Number 18R5918S   MIC: CHT
Company: CHEETAH BOAT MFG   Company Official: LEN
Model Name: ‘Wildcat’ inboard   Model Year: 2018
Problem 1: VENTILATION      
HIN CHT12347B818   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: 6/5/2018
1) The engine compartment natural exhaust ventilation opening was of insufficient size for the compartment net volume. The gasoline engine compartment has a net compartment volume of approximately 94 cubic feet, which requires a minimum aggregate of 14.7 square inches for the cross-sectional area of the natural supply and 14.7 square inches for the cross-sectional area of the natural exhaust ventilation. The natural ventilation supply openings were of adequate size. The one 3-inch natural ventilation exhaust opening only had a 7.1 square inch area which was further reduced by a slotted cover to an estimated open area of 4.5 square inches. (2)The gasoline powered boat subject to the fuel, electrical, ventilation and navigation light certification regulations of Part 183 did not have a certification label. (3)The sidelights mounted in the flare of the bow were not aligned with the centerline of the boat. The sidelight sectors would not show forward of the boat and would show beyond the limit of 22.5 degrees abaft the beam. (4) The conductors to be installed in the boat were not marked; manufacturer did not have supplier documentation that the conductors met the referenced requirements.The Coast Guard considers item (1) 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 this item. If other boats or models have the same noncompliance item, 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 (you may need to make more copies of these forms). 1/29/18 mailed with CUR/DNR-CC 3/30/18 sent em, bounced back-CC 5/2/18 left voicemail for mnf-CC 6/5/18 em bounced back left urgent VM-CC