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Old 26-02-2014, 16:59   #46
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Yeh its realy annoying

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Old 26-02-2014, 19:36   #47
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Re: Alloy yachts

I have an aluminum hull boat, and its almost 50 years old. I have had it for 9 years with an isolation transformer. Never have had corrosion issues on the hull.
I had it autogauged and it came out great..
We found two corroded areas on the fuel tank. Apparently a PO left something corrosive sit in the bilge. Fixed with high quality epoxy.
Its a Burger and the workmanship is top quality.
There is an architect named Michael Kasten and he discusses the topic in some detail.
If i ever buy another boat it will be aluminium.

Looks like the lady worrying about a few boat units for welding repair is having that "bargain price" catching up to her. I feel bad for her, but all in all, if that is the only problem she has on the hull she is getting off easy.

To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
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