A technical investigation can be carried out separately,
without forming part of a loss adjustment. Dextton has the
capacity to draw up a sound technical report on such matters
- fracture plane analysis
- corrosion inspection
- structural strength calculations
- stability and leakage calculations
- moisture measurements in wood and polyester
When the necessary equipment is not available, we work
together with renowned, independent research institutes.
Ultrasonic thickness measurements
We use our own equipment to perform (hull) thickness
measurements, principally on steel boats.
Based on these measurements, we draw up a report in which the
thicknesses and their locations around the hull are recorded
clearly and comprehensively. These measurements are important
when evaluating the acceptance risk of both stationary
houseboats and sailing (pleasure) boats.
Now that fibre-reinforced
plastics have become an indispensable part of yacht
construction, the associated problems can also no longer be
ignored. These problems constitute a very specialized field,
complete with their own terminology:
- osmosis / blistering
- glazing and calcification, to name but a few.
Dextton has the knowledge and
the necessary measurement equipment to establish the causes,
extent and necessary repairs of damage to polyester and epoxy
We are also familiar with such materials as ABS and PVC, of
which a considerable number of smaller boats are built.