A mechanical inspection report covers the operation and condition of propulsion and generator engines on a vessel. Having an engine survey is a critical step when buying a boat because it provides great insight into the condition of a vessel’s engine and generator.
Our in depth mechanical inspection report begin with an initial visual inspection of the engine’s condition as well as the condition of the associated equipment such as engine mounts, hoses, clamps, etc.
This inspection also includes:
- Inspection of controls
- Inspection of electrical system
- Inspection of cooling system
- Inspection of exhaust system
- Inspection of engine mounts
- Inspection of hoses, clamps and belts
The sea trial will check RPM, pressures and temperatures by running the vessel. At this point we are able to check the vessel’s gauges for accuracy. During a sea trial the transmissions will be monitored for temperature and performance. The generator will also be run and loaded using items onboard.
We draw samples of the engine and transmission oil for laboratory analysis. The results of this analysis can alert you to a variety of issues ranging from worn out bearing to leaking head gaskets. Our report will include the results as we receive them along with an explanation of the results.
At the conclusion of our mechanical inspection we will provide you with a thorough assessment on the condition of your boat’s engine, transmission and generator. This will include all the information we gathered during our inspection, copies of the oil samples, photo's of any issues that we viewed, and a write up of the operation of the mechanical components.