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Annie2020 28-11-2020 08:40

Telltale signs
Hello. We know our 40yr old ferro boat has water in her hull, seen the signs, but not sure how much to worry about thin cracks at the surface? Do they come from within ? If not, why would they start on the outside? Surely the pressure starts inside?

Allied39 28-11-2020 09:15

Re: Telltale signs
I would advise getting /locating / finding knowledgeable (expert) sources on ferro cement vessels.

Not likely, but possible, that the information you seek will be located here. I do however think you will get more in the way opinion and conjecture.

The only thing I will add to that is take it seriously, unlike other materials I suspect ( take note, I suspect, not super sure) that when critical failure occurs (if it does, once again I cannot say it will) that it will occur quickly and may be catastrophic.

Wishing you the very best of luck.

Steve Bean 28-11-2020 12:34

Re: Telltale signs
Try to get a copy of Colin Brookes' 2008 book: "Ferro-cement Boats." The definitive manual for owners. You can find it at

GordMay 30-11-2020 03:19

Re: Telltale signs
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Annie.

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