Manufacturer/Builder: Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Type: Steel Displacement hull, aluminum deckhouse with Top House Bridge
Length overall (L.O.A.): 55' per owner.
Beam: 16' 6"
Draft: 8' estimated.
Ballast: Lead pigs and water.
Mass Deception is a 55' custom built commercial fishing vessel constructed of all welded steel hull and deck with an all-aluminum house structure built by Allied Shipbuilding Ltd. of Vancouver, BC in 1977.
Displacement hull with moderately flared bow, forward house with top house.
Configured for salmon seine fishing with all required rigging: mast, main boom and picking booms. pursing winches, net roller,
18 Ton IMS refrigerated seawater (RSW) system installed 2018.
Powered by a single Detroit 8V71 diesel through reversing gear box to conventional shaft and propeller.
Control stations in top house and lower wheelhouse.
The layout from back deck forward is entered by a watertight aluminum door to the galley to portside and the galley settee to starboard. Forward of the galley settee is a head with sink and shower. To port of the head is a single bunk stateroom. Just
forward of the head is the engine room access door. On centerline forward is a companionway to the focsle with four crew bunks and forepeak collision bulkhead. Pilothouse entry is through companionway forward of the engine room access door.
The layout belowdecks is the engine room aft of the focsle and 2 tanked holds aft of engine room aft bulkhead after which is another machinery hold followed by the steering compartment.
The vessels tonnage admeasurement calculations are under 5 net tons allowing it to be state registered only and legal for US commercial fishing.
EXTERIOR HULL & BOTTOM INSPECTION
Welded steel construction
Welded through-hull fittings
Bottom inspection completed during this inspection. The hull was found to be in good
condition with no noticeable damage or blemishes.
Shaft size is 3" with steel jack shaft and one intermediate stuffing box using packing material to lube and cool the shaft. Appears to be in good working condition
The shaft runs through a shaft alley supported by lateral framing ribs with 4 grease application junctions to lube the shaft all junctions inspected and found to be working as intended.
Axe head type with rudder shoe. All surfaces are painted for protection and show no rust. The rudder was found to be sound without movement or noticeable wear on the bearings Articulated by a hydraulically driven Wagner T1 T-Ram Tested and found to be in good working order. Hydraulic lines were found in good working condition
20 Anodes had been newly replaced along keel, at rudder and in bow thruster
Size not noted. The propeller is in good condition without any noticeable chips, bends or blemishes. Secured to the shaft with a large locking nut which was found to be secure. The propeller was rotated by hand and was observed to be spinning true.
INTERIOR HULL & STRUCTURAL INSPECTION
Metal floor plates were taken up to inspect the stringers no sign of rust, damage or
compromises in integrity. All surfaces were well painted for protection. Hull stiffness provided by steel longitudinal frames butt welded into the transverse frames and run the length of the vessel. Much of the steel framing was painted for protection. And appeared sound and welded to the hull bottom/sides. sides of the hull were also welded in position with longitudinal stringers and appeared secure with no interior rust. Framing sighted in the engine compartment for engine/generator mounts and under parts of cabin are well secured. No rusting, separation or cracks sighted. Steel transfer frames are securely welded in place and painted for protection. No visual evidence of movement in any bulkhead.
All through-hull fittings have either Butterfly seacock or bronze gate valves. All Valves
checked and in good working order 3" Overboard discharge for sewer with manual butterfly valve and automatic flapper back-flow prevention located in engine room both found in good working condition.
1 1/2" Overboard drain for head sink and shower with manual gate valve in engine room found in good working condition
1 1/2" Overboard for galley sink with manual gate valve in good working condition. The shaft alley automatic/manual bilge pump is connected to this plumbing in the engine room with a back-flow prevention check valve to remove water from the shaft alley.
3" Sea chest inlet in the engine room currently not in use. Sealed and in good order
3" Sea chest located in engine room, to fill and empty fish hold tanks in good working
1 1/2" Sea Chest Located in aft machine room, for RSW condenser pump in good operating condition
TOP DECK & SUPERSTRUCTURE
The decks and bulwarks are are constructed of welded steel plate. which are supported by a grid work of 1/4" 2x2", 2x3"angle iron. All surfaces and joints have been painted for protection and show minimal surface rust in some areas. No damage, crack or breaks noticed.
