HULL ASSEMBLY REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
Bevel groove using router, chisel, saw or disc
Bolt or tack weld, temporarily, back-up plate in
After welding is underway remove bolts if used.
Weld edges of back-up plate to opposite face of
Tears may be welded if the metal can be hammered back
into position so that the damage may be treated as a
crack. Normal crack repair procedure may then be
followed. The alternative is riveting.
Remove the section of hull plate to be replaced by
sawing a rectangular hole. Cut hole large enough
to remove all damaged metal.