thank you for your answer.
Yes, you're right about copypasting the original text, I have though about it already but I don't know how to paste the pdf file correctly into the message window.
Anyway,about this question about 'gel wash' I thought I'd give some explanation in brackets in Russian about possible variants of what it might mean. And since it's a bid for a contract
, two outcomes are possible here: either that my customer gets this job or doesn't. In the second case, it won't matter then what was meant by 'gel wash', and iа they do get the contract
for making these boats, surely they will cooperate with the Indian customer, and then we'll get the chance to ask what is meant here.
I will ask some more questions, if anyone can answer them or make guesses, you're welcome
1) What is the difference between slinging and hoisting? I found the definitions of these words in dictionaries, and I looked at pictures in Google
but I don't see much difference except that in case of 'hoisting' there're mechanisms used and in case of 'slinging' just straps? Or am I wrong again?
The problem here is that in this document these two operations are regarded separately, and the context is as follows:
Slinging & Hoisting
Suitable lifting & Hoisting arrangement by means of lifting slings suitably positioned so as not to foul with any fitted equipment or wheelhouse shall be incorporated in the hull design.
Hoisting slings of tested strength shall be supplied with slinging arrangement positioned so as not to foul with any fitted equipment or Wheelhouse.
Lifting slings and spreaders shall be provided with necessary test certificates. The test load shall be twice the SWL without person and effects.
I also underlined the words that I don't really understand. Well, I do understand them actually but I don't see the difference between 'lifting slings' and 'hoisting slings', and I'm confused by the underlined phrase in the last sentence: what kind of effects they're talking about, and where this person mustn't be present? On board the boat? (SWL is the safe working load, I know that).
I'll write some more question later, I need to look through the document again (actually, I'm almost done with it except for some things like 'gel wash')