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Old 06-07-2016, 12:26 AM   #56
mike50
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City: Anacortes
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Wandering Star
Vessel Model: Defever - 68' steel custom
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If you are going to use ultrasound for hull inspection make certain you have a skilled tech doing the measurements. Its important to be sure you are not looking at any internal plating such as bulkheads etc. which can result in false readings. Also have the tech remove any bottom paint down to bare metal for each spot to be measured. Fuel tanks are another area to watch out for esp. (as previously mentioned) at the lowest point where water collects. Don't be afraid of steel, just be thorough. We have a 68' 1972 vintage, steel Defever so I can speak from a bit of experience with steel boats.
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