can I x-ray the bottom of my wooden boat coated with epoxy, etc.?
Amazing site, full of new things to worry about!
Thanks, really, as you have explained so much so easily.
I have inherited a wooden boat built by my husband to a basic Colin Archer design.
I was ill too so she has sat untended on the hard...
Rain got in and I am unsure how far it penetrated...
I have lifted out ballast (slag ingots sitting on - er - bituminous heavy liner) from a couple of cabin floor/hull sections (am no spring chicken so phew!) and wood seems firm but as the dirt/sandy substance surrounding what seems to be the top of the keel is definitely quite moist I am worried...
I do not have the tech drawings so am not sure if that is the top of the keel or something else just above it.
I am trying to figure out how to measure the boat internally and externally to try to understand her construction but really would like to scan/x-ray her - for peace of mind as much as anything!
I note you refer to x-rays but is it really possible to get someone to come along and scan a hull?
Do hope you will reply as I see this is meant for comments...
Yours, worried wooden boaty woman!
my email: seawindlass(at)yahoo.co.uk