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Lazy Bones

39 foot R. Pearson designed and built steel sailing yacht. 

Launched 1983.  Refit April 2005.

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Survey report

"This is a sound and strong vessel, well designed, constructed and maintained. "
REPLACEMENT VALUE $ 100,000 US

Price - $ 48,500 US     (24,500 British Pounds approx)

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The Lazy Bones is currently on the Malaysia/Thailand border in one of the last unspoiled cruising areas in the world.  Third world prices, duty free, with first class facilities.

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OWNERS COMMENTS

THE LAZY BONES IS A SIMPLE, STRONG, LOW COST, RELIABLE BLUE WATER CRUISING BOAT THAT HAS NEVER LET US DOWN IN 15 YEARS OF CRUISING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ASIA WITH OUR 2 YOUNG CHILDREN ABOARD.  THE BOAT IS TOUGH AS NAILS AND WILL GIVE MANY MORE YEARS OF SERVICE WITH MINIMAL EXPENSE.

THE BOAT HAS AN "OPEN" INTERIOR LAYOUT ALLOWING MAXIMUM VENTILATION AND LIVING SPACE.  THE BOAT HAS A PERMANENT GALLEY TABLE AND SEPARATE SETTEE, NORMALLY ONLY FOUND IN LARGER BOATS. 

THE BOAT HAS A HOLLOW BOX KEEP FOR ANCHORS, CHAIN AND DROP-IN TANKS.  ALL OTHER INTERIOR SPACE IS GIVEN OVER TO LOCKERS.  THE BOAT IS WELL DESIGNED FROM CRUISING, WITH SIGNIFICANTLY MORE TANKS AND LOCKER SPACE THAN TYPICAL OF PRODUCTION BOATS OF A SIMILAR SIZE.

MOST SYSTEMS ABOARD ARE MANUAL TO KEEP THEM SIMPLE AND RELIABLE AND ARE BEST SUITED TO A YOUNGER, ACTIVE CREW LOOKING TO CRUISE COMFORTABLY AND SAFELY ON A BUDGET.  SHE WILL ALSO PERFORM WELL FOR AN OLDER CREW LOOKING TO RETIRE, KEEP FIT AND SAIL COMFORTABLY WITHOUT INVESTING A FORTUNE.

THE BOAT SAILS WELL AND SURPRISES MANY PEOPLE THAT THINK OF STEEL BOATS AS POOR PERFORMERS.  THE BONES REGULARLY OUTPERFORMS MANY BOATS OF SIMILAR SIZE, ESPECIALLY AS CONDITIONS FRESHEN.  UPWIND ESPECIALLY SHE CAN KEEP GOING IN HEAVY CONDITIONS WHEN MOST SIMILAR SIZED BOATS CANNOT. 

THE BOAT WILL HEAVE TO COMFORTABLY IN STORM CONDITIONS.  UNDER YANKEE AND TRIPLE REEFED MAIN WE BEAT OFF A LEE SHORE HANDILY IN SURVIVAL CONDITIONS.

THE ENGINE WAS SERVICED 500 HOURS AGO TO CORRECT CORROSION IN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM (20 YEARS OLD). THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND STANDPIPE WERE REPLACED AND THE HEAD, VALVES AND GUIDES SERVICED.  THE PRE-COMBUSTION CHAMBERS WERE REPLACED AND THE INJECTORS SERVICED.  A SPARE SET OF INJECTORS ARE ABOARD.  THE CYLINDERS WERE FOUND TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION WITH NO VISIBLE WEAR.  THE ENGINE STARTS ON THE FIRST CRANK WITH NO REQUIREMENT FOR PRE-HEAT.  THE ENGINE WILL START WITH THE HAND CRANK IN CASE OF BATTERY FAILURE.

BOAT HISTORY

THE LAZY BONES WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT SPECIFICALLY AS A BLUE WATER CRUISER AND WAS OUTFITTED TO COMMERCIAL STANDARDS AND FINISH TO INCREASE RELIABILITY, REDUCE COSTS, AND TO ALLOW MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR IN REMOTE, THIRD WORLD LOCATIONS.  THE BONES WAS LAUNCHED IN 1983 AND WAS CRUISED IN MEXICO AND HAWAII FOR 4 YEARS BY RON PEARSON, THE BUILDER AND DESIGNER. 

