Boat hull maintainence

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by fitzgerald999, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. fitzgerald999
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    fitzgerald999 New Member

    What are some of the diagnostic equipment used to monitor hulls, and hull maintenance requirements
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    small hammer.. tap tap :)
  3. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Good insurance :p
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Fitzgerald999, considering the possible number materials a hull can be built of and the various approaches toward maintenance of each, this question will need considerable refinement to answer.
  5. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Which material?

    edit: oh, PAR was faster...

  6. Herman
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    Herman Senior Member

    Ultrasonic thickness gauge (works very well on steel and aluminium, but needs setting up for the specific material. Can work for GRP, but can be a pig to setup)

    Paint thickness gauge (also ultrasonic).

    Ultrasonic tap hammer (has a learning curve)

    Echoscopic analysis (GRP, detect delamination)

    Hole saw (works very well, but there is a small drawback...)

    For some boats good insurance and a torch are the best solution indeed...
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