Features October 2018 Issue

DIY Materials Testing

Even if you hire a pro, itís good to know what youíre looking for.

While many potential failures are easy to spot, some flaws are hidden under paint or within the structure, or are so small that a routine visual inspection wonít pick them up. Standing rigging, hulls, decks and hardware fittings are the most common places where hidden structural weaknesses can lead to big repair bills, or even loss of life.

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