Retired Naval Architect
Join Date: May 2012
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Re: 6 Americans, 1 Brit vanish at sea
Well then would you and others like to re-visit my Post 48 where I said: "If they were hard pressed on the hull maintenance how can we be sure the engine was the brand new one shown in packing, ...
I feel on reason to doubt that the old engine seen was the one being removed for reasons stated earlier.
The wood structure visible in the engine photos is perhaps the best looking I've ever seen in a vessel of that age. However, we are seeing .05% of the hull. If they had reasons to completely glass the hull, it indicates a strong possibility of problems beyond their budget to address properly.
More significantly, the fiberglass could well hide the early warning of structural failure by preventing leaking from working. For other reasons I haven't got time to go into now, the fiberglass would increased the chances of sudden failure.