Maintenance
(For crew's use only)
Updated on 2nd July 2012
 
Surveys
28th March 1993 - A full survey was carried out whilst blocked up in Faversham, Kent on 25th March 1993 by Ernest C. Wilson, Naval Architect & Surveyor, Gravesend, Kent.
The report #3395 is available in hard copy only (only 4 pages exist and there are no comments)..
5th December 1994 - A full survey was carried out whilst blocked up in Faversham, Kent on 1st December 1994 by Ernest C. Wilson, Naval Architect & Surveyor, Gravesend, Kent.
The full report #3574 is available in hard copy only.
Surveyor's comments: -
This yacht (known as Syal Crab at the time) has been well maintained over its life and no faults can be found with the craft surveyed.
In my opinion, the yacht is suitable for extended cruising if required and a fair value for the purposes of insurance in my opinion should be 20,000.
 
2nd & 5th May 2003 - Full survey carried out for St Margarets Insurances by Iain Murray Marine Services, Kilmun, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 8QS.
Summary of inspection: -
This vessel is equipped far beyond the minimum requirements and levels usually found.
Much of the fixed equipment has been fitted new in the last two years.
Moveable equipment is also of similar age.
The owners have used her for extended cruising and maintenance has been carried out to a high standard, the resultant overall condition and appearance does not refect her age.
Used for the purpose for which she was designed, this vessel should give no concern to any insurance company.
The full report is available in hard copy only.
This vessel is far above average condition for her age and is valued accordingly.
Current market value: 30,000.00
 
8th April 2010 - An RNLI SeaSafety - Safety Equipment Advisory Check No 93352 was carried out by Robin Wither of RNLI at Carrick Castle.
All priority equipment for extended passage use was complete, except appropriate pyrotechnics that were updated immediately after the vist for the forthcoming season.
Comments: - It was suggested that the gas installation requires checking; reflective tape to be added to the Dan Buoy; Floatable bits to be named with boat's name and advised to have a cabin layout diagram - lockers all named with contents.
 
Engines
As far as we are aware the original engine was a Volvo.
This engine was replaced by Sandy Wood in Troon in November 1999 for Mr & Mrs Wilson with a Yanmar 27 HP 3GM30F Serial No: E22772 at a cost of 5,065.00. At the same time new propeller, propeller shaft, seals, cables, Vetus exhaust, filter and bilge pump were fitted.
This engine suffered after petrol had been put into the diesel tank in Cascais, Portugal in May 2002.
In July 2005, the previous engine finally failed and Sandy Wood in Troon changed the engine to a Yanmar 29 HP 21.3 kW 1.115 litre 3 cylinder fresh water cooled 3YM30 Serial No: E00944 at a cost of 5,000.00 including a new larger propeller.
 
Engine Maintenance
29/04/2000 - Oil, stern gland & water checked.
05/05/2000 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
16/07/2000 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
28/07/2000 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
05/08/2000 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
April 2001    - Engine serviced/Sea Cocks & Cutter.
06/05/2001 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
27/05/2001 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
21/07/2001 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
31/07/2001 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
02/08/2001 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
08/09/2001 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
27/04/2002 - Tested all electrics & equipment on board.
04/05/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
08/05/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
15/05/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
24/05/2002 - Cascais Marina put petrol instead of diesel into fuel tank. On starting engine, it roared so turned off immediately. Engineers had to be called to drain tank and clean engine and injectors and replace all filters. Engineer burnt out starter motor that had to be replaced. Oil changed stern gland & water topped up after.
03/06/2002 - Stern gland replaced in Cadiz. Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
05/06/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
14/06/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
18/06/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
22/06/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
27/06/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 50.79.
04/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
07/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
18/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 89.41.
22/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up & throttle cable repaired - Log 94.23.
26/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 102.00.
29/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
31/07/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
05/08/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
07/08/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
08/08/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
11/08/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
14/08/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
16/08/2002 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up. 
04/11/2002 - Oil, gear oil, stern gland & batteries topped up.
25/05/2003 - Oil changed twice (2.6 l) Log 208.33.
10/07/2003 - Oil topped up, stern gland and water - Engine Hours Log 226.36.
16/07/2003 - Oil topped up.
19/10/2003 - Oil & stern gland topped up Log 263.20.
02/07/2004 - Oil topped up - Log 268.00.
16/07/2004 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 293.37.
01/08/2004 - Oil, stern gland, water topped up & filter cleaned - Log 306.
04/08/2004 - Oil topped up.
06/08/2004 - Oil changed twice (2.6 l) & batteries topped up - Log 317.61.
17/08/2004 - New Water filler cap and Shearwater, Sandbank serviced engine with new filters (oil & 2 diesel), air filter cleaned, oil leak fixed, throttle eased off, water system pressure adjusted down to 18 psi - Log 318.46.
Jan -  2005 - Engine winterised.
20/06/2005 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
21/06/2005 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
27/06/2005 - Engine died - Log 348.10.
04/07/2005 - New Engine installed.
04/07/2005 - Antifreeze added (Haroline or Rexaco Longlife 30%).
31/07/2005 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 10.6.
07/08/2007 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 17.7.
03/09/2005 - Oil changed (2.8 l) 7 stern gland & water topped up - Log 20.0.
10/09/2005 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up. Changed primary diesel filter - Log 40.5.
26/08/2006 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 91.4.
17/05/2007 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 102.1.
09/06/2007 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 112.1.
17/07/2007 - Oil changed (2.8 l) & oil filter & stern gland & water topped up - Log 130.5.
21/07/2007 - Batteries topped up (5).
25/07/2007 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 164.8.
02/08/2007 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 196.8.
07/07/2008 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
29/08/2008 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
30/08/2008 - Diesel additive added to tank.
08/07/2009 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
17/07/2009 - Oil change (2.8 l), stern gland, & water checked - Log 298.5.
23/07/2009 - Batteries topped up (5) - Log 319.5.
26/07/2009 - Cleaned cooling water filter.
30/07/2009 - Oil filter & impeller changed in Holyhead. Oil, stern gland & water topped up - Log 328.2.
19/06/2010 - Diesel additive added to tank.
13/07/2010 - Oil changed (2.8 l); changed 2 diesel fuel filters & cleaned cooling water filter in Campbeltown.
17/09/2010 - Diesel additive added to tank.
24/03/2011 - Batteries topped up (3).
29/04/2011 - Diesel additive added to tank.
06/06/2011 - Batteries topped up (3).
22/06/2011 - Engine serviced; oil changed (2.8 l); new filters (oil, 2 x diesel); replaced v-belt and impeller; stern gland, water & gear oil checked by Swordfish Marine, Sandbank (209.54).
22/11/2011 - New Fuel Feed Pump (129158-52000 fitted by Swordfish Marine, Sandbank (Part cost 142.63).
28/04/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
30/04/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
03/05/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
09/05/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
16/05/2012 - Batteries topped up (5)
16/05/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up. 
25/05/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
27/05/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
30/05/2012 - Oil, stern gland & water topped up.
  
