Marine Surveys by Stateline Marine Surveyors, James T. Seith, SAMS® AMS® , Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA Stateline Marine Surveyors
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA
Serving Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin

James T. Seith, SAMS® AMS®

23 unbroken years in the Marine Industry
Principal Marine Surveyor
Structural and Mechanical Surveys. Don't just get half a Survey!
847-942-5173


Structural Surveys

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* Pre-Purchase Surveys

* Insurance Surveys

* Damage Surveys & Claims Investigations

* Appraisal Inspections

* Osmosis Testing
Marine Surveys by Stateline Marine Surveyors, James T. Seith, SAMS® AMS® , Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA Marine Surveys by Stateline Marine Surveyors, James T. Seith, SAMS® AMS® , Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA
Above images courtesy Mystic Powerboats
List of Survey Categories and Items

Hull, Interior and Exterior
  • Bulkheads, stringers, frames
  • Deck Joint
  • Decks, superstructure
  • Windows, ports, doors, hatches
  • Engine Beds
  • Bilge water communication
  • Fittings, attachments & hardware
  • Paint, gel coat finish
b>Propulsion

Main engines
  • Mounts
  • Starters, solenoids, cables
  • Ventilation/aspiration
  • Controls
  • Wiring
  • Cooling systems
  • Instrumentation warning systems
  • Shafting
  • Stuffing box
Specialty Diagnostics
  • Oil analysis
  • Compression Test
  • Digital RPM Measurements
  • Bore scope
  • Exhaust backpressure test
Exhaust system
  • Turbochargers & cooling
  • Risers & back surge protection
  • Mufflers, piping, & connections
  • Exhaust ports, location & height
  • Carbon monoxide hazards
  • Fire hazards
  • High temperature alarms
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Load/no load RPM’s
  • Back down test
  • Single engine load test
  • Control cable function
  • Vibration/noise levels
Performance/Handling
  • Basic stability
  • Stability at speed
  • Handling characteristics, steering, backing, docking, at speed
  • Trim tab operation
Engine Room
  • Accessibility
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Fire control
  • Used oil systems & tanks
Fuel Systems
  • Tankage
  • Fuel fills & deck plates
  • Supply & return systems
  • Fuel transfer systems & pumps
  • Fuel filtration
  • Ventilation for gasoline systems
Generator/electric plant
  • Basic condition
  • Exhaust system
  • Cooling system
  • Belts, hoses, wiring
  • Primary circuit protection
  • Specific condition/diagnostics
  • Vibration/ noise levels
  • Warning systems
  • Hi-lo, oil pressure shut downs
  • Full load test
  • Voltage output
Drive Train
  • Shafts, couplings
  • Propellers
  • Struts, mount bolts, bearings
  • Stuffing box
  • Transmissions
Electrical Systems

DC systems
  • Batteries, condition & performance
  • Primary circuit protection
  • Secondary circuit protection
  • Wiring
  • System layout & Standards
  • Engine alternators & battery chargers
AC Electrical systems
  • Primary & branch circuits & panels
  • Primary circuit protection
  • Secondary circuit protection
  • System layout and standards
  • Wiring
  • Polarity check
  • Voltage load tests
  • Check shore receptacles
  • Power plant system operation
Plumbing Systems

Sea water systems
  • Engine cooling systems
  • Air conditioning cooling
  • Sea cocks, hoses, clamps & bonding
  • Thru-hull discharge fittings
  • Heads, holding tanks & associated pumps
  • Gray & brown water discharge systems
  • Wash down systems
  • Bait wells & systems
Fresh water systems
  • Potable water systems
  • Water tanks
  • Pumps & plumbing
  • Shower, sumps, sink & drains
  • Water makers
  • Dockside plumbing
Heating & Cooling
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Heating systems
Bilge Pumping
  • Pumps, number & capacity
  • Pump operation test
  • Bilge alarms
  • Hoses & discharge fittings
  • Wiring & switching
Appliances
  • Refrigerators & freezers
  • Icemakers
  • Stoves, electric, gas & microwave
  • Dishwashers, compactors, disposers
  • Bar refrigerators & equipment
  • Engine driven refrigeration equipment
  • Clothes washers & dryers
  • Central vacuum systems
Electronics
  • Televisions, stereos, VCR’s, CD players etc
  • Radios, communication equipment
  • VHF, HF, cell & sat phones
  • Radar
  • Loran, GPS
  • Computerized plotters, chart systems
  • Sonar, speed & depth meters
  • Wind instruments
  • Stabilizers
  • Fax machines & weather fax
  • Shipboard computers
  • Autopilots & navigation interfaces
  • Synchronizers
Fishing Gear
  • Outriggers
  • Downriggers
  • Fighting chairs
  • Bait & tackle centers, freezers, bait wells & pumps
  • Tuna & marlin towers
Safety
  • Life rafts
  • EPIRBS, signaling devices
  • Fire control
  • Portable fire extinguishers

We regularly perform marine surveys in the following locations: Wisconsin: Green Bay , Sister Bay, Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, Milwaukee, Racine, Mt Pleasant, Kenosha, Winthrop Harbor, Lake Geneva. Illinois: Winthrop Harbor, The Chain of lakes, Antioch, McHenry, Fox Lake, Waukegan, Chicago. Indiana; Gary, Michigan City, Benton Harbor, Grand Haven.

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