The main house to hull joint is connected via an exploited bonding strip with steel on the bottom and aluminum alloy on the top. This material allows for a complete welded house to hull joint.
Fully enclosed main cabin on deck level constructed of welded aluminum and glass windows.
All surfaces painted for protection in good condition with no sign of corrosion or damage.
Fully enclosed top house constructed of aluminum and glass windows. (New 2013). All surfaces painted for protection. Inspected and found to be in good sound condition with no corrosion or damage.
The anchor winch is bolted down to a 1" double steel frame which is welded to the deck.
The anchor is driven with a hydraulic motor. the control valve attached to the framework of the anchor winch. The Winch has a belted brake and a locking dog as well as a chain binder for securing in the lifted position. The Anchor is a Forefjord 250lb Navy style. Connected to several wraps of large link chain which in turn is
connected to 3/4" wire rope which has clearly been recently greased for protection and maintenance.
IMS 18 Ton IMS RSW system has been custom fit and installed in rear machine room. All equipment was painted and appeared to be in good working condition.
Main boom and winches
Hydraulic control valves for all deck winches are nicely organized and looked to be in good condition.
Main boom is 6" aluminum pipe with welded aluminum strong-backs running top, bottom and both sides. The Boom is supported by an 8" aluminum mast using 3/4" wire rope and a mechanical advantage pulley system connected to a hydraulic worm gear winch.
The side to side "vanging" of the boom is a 1/2" wire rope mechanical advantage pulley system controlled by pullmaster double barrel hydraulic winch.
There is a Pullmaster PL4 and a Pullmaster PL7 attached to the main boom.
This vessel is equipped with two picking booms attached to the main mast each has a Pullmaster PL5 hydraulic winch.
At the end of the boom is an improved Kinematics purse block secured by shackles with a safety chain attached.
All equipment looked to be in good working order, painted for protection. All hydraulic lines were routed and secured and protected where need be.
HELM & NAVIGATION ELECTRONICS
Top house equipment
Furuno 1632 Radar unit with NEW 24" Raydome antenna
Furuno CH250 Searchlight Sonar with color display and transducer mounted in Focsle
Furuno GPS Navigator
2 Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF radios with Shakespeare antenna
1 Cobra Marine VHF with Shakespeare antenna
1 Icom IC 28H 2-meter Radio with Shakespeare antenna
Mitsubishi Satellite phone system with Space com antenna
Comnav 2001 Autopilot system with Comnav remote extender and 2 attached remote steering control units. 1 remote in top house, 1 remote located in the Crow's nest.
Wagner rudder angle indicator
Micro Command series 9000 shift/throttle control station
Remote Morse Control bi-directional shift station for bow thruster
1 CCTV monitor
1 TV/DVD combo
12v Led lighting
Dickinson Stainless Steel Newport Heater
The Electronic systems were not tested for functionality during this inspection. However, the systems were powered on and appeared to be in good working and usable condition.
Wheel house equipment
Engine start push button
Engine off leaver
Engine monitoring gauges including Murphy tachometer, oil pressure, voltmeter, drive train pressure, and water temp.
8" "Saura" compass: card last swung 1990.
Micro Command series 9000 shift/throttle control station
Manual cable/sheave system still in place, not connected at engine but available for back
up in the event of electronic control failure.
CCTV DVR Unit with multiple CCTV cameras connected
Automatic/Manual bilge switch
Crow's nest newly added 2017 is equipped with:
Comnav autopilot remote control
Micro Command shift/throttle control station
Cobra VHF radio with Shakespeare antenna
CABIN INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS
Entry from back deck. The Floor is concrete over steel decking. Interiors walls are wood with insulation between the ribbed aluminum structure. The ceiling is Acoustical tiles over plywood with insulation between the grided aluminum structure. The water system is pressurized hot and cold. Dinette on the starboard side, U-shaped cushioned seat and back bench around a single leg table. Port of the entry is the Danby upright refrigerator.