Masts & Rigging
Main Mast renewed in 1986
Bow stay renewed in 2000
Steering Cables renewed 2001
Roller Reef system (Facnor SD150) and Winch fitted 2001
Wind Generator stainless steel framework installed over Davits 2001
All Standing Rigging and 4 'A' U-Bolts renewed in 2002
Bow stay renewed in 2011
SS Stantion welded 22/11/22011
Windlass underdeck brackets replaced in stainless steel 22/11/2011.
Relocated bolt to forestay on 09/05/2012.
 
Electrics
Sharp Auto Pilot repaired 2000
Jotron Strobe Light fitted to Mizzen Mast - 2001
Electrics rewired 2001
Absaar Battery Charger 230v/12v fitted 2001
Air Marine 403 12v DC Wind Generator installed
New Simrad ST4000+ Autopilot fitted 2001
Alternative Stern Light fitted to stern framework with changeover switch 2001
Mains (230v External) supply added in 2002
Most cables rewired in 2002
New 12v/230v Inverter installed 05/05/2002
Air Marine Air X Wind Generator installed - October 2005
New Bilge Pump Float Switch fitted - 13/10/2011
Wind Generator bearings and bushes, etc. replaced and refitted on 22/11/2011
New Stern Light fitted to stern SS framework on 22/11/2011
3 x 75 Ah Batteries changed over from 3 x 80Ah Batteries (2002) on 25/03/2012
NASA Battery Monitor installed on 14/04/2012
New 400w Inverter added 10/05/2012
 
Liferaft Services
31/12/2004 with new hydrostatic release unit by Nationwide Marine Hire - 359.22
28/12/2007 with new hydrostatic release unit by Nationwide Marine Hire - 434.67
13/12/2011 with new hydrostatic release unit by Nationwide Marine Hire - 585.64
 
Other
Jabsco PAR new in 1998
Forecabin reupholstered & carpeted in 1999
Main Saloon reupholstered & carpeted in 1999
Leesan Head Treatment System installed in 1999
New Dream Weaver Spray Dodgers 2000 
All Keel bolts tensioned in 2001
Steering cables replaced in 2002
Cutlass Bearing replaced in 2002
Stern Gland replaced in 2002
Mast Step strenghtened in 2002
New Scupper Seacock in 2002
New Engine Intake Seacock in 2003
Skeg bolts replaced in 2003
New Eliche Radice Propeller 2005
Plastic bearings replaced on Rope Cutter on 24/06/2009
New anode on hull 27/06/2009
Anode checked and OK on 23/03/2011
Spray Hood repaired April 2011
New blades (3) & nose cone fitted to Air Marine X Wind Generator on 22/11/2011
Spray Hood waterproofed on 27/03/2012
Jabsco Toilet serviced on 30/04/2012
Jabsco Toilet Plunger 29090-0000 upgraded with new unit 3000 on 02/07/2012
 


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