Home      Site map      Contact
R. E. SUMMERS & ASSOCIATES
 

FAQ's:

WHAT DOES A SURVEY CONSIST OF?

In general, a survey is an in-depth examination of the vessel with all anomalies addressed, and with an overall evaluation of the vessel made by a trained observer.

The following items should be addressed in any adequately prepared report:

GENERAL
General Specifications
Vessel Description
Identification Markings
General Construction
ELECTRICAL
General Specifications
Battery Containment & Location
AC & DC Grounding Systems
Bonding Systems

ACCOMMODATIONS
Berths
Galley Equipment
Heads
Fresh Water System
Heating & A/C Systems
SPARS & RIGGING **
Spars & Related Components
Standing Rigging
Chain Plates
Turnbuckles & Toggles
Running Rigging
Winches
Sail Handling Equipment
INTERNAL COMPONENT EXAMINATION
Bulkhead & Hatches
Mast Step
Portlights
Steering System
Sea Valves
Condition of Interior & Sole
INSPECTION AT DRY DOCK
Propellers & Shafts
Cutlass/Stern Bearings
Struts & Zincs
Rudders & Through Hulls
Condition of Side Shell
Condition of Bottom
Keel Connection

ENGINE & AUXILIARY MACHINERY**
General Specifications
Engine Alignment & Foundations
Fuel Filtration System
Air Intake System
Fixed Fire Extinguishing System
Packing Gland Assembly
Exhaust System
General Condition of Engine Compartment
Condition of Engine Exterior
General Comments on Engine
TANKAGE
Fuel Tank Construction & Piping
General Specifications
Locations of Tanks
Comments on Fuel Tanks

Water Tank Construction & Piping
General Specifications
Locations of Tanks
Comments on Water Tanks

SAFETY
Fire Extinguishers
Bilge Pumps
Personal Floatation Devices
Other Floatation Equipment
Navigation Lighting
Distress Signaling Devices
Horns & Blowers
First Aid Kit
Placquards
EQUIPMENT & OPTIONS:   
  
Read More - page 2 of FAQ's