Hull Patching

When the hull was scanned to establish thickness there was only one patch that was seriously thinned. The inlet and outlet for the heads had obviously been weeping for a long time and the plate had scaled off on the inside. The affected area – and the heads through-hulls were cut out and a new plate was welded in. It’s a lovely smooth finish and won’t stand out as an obvious replacement.

Here are outside and inside views:

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At the same time the hole in the deck were the chimney from the stove went through has been welded up as well as a whole series of small holes – mainly from things that have been bolted on – have also been filled.

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