Monday, 8 March 2010


I've been sent a lot of photos of something that looks like the surface of the moon...
More here of Chertsey having its nether regions cleaned up for closer inspection.

NB - That hole didn't appear spontaneously, in case you were wopndering... It's one of many drilled to assess the plate thickness, which, you can see in the photos, varies between two and five and a half millimetres.


  1. Is that the bottom, or the sides. Does look a bit worse for ware.

  2. Correction, that's the worst bit of the bottom, adjacent to the new 12mm plate, part of a 4' section that's going to be overplated.

  3. Well, I think it's fair to say you won't be wasting your money in having the work done!!
    I'm waiting to see how the water is stopped from penetrating between the original and the overplate.
    I'll wait, please just take that as a hint for when the time comes :-)

  4. Well, I think I understand, but it might be best to wait and see the pictures!

  5. Plug weld and Waxoil?