RON PEARSON HAS DESIGNED/BUILT MANY SUCCESSFUL BOATS OVER THE YEARS.  MANY OF THESE CAN BE FOUND AT www.origamimagic.com.

WE MET RON WHILE CRUISING IN OUR PREVIOUS BOAT AND IMMEDIATELY BECAME INTERESTED IN OWNING “THE BONES”.  WE SOLD OUR BOAT AND TOOK POSSESSION OF THE BONES IN HAWAII IN 1987 AND CRUISED THE PACIFIC AND SE ASIA FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS, WITH ONE OF OUR CHILDREN BORN ALONG THE WAY IN FIJI. 

OUR CHILDREN ARE NOW GETTING READY FOR UNIVERSITY.  WE HAVE MOVED ASHORE TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION AND HAVE PLACED THE BONES FOR SALE RATHER THAN HAVE HER AGE AND SPOIL WHILE WE ARE BUSY ASHORE.

Condition and Valuation Survey Report

SPECIFICATIONS:
VESSEL NAME Lazy Bones
VESSEL REG. OR DOC.# 802995 Vancouver, Canada
REGISTERED OWNER NAME & ADDRESS Greg Elliott
  1990 Casano Drive
  N. Vancouver, BC, Canada
SURVEY REQUESTED BY owner
DATE BUILT 1983
WHERE BUILT Coombs, BC, Canada
BUILDER R. Pearson
VESSEL TYPE OR CLASS Cutter rigged Sloop
L.O.A. 38.8 ft.
BEAM 11.7 ft.
DRAFT 5.8 ft.
CRUISE SPEED 5 knots
MAXIMUM SPEED 7.4 knots
DATE, TIME AND PLACE OF SURVEY April 27, 2005, 09:00 to 16:00 hrs. Out of water. Location—Kampon Aceh, Perak, Malaysia
REPORTED EXPERIENCE Over twenty years coastal and offshore cruising
REPORTED LOSSES OF
OWNER IN PAST FIVE YEARS
None
IS VESSEL A GOOD FIRE
AND MARINE RISK?
Yes, upon completion of all "Recommendations"
REPLACEMENT VALUE $ 100,000 US

HULL AND DECK:
HULL MATERIAL Topsides - hard chine 3/16" steel, bilges 1/4" steel, keel – 3/8" steel, keel shoe – 1" steel. Paint system (Jotun) based on epoxy paints, primers and antifouling. Long keel integral with hull. Lead filled ballast.
DECK MATERIAL Steel, 1/8", with non slip paint
HULL TO DECK JOINT Welded steel
ZINC ANODES Good-New.
BULKHEADS, STRINGERS, WEBS:
LONGITUDINALS
Adequate in size and number for intended use

Floors in amidships on 18 in. centers

HATCHES, PORTS & OPENINGS Foredeck hatch, hatch to salon, companionway hatch, aft cockpit hatches. Four window vents in cabin trunk and sides. All in good order except where noted.
VENTILATION Large vent in engine room. Adequate
TOPSIDE APPEARANCE Good, has been repainted with epoxy paint, some chalking
GENERAL DECK AND
CABIN APPEARANCE
Excellent, recently repainted.
GENERAL BILGE APPEARANCE Excellent, dry with bituminous coating. No rusting of plating, stringers, frames, or floors in the bilge area or anywhere else.
UNDERWATER SECTIONS
GENERAL CONDITION
Fair, and in overall good order except as noted. Visually inspected and sounded with plastic mallet.
RUDDER CONSTRUCTION Welded, internally reinforced, steel plate enclosure, keel hung on two pintle bearings. Adequately protected electrolytically with large zinc anode.
RUDDER AND
SHAFT BEARINGS
Within acceptable limits of wear
STEERING SYSTEM Direct with telescopic aluminum tiller and aux. trim tab. No slack.

