Inspection, description and details of the cockpit area The cockpit entry door, from the swim platform. Does it open and close easily? Does it latch closed securely? Bolstering, condition and wear. Deck, feel secure properly supported. Any soft areas, especially around bridge ladder if equipped. Open all hatches, check for proper fit and contents related to the vessel. Often the steering post, tower and various links and Auto pilot attachments are located in this aft compartment. There may be access to fuel tanks and various pumps in these aft compartments. List all components and their condition. If there is a bulkhead, door, and ports to the main salon list their condition and cosmetic appearance. Canvas and enclosure, condition and supports. Inspection, description and details of the deck and outside walkways The outside decks should be inspected, for structural integrity, de-lamination, cosmetic appearance, water infiltration to the core, damage, stanchion supports, pulpit support, windlass security, all deck fittings, rails, life lines, and hatch fit. Inspection, description and details of the Main Salon area The Main Salon equipment usually includes: furniture, AC/CD breaker panel, ports (windows), deck hatches, and cosmetic finishings, curtains, carpet, etc. The report paragraph that includes the main salon should also describe, in detail, the sole makeup, its condition and how well it is supported. The head liner and any overhead grab rails and how well they are attached. Include any other items that are permanently attached to the interior of the main salon Inspection, description and details of the Main Salon area, Galley and Dinette The galley and dinette areas are straight forward and should not require a great deal of time to complete. The dinette should consist of sitting equipment with a table, the table often folds up to allow for additional sleeping space. Inspect and describe the condition of the dinette equipment, including the upholstery and any storage areas built into the dinette structure. The galley is usually straight forward. The cosmetic condition of the equipment should be noted as well as what is functional and what is not should be noted. If a gas stove is installed, is the gas delivery system, including hoses, shut off equipment, and appropriate safety equipment in place and working properly. Notes should be taken concerning the sole, head liner, and any ports. Typically, access to the bilge is often available in this area, so the condition of all bilge areas accessible through sole hatches must be noted, along with any through hull devices that can be accessed from these areas. and hoses, etc. Inspection, description and details of the Forward Berth compartment The forward berth compartment is yet another straight forward, uncomplicated area to inspect and report. The forward berth area typically consists of a large berth that often hides the built-in water tank, air conditioning/heat units and access to the bow thruster equipment if so equipped. There is usually a hanging locker and lots of other storage space. An escape hatch, CO device, and lots of other accessories may be located in this area. Often, access to the ground tackle compartment is located forward in this space. The report should include the condition of the sole, head liner and all other cosmetic components of this area. The bedding upholstery, dampness, and odors present in this area must be noted. Dampness and any areas of moisture entering, (escape hatch, hull to deck joint) and ports can be responsible for excess humidity and odors, and must be noted. Page 3 of 7 go to Page 4