Optional Fee £80.00 / hour – Following (or prior to) a survey it may be necessary to undertake static, river or sea trials covering satisfactory running and speed performance of engines. Transmission & propulsion vibrations etc, Engine overall performance, temperature and pressure readings / measurements when engines are warm. Vessel handling and satisfactory operation of steering installations.
The following speed / engine trials are undertaken:
- Max rpm / speed trials run in both directions / against wind & tide
- Satisfactory operation of forward and reverse gears
- Emergency stop – passing from full ahead through neutral to full reverse
- Steering response / handling – Figure of eight steering performance
- General steering, control and gear operation
- All engine gauge readings photographed at determined RPM – for file reference
It may well be acceptable to perform engine trials underload, whilst the vessel is moored alongside a suitable quay heading or mooring
We also perform ‘speed trials’ in the derestricted zone on the river with GPS speeds recorded
Please note we of course require the brokers / owners attendance and authority
We often have to wait around for the yard / broker to make their own launching arrangements etc in respect of boat / engine trials. As a consequence we charge a minimum fee of 2 hours.
- Important to note that this is not the time spent on the water testing and includes launching & transit time etc
Call us for further information and to discuss your needs.
NB: An engine oil sample analysis is always recommended where there are concerns