PLUMBING AND THROUGH HULL FITTINGS:
DESCRIPTION OF
THROUGH HULLS
All through hulls of Marine bronze, connected to steel pipe welded to hull. All valves well maintained and turned freely. Toilet inlet-3/4 in. gate valve, toilet outlet-1 ½ in. cock valve with anti-syphon loop, Head sink drain-1 ¼ in. gate valve, engine cooling water inlet-3/4 in. gate valve, galley sink drain-1 ½ in. gate valve.
MARINE HEAD AND FITTINGS Head located starboard amidships (opposite galley) Manual ITT Par marine toilet, wash basin and shower connected to deck mounted 35 gallon water tank.
BILGE PUMPS One Whale manual diaphram pump located port aft-tested OK , two dc electric centrifugal pumps with auto switches, one aft in aft bilge and one in forward bilge. (Two bilge areas separated by a floor)
SHAFT AND RUDDER
PACKING GLANDS
All marine bronze and in good order—no leaking to bilge.

MACHINERY:
ENGINE LOCATION Single engine in engine room located aft, under the companionway and cockpit.
MAKE/MODEL/FUEL TYPE Yanmar 3QM30. Three cylinder, 33 HP marine diesel.
GENERAL CONDITION Well installed, under cockpit. Good access all round. Not run. General appearance good with clean surfaces and no rust.
HOURS SINCE LAST REBUILD 500.
TRANSMISSION 2.03:1 reduction
EXHAUST SYSTEM Water jacket cooled, water injected, reinforced rubber hose with steel waterlock
VENTILATION Adequate.
FUEL PIPEWORK Rubber and copper.
ENGINE MOUNTING Four flexible rubber mounts on steel stringers.
DRIP PAN/BILGE Clean, except for minor oil dripping, no water.
FUEL PRE-FILTER/SEPARATOR One large Racor filter with separator in series with standard Yanmar fuel filter
ENGINE GAUGES & CONTROLS Morse cable system gear/throttle in cockpit. Gauges and alarms on bulkhead at navigation station, visible from cockpit. Gauges and controls operated except where noted
ALARM SYSTEM LOW OIL New sensor. Engine out of water. Not run.
PROPELLER AND SHAFTING 2 bladed fixed, bronze, good condition. Propeller shaft 1.50 in. monel..
FUEL TRANSFER PUMP Dc lift pump to day tank.
AIR COMPRESSOR None

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
D.C. SYSTEMS 12 Volts for Ship service, engine starting, and electronics
BATTERY BOXES, VENTILATION 2x200 AH Batteries, one port one starboard of engine room, both well secured
CHARGING SYSTEMS 100 A Delco Remy alternator, engine driven; three solar panels: 2 x 54 watts and 1 x 40 watts
PANEL Perko main switch port side of engine. Fused distribution panel for lights, pumps, instruments at navigation station.
CABIN LIGHTS 12 volt, all function
RUNNING LIGHTS 12 volt, all function
A.C. SYSTEMS 110 volts from Honeywell motor-generator.  220 volts from step-up transformer.
WIRING Suitable for marine environment
BONDING SYSTEM
LIGHTNING PROTECTION
All metal construction, inherently bonded through spars, rigging, and hull

TANKAGE:
POTABLE WATER TANKS Three
MATERIAL Integral steel, painted
CAPACITY 500 liters + 250 liters shower
VENTS Yes, check valve to galley sink.
LABELED FILLER Yes
PUMPS Whale, foot operated
DIESEL FUEL TANKS Two
CAPACITY 300 Liters
MATERIAL Integral Steel, painted
VENTS To cockpit
LABELED FILLER Yes, in cockpit
SHUT OFF VALVE Yes
WELL SECURED Yes, integral

NAVIGATION AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
COMPASS & DEVIATION CARDS 5" Ritchie in cockpit with N/S and E/W dev. correction, spare handheld.
V.H.F. RADIO Apelco VXL 51 at navigation station, 2 spare handheld.
AUTOPILOT Autohelm, 4000 on trim tab, Autohelm 1000 backup.
GPS Lowrance Global map 1600
KNOT LOG Horizon
DEPTH SOUNDER Horizon
SSB Yaesu 747
BAROMETER Yes
SHIPS BELL Yes, cast brass construction
FOG HORN Yes, portable, gas operated
FLARES Seven counted, all out of date
SEARCHLIGHT Handheld
LIFE JACKETS 8 type 2
LIFE RAFT 4 person RFD out of date.
THROWABLE DEVICES Lifering and rope in cockpit, port side.
LOCAL CHARTS, DIVIDERS
RULES, BINOCULARS
Full set local charts. Navigation tools. 2 Pairs binoculars, all located in navigation station
FIRST AID KIT Yes
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Three, well located forward to aft. Aft most extinguisher has low pressure, needs recharging.
SPARE PARTS KIT There are adequate spare parts on board for coastal and offshore cruising.
BUCKETS Yes, 3x assorted sizes
BOATHOOK Yes
OTHER 2x EPIRBs, one EME and one ACR Electronics brand

