limited to, through hull valves, bilge pumps, wiring, electrical bonding, bulkhead/hull bonding, tankage, batteries, engine, fire extinguishers, charger and other equipment commonly found on a boat. Any deficiencies are noted in the recommendation section. An inventory of major equipment was taken and recorded in the survey report.

  2. The hull, both bottom and topsides, and portions of the deck, were sounded with a rawhide mallet. Two areas of the deck were observed to have moisture/rot/delamination in the plywood core. One where the windlass foot switch is mounted and the other around the lazerette hatch. Crazing of the gel-coat at the intersection of the cabin-sides and deck has occurred. The crazing may indicate areas of excessive deck flexing. It is possible that other areas of the deck have similar core problems, but most of the deck is not observable without destructive inspection. On the hull bottom, some small paint blisters were noted near the water line. Two zincs were replaced during the haul-out inspection. No zincs were on the propeller shaft or hub. Some gel-coat nicks, gouges and scratches were observed on the hull sides.

  3. This boat has been kept under covered moorage for at least the last five years. This minimizes deterioration from UV exposure and rainwater damage. If kept at outside moorage, leaks from rainwater may become a problem.

  4. Much of the gear on board relies on 120-VAC. If shore power were not available, a working generator would be useful for running this gear and charging batteries.

  5. The engine room and bilges show standing water, some oil, dirt, and debris. Some of the standing water does not migrate to the bilge pump area. It is possible that with full water tanks, the drainage will improve.

  6. During sea-trials, it was observed that the engine started easily and ran smoothly. The engine temperature rose slightly while running at full RPM (2700). An oil sample was taken, from a hot engine, for analysis (see test results at end of this report). The rudder response to the helm was not immediate causing over-steering.

  7. Two depth sounders, one repeater, rudder angle indicator, amp meters at helms, generator, and autopilot, are not in working condition.

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The following recommendations were made:
Non-standard and safety items (need resolution for continued safe operation of vessel):

  1. Inspect and tag fire extinguishers. Replace if they do not meet inspection.

  2. Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

  3. Propane tanks are in close proximity to fly bridge cowl wiring (under helm station), an ignition source. One can meet ABYC and NFPA standards by moving the tanks to the port side of the fly bridge cowl and away from an ignition source. Note: a continuous run of feed line to the appliance is required (no splices).

  4. Generator wiring is non-standard, including loose wiring, and a household breaker box (also loose). Whether one repairs, replaces, or removes the generator, the wiring needs attention to bring into compliance.

  5. Both steering stations require excessive movement for rudder response. The fly bridge steering station has been leaking hydraulic oil. Repair both steering station hydraulic units for more responsive steering.

  6. Auto bilge pump float switch is fouled by hoses in the bilge. Secure the hoses to keep them away from interfering with the float switch.

  7. No GFI outlets were observed in the 120-AC system. Provide at least one at the first outlet, in line, from the AC panel.

  8. The engine coolant reservoir cap will not tighten. Repair engine coolant reservoir lid and the seat to which the lid fastens.

  9. Restore fuel tank crossover system.

Other recommendations:

  1. Repair the two known areas (around the lazerette hatch and around the windlass foot switch) of deck core plywood rot and delamination. While work is in progress, testing is required, for additional soft wood, which may have become exposed during repair. The extent of delamination and/or decayed wood may go beyond indicated areas.

  2. A collar zinc on propeller shaft or hub zinc on propeller hub should be installed. The engine heat exchanger pencil zinc should be inspected and replaced if more than 50% wasted.

  3. Cap unused through hull, aft starboard engine room. Inspect all through hulls for double clamps. Consider providing emergency, tapered-plugs at each through hull.

  4. Replace gaskets in opening ports and opening windshield.

  5. Repair saltwater leaks on engine heat exchanger, oil cooler, and raw water pump. Clean areas that have corroded due to these leaks.

  6. Grease intermediate shaft bearing.

  7. Two broken windows should be replaced. One in the port aft salon, and one in the aft cabin to port.

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  1. Clean any debris and oil from bilge areas. Clean corrosion from bonding wire attachments at through hulls and rudderpost. Hoses on walkway, starboard side of engine, should be secured and not laying in walkway.

  2. Tighten alternator belts on engine.

  3. Clean and tighten all battery terminals. Protect the positive terminals from accidental shorting by installing insulated coverings.

  4. Fly bridge windscreen is loose, snug-up screws (plastic will crack if screws are too tight).

  5. The underside of the aft end of fly bridge deck has cutouts for equipment or plugs. These are unused and should be plugged. In addition, 2 pad-eyes located here are loose. Remove wood screws and refasten sheet metal screws.

  6. Place stays on radar mast to prevent excessive movement.

  7. Remove rusty steel nipple, in generator exhaust line, and replace with bronze.

  8. Dome on radar should be properly secured with screws.

  9. Repair forward head shower spray wand.

Areas of Non-Accessibility or Limited Accessibility:

-Behind, beneath, between, and outboard of all tanks.

-Behind and outboard of all ceiling above the floorboards and berths.

-Above and behind cabin and deck headliners.

-Behind, above and below, and outboard of all cabinetry, built-in machinery, equipment, appliances, and applied decorative attachments (as applicable).

-Beneath the engine(s) and oil pan(s).

-Areas obscured by personal belongings and equipment aboard during the survey.

-Beneath anchor chain and rode in chain/anchor locker.

-Areas beneath the floorboards obscured by vessel’s construction method.

-And, all areas with normally restricted access.

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Certification, Liability & Valuation

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief: The statements of fact contained in this report are true and correct. The reported analyses, opinions, and conclusions are limited only by the reported assumptions and limiting conditions, and are my personal, unbiased professional analyses, opinions, and conclusions. I have no present or prospective interest in the vessel that is the subject of this report, and I have no personal interest or bias with respect to the parties involved. My compensation is not contingent upon the reporting of a predetermined value or direction in value that favors the cause of the client, the amount of the value estimate, the attainment of a stipulate result, or the occurrence of a subsequent event. I have made a personal inspection of the vessel that is the subject of this report.
This report should be considered as an entire document. No single section is meant to be used except as part of the whole.
This report is submitted without prejudice and for the benefit of the party to whom it is addressed. This report does not constitute a warranty, either expressed, or implied, nor does it warrant the future condition of the vessel. It is a statement of the condition of the vessel at the time of survey only.
The services rendered herein and the report furnished herewith are done with the distinct understanding that the undersigned is not responsible nor liable under any circumstances whatsoever for any error, omission, negligence or failure to properly perform the requested services, and that all matters and statements contained in this report constitute statements of opinion only, and are not to be construed as representations, warranties, or guarantees and that no statements made herein or in connection herewith shall be the basis for any claim, demand or action against the undersigned. In the event that any court of adjudicatory body determines that the limitations of this paragraph are not completely enforceable, any liability of surveyor shall in any event not exceed the fee paid for this survey. The request for the survey shall be construed to be acceptance of the above conditions.

Estimated Fair Market Value: $ ******(with deficiencies corrected)

Estimated Replacement Value: $ ******(no longer in production)

Robert A. Latham SA Date: October 23, 2010


O Box 31

Hansville, WA 98340



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