Name: “ELEVATION II” ex “HENDALEN”
Type: Twin Screw, Heavy Displacement Trawler hull Yacht
Builders: Chung Hwa Boat Building Co. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Hull No. : Not known
Port of Registry: Sydney, Australia
Structure: GRP with timber areas
Beam : 4.18m
Draft : 1.48m
Moulded depth: 2.75m
Main engines : 2 x Volvo TAMD60 turbo-charged diesels
Aux Engine/Generator: 1 x Westerbeke BTDA,120v/240V A/C, 50Hz
The navigation station is located on the starboard side, forward. A pilot seat is secured to the forward end of the chest of drawers and there is a sliding door providing access onto the deck. On the port side is a large area suitable for charts.
The navigation station comprises of a timber wheel, engine controls, navigation instruments & adjacent switchboard.
Navigation instruments include:
- Raymarine C80 Chart Plotter/Depth Finder (the Flying Bridge unit is portable and can be moved to the main nav. station),
- Saturn Liquid Magnetic Compass
Engine controls & instruments comprise of:
- 2 combined gears/throttles
- 2 sets of RPM, C/W temperature, Engine Oil Pressure, Volt meters
Communications/Audio equipment includes:
- ICOM ICM402 VHF TX/RX
- Sony CD player
Electrical switches & switchboard are located adjacent to the navigation station. They include all navigation and lighting, anchor etc. The switchboard has an AC & DC panel. The wiring is located under the navigation console.
A companionway at the forward end of the saloon between the navigation station & the chart area provides access to the accommodation.
The accommodation is well laid out. The main cabin is located forward. It is fitted with a double bunk with fresh water tanks and air-conditioning unit beneath, storage cupboards and hanging lockers to port & starboard. It is tastefully completed in teak. Access to the chain locker is from a hinged hatch on the for’d bulkhead.
A large Perspex hatch above and ports on each side provide ventilation and light. The sir-con was tested and worked well, albeit taking a few minutes to become operational. A dry-powder fire-extinguisher was located in the forward cabin. This appeared in good order and the pressure gauge was normal.
Abaft the forward cabin is the heads compartment. This is accessed directly from the forward cabin and also by a separate door from the alleyway outside. It is of good size, with hand basin and small vanity area, cupboards, hand-operated toilet, small bath with H&C shower. All plumbing operated well. The heads through-hull fitting valve moved easily. It was fitted with double stainless jubilee clips as required.
Opposite the heads, on the port side, is the guest cabin. This has two bunks, one above the other. The top single bunk slides in when not in use. The bottom bunk is a three-quarter double.
There is good storage including drawers, a hanging locker and cupboards. The lifejackets, all new, were stowed in one of the lockers.
The sole between the heads and guest cabin has a large hatch providing access to the bilge area. The bilge area is very large and with a little imagination could easily be partially converted for storage. There are 1 large and 1small through hull valves. Both had single jubilee clips. As they are below waterline a second clip should be fitted to both valves. The large valve, although apparently in good order. The air-conditioning cooling water filters are fitted in this area. They appear in good condition.
An electric bilge pump with float switch is installed at the after end of the bilge. It was tested and found in good order.
The engine-room is accessed from the saloon. There are two large hatches, one over each engine, and one smaller hatch further aft.
The engine-room is large. This included the 2 main engines, fuel filters & cooling water systems, gearboxes, water heater, pressure pump, engine & house batteries & battery charger.
The main engines are painted green. A minor oil leak was noted at the forward end of the starboard engine when operating. Engine mounts were examined. No anomalies were noted and when the gearboxes were moved from ahead to astern no abnormal movement was observed.
The engines are Volvo TAMDA60, 6 cylinder, 4-stroke turbo-charged diesels, rated 235hp @ 2,800 rpm.. The engines are Pleasure Rated (i.e. restricted to maximum power for 5 minutes in 100 minutes) with normal MCR 2,500 rpm. The engine numbers are recorded as 705971/37140 and 705977/17141. The
engine hours as unknown. Engine manuals (operating & spare parts) were sighted.
Oil samples were taken from both engines and sent for analysis. Copies of the analysis reports are included in the attachment to this report. This should immediately be replaced. There is a single Racor filter for each engine.
The gearboxes are Twin Disc. No details were obtained. They were observed operating ahead & astern and worked well. No pressure gauges are fitted.
The generator is located in the lazaret, directly mounted onto the hull stringers without soft mounts. It is a Westerbeke BTDA, 7 kW, 120v/240V AC, 50Hz, brushless, 4 pole, single phase driven by a 3 cylinder overhead valve, naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled diesel. It is believed that the engine may be manufactured by Universal however this was not confirmed.
It is not fitted with a sound box. However a sound shield is fitted over the top. It operated well and there was, in spite of the lack of soft mounts, little vibration. The noise level was also low.
The generator engine is clearly not original. It is clean and well painted, with no oil or water leaks. The hour meter shows 1,535 hours.
The generator was loaded under full power. This included all 3 air-conditioners, hot-water heater, lights, etc. The generator handled the load without any problems.
The vessel is fitted with a 12V DC and 240V AC systems. All navigation equipment and aids operate from 12V, including navigation lights etc. Lighting and pumps also operate from DC (battery) power. It is understood that there is a shore power outlet for 240V AC Additionally the generator provides 240V AC for the air-conditioning.
The electrical systems operated properly.
Batteries include 2 main engine-starting batteries, believed to be 150AH. However they operated affectively. There are 5 low-maintenance house batteries and 1 generator battery.
The fuel tanks are located on the port & starboard sides of the engine-room and the fresh water tanks are located under the forward cabin bunks. All are relatively easily accessible.
However the 2 water tanks appeared to be stainless steel or aluminium. The capacity is however believed to be at least 300 litres each. The 2 fuel tanks are steel, with capacity said to be 1,000 litres each. There are inspection plates on the inboard side.