The microwave/convection oven is on a shelf above the fridge. Far port wall the 2-bay stainless steel deep well sink is situated in the middle with counter space on each side. With cupboards above the counter space. Port forward is a Washington Stove Works Y-16 diesel stove/oven. The Stove uses a stainless-steel coil connected to the water heater to heat the boats water. The Engine exhaust is routed through this shaft. Passing the galley there is a stateroom on the port side with 1 bunk and storage space. Staircase down provides access to the focsle. Across the hall on the starboard side is the Head. The head is Gel-coat over FRP to make a "wet" room consisting of a Jabsco Twist and Lock toilet,
shower head, integrated FRP mounted single well stainless-steel sink and medicine cabinet. Beyond the head is the wood door with ladder access to engine room. Forward of the engine room access is the Wheelhouse. The Wheelhouse has ladder access to the Top House. All galley equipment: fridge, microwave, stove, water, etc. were tested and
found to be working during the inspection. All Head equipment was tested: toilet, shower, sink, etc. were tested and found to be working during this inspection
Twin size bed in top house
Stateroom on the main deck level has one bunk
There are 4 bunks located in the Focsle
Access from the main deck down a staircase ladder.
Floors are cement over steel deck
Access to fresh water tank via 28 bolt man hatch in floor
Four cushioned crew bunks
Two closets: one closet on each port and starboard side
Emergency access port hole in ceiling
Furuno Ch250 Searchlight sonar transducer
D.C. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
12 Volt system. (Owner reports that the original 32-volt system has been abandoned with the exception of some that is provided by the DC inverter)
Battery Set Two:
There are three batteries located in the engine compartment that are 8D Lead acid
batteries which provide service to the main engine(s) plus house electrical and are
wired in series producing 12 volts.
There is one battery starboard engine compartment that is an 8D Lead acid battery
which provide service to the auxiliary and is 12 volts.
A.C. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
A.C. Voltage system: 30 Amp - 120 Volt system.
Shore power cord: Marinco, 30 AMP. with Smart Plug
Battery selector switches are Rotary switches and are functional.
All D.C. circuits are adequately protected by branch breakers.
Ring spade or crimp on connectors sighted for wiring connections.
All wiring runs are properly secured every 18" per ABYC E-11 recommendations.
DC electrical system is properly tied into vessels electrical ground system using the
engine as a common ground.
Main branch breaker box located in engine room. Secondary breaker panel located
above Focsle access
Dual pole breaker for shore power/Inverter at main power distribution panel per
Distribution panel located in main cabin
All A.C. circuits are adequately protected by branch breakers.
A.C. Wiring runs are not all properly secured.
Kubota 4-cylinder motor V3600 -T-BG-ET03
Stamford 40k generator model UC 1224C1L 63D
Provides auxiliary power 110V house power when not connected to shore power
208V 3 phase power for 18 Ton RSW system.
208 single phase power for welding equipment.
The main breakers for the generator are in the aft machine room
INBOARD PROPULSION SYSTEM
One, Detroit Diesel, 8V71 NA 238 BHP @ 2800 RPM.
No meter sighted.
Satisfactory where observed.
Satisfactory where observed.
Keel cooler installed.
Natural ventilation for engine space is provided.
Engine mounts appear to be well secured to the support stringers.
Engine is properly grounded with a proper size conductor cable.
Yes, At forward engine space bulkhead.
Hoses and clamps: Belts
and pulleys: Cooling
POWER TAKE OFF
Engine room is clean and uncluttered all surfaces are painted for protection against rust.
Engine room is insulated with sound dampening fiber beneath aluminized heat and sound shield installed 2015
Discharged: Dry stack type. Up through Engine room celling through the cabin wall to
All welded steel mufflers/resonator, fully wrapped with Hard fiberglass insulation.
Allison HH37R. 3.7:1 gear ratio Flange bolted to 3" shaft