ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

         
Number 18R5916S   MIC: ULB
Company: ULTRA BOATS   Company Official: LEN
Model Name: ’28 Shadow Deck’ inboard   Model Year: 2018
Problem 1: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM      
Problem 2: FUEL SYSTEM      
HIN ULB28D07J718   Case Open Date: 1/29/2018
Disposition: OPEN   Case Close Date:
Units 1   Campaign Open Date
Boat Type 12   Campaign Close Date
Severity: L   Last Date: 9/12/2018
Comments:  
1There was no conductor overcurrent protection within 72 inches of the battery.(2) ‘USCG Type’ hoses were not used in the fuel system.(3) The engine compartment natural ventilation exhaust opening was of insufficient size for the compartment net volume. The gasoline engine compartment has a net compartment volume of approximately 100 cubic feet, which requires a minimum aggregate of 15.0 square inches for the cross-sectional area of the natural supply and 15.0 square inches for the cross-sectional area of the natural exhaust ventilation. The boat had adequate natural ventilation supply openings. The one 3-inch exhaust duct provided for an opening of 7.1 square inches which was further reduced by a slotted grating to an estimated open area of 5.5 square inches. (4The fuel system had not been pressure tested.(5) There was no markings or documentation available to show that the engine electrical components were ignition protested.The Coast Guard considers items (1) through (3) to present a significant danger to purchasers of this boat model. You are to conduct a defect notification and correction campaign as required by Part 179 of Title 33, Code of Federal Regulations for these three items. If other boats or models have the same noncompliance items, you are to include them in this campaign. For your convenience, enclosed are the procedures you are to follow and a copy of the Defect Notification Report (DNR) and of the Campaign Update Report (CUR) forms to use 1/29/18 mailed w cur/dnr-CC 4/3/18 emailed mnf for update, em bounced back-CC 4/11/18 primary phone not working left message on cell-CC NEED TO UPDATE CONTACT INFO 6/7/18 left urgent msg on cell#-CC 8/1/18 sent message through website in an attempt to reach them-CC 9/12/18 left msg for mfr to call LEN, last chance before revoke-CC