VENTILATION

         
Number 18R5918S   MIC: CHT
Company: CHEETAH BOAT MFG   Company Official: LEN
Model Name: ‘Wildcat’ inboard   Model Year: 2018
Problem 1: VENTILATION      
Problem 2: LABEL; CERTIFICATION      
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: 7/16/2019
Comments:  
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 5/9/2019 RCVD FIRST TRY LETTER TO FIRST PURCHASERS. REPLIED WITH EDITS TO MFR BY EMAIL. LEN 5/21/2019 RCVD ACCEPTABLE LETTER TO FIRST PURCHASER. REPLIED BY EMAIL TO MFR ABOUT PURPOSE AND SCHEDULE OF CURS. LEN 6/4/2019 RCVD COMP SAMPLE CERT LABEL. DIRECTED MFR BY EMAIL TO PRODUCE PHOTO OF ACTUAL CERT LABEL FOR COMP CREDIT. LEN 6/24/2019 RECIEVED DOCUMENTS AND PHOTOS TO PROVE USE OF COMPLIANT WIRING. LEN7/2/2019 RCVD HIN PHOTOS, CERT LABEL PHOTO, DNR AND CUR. DNR AND CUR UNREADABLE. DIRECTED MFR TO SUBMIT FORMS, VENT CALCS AND SIDELIGHT SECTOR PROOFS. LEN7/2/2019 RCVD HIN PHOTOS, CERT LABEL PHOTO, DNR AND CUR. DNR AND CUR UNREADABLE. DIRECTED MFR TO SUBMIT FORMS, VENT CALCS AND SIDELIGHT SECTOR PROOFS. LEN 7/3/2019 RCVD DNR, CUR, FIRST PURCHASER REFUSAL OF REPAIR, AND VENTILATION CALCS. REPLIED BY EMAIL THAT CALCS ARE IN ERROR. LEN 07/08/19 RCVD COMP VENTILATION CALCS. LEN 07/08/19 RCVD COMP VENTILATION CALCS. LEN 7/12/2019 RCVD PHOTOS OF SIDELIGHT ILLUMINATING PROPER SECTORS. RECOMMENDING TERMINATION OF CAMPAIGN. LEN 7/16/19 still waiting on termination-CC