Nothing properly welded together ever breaks nor leaks .
Arrrr, and there is the issue. How do you know if it was properly welded together. How do you know if it was properly prepared before painting. Not pickign on steel, I am suggesting the same "how do you know" with any boat. You just simply can not make such a broad painted statement like that. I know of two steel boats. One built by a Diesel Mechanic
and I would never step foot on her she was welded so bad. Infact, I could see through the weld in places. He solved
the problem by fairing every weld with filler. I lost
track of that boat about 20yrs ago. I can only imagine the headaches the new Owner found.
The other built by an engineer
leaked along welds. So What was the hull