can I x-ray the bottom of my wooden boat coated with epoxy, etc.?
Hi DIYWB 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
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