GROUND TACKLE, DOCK LINES:
ANCHOR(S) AND RODE(S) 25 kg Danforth, 20 Kg CQR, 15kg Bruce, 10 kg Danforth. 100’ x ½" galv chain. 400' x 3/8" galv chain. 1000’ x ¾" nylon line
ANCHOR WINDLASS Vertical capstan, lever operated
DOCK LINES AND FAIRLEADS Are adequate for vessel size
FENDERS Are adequate for vessel size

GALLEY:
LOCATION Port side amidships
STOVE TYPE LPG 2 burner marine. Gas detector and alarm.
PROTECTION OF BULKHEADS Adequate, burners located 1ft. from bulkhead
SINKS AND DRAINS Twin, stainless above water line.
HOT WATER No
CABIN HEATER No
OTHER LPG tanks safely located at stern in open air

RIGGING, SPARS AND SAILS:
DESCRIPTION OF SPARS Single keel-stepped mast with boom, Both painted aluminium. Recently repainted.
STANDING RIG Forestays - Twin, stainless steel, one 10mm 7x7 wire, one 3/8" 1x19 wire both with galvanized turnbuckle. Inner forestay - 8mm stainless with galvanized turnbuckle. Shrouds and backstays - 10mm galvanized steel 7x7 wire with galvanized turnbuckles. All turnbuckles O.K., no rusting. Galvanized wire recently re-oiled.
CHAIN PLATES 1/2" thick, welded to hull and toe rail
RUNNING RIG All sheets and halyard low-stretch polyester, adequate size and length, and in serviceable condition
WINCHES 3x halyard winches on mast, 4x in cockpit (2x jib sheet and 2x main sheet), plus reefing winch on boom. All adequately sized, free turning, chrome plated bronze by Barlow Australia
LIFELINES AND STANCHIONS Stainless steel lines,. Painted steel stanchions, 1 3/8" O.D., welded to toe rail and deck
BOW PULPIT 1 3/8" O.D. Painted steel, welded to hull.
STERN PUSHPIT 1 3/8" O.D. Painted steel, welded to hull.
SAILS Two hanked genoas, mainsail, jib, yankee, staysail. Serviceable.
COMMENT A container placed under the maststep is catching rainwater coming through the masthead sheaves. This rainwater is unavoidable in a keel stepped mast. The container serves to keep the mast sump dry. Overflow is emptied via an automatic bilge pump.

OTHER EQUIPMENT:
8’ F/G sailing dinghy

COMMENTS:

The subject vessel is currently under the care of Mr. Chan Mung Seng who has a good reputation for 20+ years taking care of yachts. Lazy Bones is on one of Mr. Chan's moorings and he checks it personally on a daily basis. Mr. Chan reports that, since he started taking care of this vessel the bilge has been completely dry.

This is a sound and strong vessel, well designed, constructed and maintained. Cosmetically, it represents a boat twenty years old.

The level of navigation and auxiliary equipment on board is adequate.

The essential structural features are observed to be sound and no specific recommendations have been made re major modifications or repairs.

DECLARATION:

The surveyor is not held responsible for any inaccuracy, omission, misstatement or error in judgment. To all intent, purpose and interest, reports emanating from this office may be adjudged as an evaluated opinion of the surveyor.

Submitted without prejudice,

27, April, 2005

J. Preston Moore, BSc. ChE., recognized marine specialist

Recommendations:

1. Have life raft inspected before any offshore passage.

2. Update flare inventory.

3. Recharge the large Kidd fire extinguisher in dining area (starboard aft).