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Old 01-21-2016, 04:49 PM   #1
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Not Too Big to Leak

It seems the USS Hornet is leaking through the teak flight deck threatening the ship below. Since many of us have been there before, just imagine the cost to fix it. It looks in the picture from the SF Chronicle, the decks were painted over.

El Niño poses threat to historic aircraft carrier Hornet - San Francisco Chronicle

Crews battling water damage aboard historic USS Hornet| Latest News Videos | Fox News

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Old 01-21-2016, 06:47 PM   #2
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I would think it's more like a bed liner product that they applied to the deck as opposed to a paint.

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Old 01-21-2016, 11:20 PM   #3
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Leaking on the Forrestal you say! I find that hard to believe, then again, put a few 12 volt sumps in that will take care of it. Just don't get the government involved. 2 mil on a site survey, 1mil on a contract write up, 1 mil to award with govt requirements, and a 250k contract award. Just to keep another "war veteran" afloat so that the city can charge you another 20 bucks to visit.
Sure glad my visit was paid by the taxpayers while on active duty!
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:11 AM   #4
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Carrier decks are painted with an epoxy coating , that has big!! hunks of flint mixed in as no skid.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:49 AM   #5
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We were aboard the Hornet for big wedding several yrs ago. Hell of a ship!
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