Install a smoke detector in the accommodations spaces. Install a marine carbon monoxide detector in the accommodations spaces. The broken and damaged port lights should be renewed. All port lights are being replaced with new stainless steel
The hull bottom should be prepared and recoated with anti-fouling bottom paint.
- Secure the ballast ingots or remove them from the vessel.
- These will be removed from the vessel when the water tanks are repaired.
The gaps in the gaskets for the forward cabin and aft cabin hatch covers should be repaired.
- Add limber holes as needed to the internal framing.
- The delaminated areas of the decks and deckhouse should be repaired.
- The areas of elevated moisture in the deck and deckhouse should be repaired.
The frozen hold back adjustment arm on the aft cabin hatch cover should be freed. The inoperable latches for the companionway hatch doors should be renewed.
- The missing fastener bolts for the starboard cockpit seat hatch cover should be renewed.
The inoperable vent fans in the two mushroom vents should be renewed.
- Renew the frozen manual bilge pump through hull gate valve.
Carry a set of tapered soft wood plugs stowed adjacent to each through hull fitting.
- Label PFDs with the vessel name.
Carry a Lifesling man overboard recovery device mounted on the stern rail. Secure the reboarding ladder so that it can be deployed by a person in the water. Carry a man overboard pole and floating strobe light for offshore operation. Carry a life raft and 406 MHz EPIRB prior to commencing any ocean voyage.
- The missing bolts in the deck mountings for the dinghy davits should be replaced.
The fixed firefighting system should be inspected by a technician and serviced or renewed as needed.
- Install an indicator light and alarm and override switch for the fixed firefighting system.
- Install engine shut down and engine compartment blower shut down for the automatic firefighting system.
- Install an opening fire extinguisher port in the engine compartment enclosure.
Carry a fourth size B-I portable fire extinguisher.
- The corroded hose clamps on the aft bilge pump discharge hose should be renewed.
- The corroded wire connections for the aft bilge pump should be renewed and sealed with heat shrink tubing.
The electric bilge pump and float switch under the galley sink should be renewed. The cockpit drain hoses and bilge pump discharges should be cleared. The manual bilge pump should be renewed.
- Install a strainer on the end of the manual bilge pump suction hose.
- Install an audible bilge high water alarm.
Carry a couple emergency buckets with lanyards attached. Service the engine and possibly reduce the propeller pitch to allow the engine to attain its rated maximum rpm. Service the engine in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations including renewal of all fluids and filters and the seawater pump impeller. Install audible and visual alarms to monitor engine performance. The solidified oily residue should be cleaned from the bilge below the engine and on the fuel tank top. Place an oil sorbent pad in the bilge below the engine to collect any spilled oil. Add a coolant overflow expansion tank to the engine.
- Scale and preserve the exterior of the exhaust manifold and exhaust riser elbows or renew the corroded elbows as needed.
The shaft packing gland should be scaled of surface corrosion. The non-approved fuel hose run from the hanging locker adjacent to the cabin heater aft should be traced to its source and removed. The O rings in the fuel tank deck fill fittings should be renewed. The frozen deck plate for the emergency tiller should be freed. Install a control panel for the inverter adjacent to the main AC distribution panel. Modify the AC wiring so that the inverter powers the AC outlets via the main AC distribution panel branch circuits. Renew the AC circuit breaker in the engine room with an ELCI type double pole circuit breaker. The DC amperage meter should be repaired. The Stat-Power electric switch mounted on the distribution panel should be traced and labeled.
- The main AC grounding bus should be connected to the DC main negative bus.
The GFCI outlet in the aft head should be renewed. The outlets on the port side of the vessel should be upgraded with GFCI protection.
- The wiring over the engine should be supported with insulated metal wire clamps.
Consistently use a color code system in the wiring as you upgrade wiring in the vessel. Install a fail-safe galvanic isolator in the grounding cable of the shore power supply. The dead end wiring under the chart table should be traced to its source and removed. The inoperable lights over the chart table should be repaired.
- The foredeck light on the mast should be repaired.
The unmounted DC outlet adjacent to the chart table should be mounted. The obsolete battery charger should be disconnected from the AC distribution panel. Modify the battery arrangement with a designated starting battery and separate house battery bank. The wing nuts securing the battery cables should be renewed with hex nuts and securely tightened. The inverter batteries should be charged and load tested to determine their condition. Emergency flashlights should be strategically located on the vessel. The shackles attaching the chain to the anchor should be properly moused. The bitter end of the anchor rode should be tied to the vessel with small line. Carry a spare anchor for extended cruising. The frozen anchor winch break should be repaired. The missing cotter pins in the shroud turnbuckles should be renewed.
- Renew the gooseneck retaining bolts on the main and mizzen.
- The corroded mizzen boom topping lift wire should be renewed.
The sail winches should be opened, cleaned and lubricated.
- Install an attachment point or track and car for attachment of the whisker pole as needed.
The frozen whisker pole jaw should be repaired as needed.
- Install an attachment point or track and car on the mast for the whisker pole.
The deteriorated mainsail and mizzen should be renewed. The frayed stitching in the UV covers for the jib should be restitched.
- Compass deviation tables should be developed to determine compass error.
Upgrade the electronics with a new DSC capable VHF radio, a SSB radio, GPS, radar, AIS, speed and depth devices as needed for extended cruising. Renew the crazed lenses in the running lights. Adequate charts of the intended operating area should be carried. Tide and current tables should be carried. The deteriorated sanitation hoses and corroded hose clamps should be renewed. The toilet pumps should be rebuilt to eliminate the leaks at the pump pistons. The deteriorated and cracked wood support for the aft head toilet should be renewed. The toilet discharge vented loops should be plumbed to the vessel exterior. A high vented loop should be installed on the discharge side of the flushing water pumps between each pump and toilet bowl. The forward vee berth cushions should be renewed. The missing insert cushion for the vee berth should be replaced.
- The broken nosing of one of the steps on the companionway ladder should be renewed.
- The deteriorated plywood shelves outboard of the settee and dinette should be renewed.
- The cracked welds in the starboard stern rail and the bent tubes and cracked welds in the bow pulpit should be repaired.
- The bent aft most port side lifeline stanchion base should be renewed.
- The missing parts for the lifeline closures should be replaced.
The lifelines should be renewed with uncoated wire or high strength synthetic line. Replaced with New England Ropes White 5mm Dyneema SK75.
- The worn and torn dodger stitching should be renewed.
The heavily soiled oven should be cleaned. There should be a gimbal lock installed for the oven. There should be a railing installed across the front of the stove. The LPG cylinders should be secured in the locker. Install flame safeties for the propane stove top burners. The leaking galley sink faucet should be renewed.
- The leaking fresh water tanks should be repaired or renewed as needed.
The fresh water manifold valves under the galley sink should be rebuilt or renewed.
- The plywood mounting base for the water heater should be renewed and the corroded water heater bottom scaled and preserved or renewed as needed.