For those surveyors out there who wish to inspect steel vessels, here is some advice that may be of assistance in expanding your practice. Our first objective in the inspection process of metal hulls is to understand acceptable construction and welding techniques used in steel construction. A good set of rules for building and classing steel vessels under 61 meters feet as set forth by the American Bureau of Shipping, can be a great help, but most vessels you will view will come no where near these standards.
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Metal parts underwater are subjected to two basic types of corrosion: galvanic corrosion and stray current corrosion. Both can harm your boat, propeller, and motor if not correctly monitored and avoided. There is nothing mysterious about corrosion.
There are many types of corrosion that boat owners have to deal with. Well, actually, there are only two, but there are many different causes with different names. The two basic types are erosion and electro-chemical.
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Build the Strongest Boat Possible Metal boats can deal with hazards like ice and coral that would rip apart a fiberglass or wooden hull; many long-distance cruisers choose a metal boat for just that reason. But they are not mass-produced; the only way to get one is to build it yourself or have it custom-built. Bruce Roberts-Goodson has been designing and building metal boats for more than three decades, and in The Complete Guide to Metal Boats he tells you all you need to know to start building the boat of your dreams.
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In the s and early s we rarely saw metal yachts in North American waters. Steel yachts had been built in Holland and Germany for many years but, with only oil-based paints to protect them, they were not particularly long lived. A few custom aluminum yachts were built overseas as well and in a couple of quality yards in the U.