Yesterday the marina where I keep my boat was involved hauling boats to safety
Irene. One cat about 65' in length was absolutely beautiful!!!! But then again, there are buts....
One of the slings on the travel lift
that hauled the boat crushed the hull
ripping a hole through the cat's side! The tear was huge, about 2 feet! But what really amazed me was the fiberglass
layers ( 2 layers) thickness was about 1/8" thick.... some others said it might be 3/16" thick. There was about 1" of plastic foam sandwiched between the 1/8-3/16" inner layer and outer layers of fiberglass
I am not a marine engineer
, is this the construction technique that one can expect for big bucks? I personally would never go out to sea in something so fragile.
OK, maybe the travel lift
should have used more slings. I have no clue. I also did not learn who manufactured the boat. To me, it was an example of no concern for safety
by the manufacturer. Happy it was not my money