LABEL; CAPACITY

         
Number 13R5211S   MIC: ABW
Company: ALLIED BOAT WORKS, LLC   Company Official: PLC
Model Name: 'Sportsman' ob powered boat   Model Year: 2013
Problem 1: LABEL; CAPACITY      
Problem 2: LEVEL FLOTATION      
HIN ABW17001B313   Case Open Date: 8/13/2013
Disposition: CLOSED   Case Close Date:
Units 16   Campaign Open Date 9/18/2013
Boat Type 11   Campaign Close Date 12/3/2013
Severity: L   Last Date: 12/3/2013
Comments:  
"(1) 33CFR183.25(b)&(c) & 33CFR183.25(c)(2)&(3)The capacity label did not follow the required format: (a) the maximum weight capacity in pounds was not specified; (b) the powering line did not follow the prescribed format “XX Horsepower, motor”; the remote steering boat included the unnecessary “or 60 TILLER’; the regulation does allow for a designation of powering ‘with remote steering’ and ‘without remote steering’; (c) the persons capacity in whole numbers was the same size as word ‘PERSONS’ in the “XX Persons or XXX Pounds” line. (2) 33CFR183.35 & .41 The maximum weight capacity was not included on the capacity label. It was noted that the boat designer provided capacity figures with a maximum weight capacity (MWC) of 2197 pounds. Given the low engine cut-out, this large MWC needs to be confirmed by an in water capacity test. (3) 33CFR183.201-202Manufacturer did not produce test data or calculations to support compliance with level flotation and stability test requirements. As all the flotation material was placed low in the boat, in water tests are needed to show that the boat has proper flotation and stability.Sent DN1 (1) HQ2 (2&3) Letter 8/19/13 jdh.091813 PLC - MNF EMAILED CORRECTED CAPACITY LABELS, CALCULATIONS, AND DNR. MNF ALSO WANTS TO VOLUNTEER BOAT FOR TESTING. CORRECTED CAP LABEL APPEAR TO BE CORRECT, BUT WILL DEFER FINAL DETERMINATION BASED ON BOAT TEST REPORT.120313 PLC - CUR1 16 OF 16 UC, TEST REPORT 13V262 PASSED, CASE CLOSED."