FIELD TESTING OF PLASTIC MOORING BUOYS. PART III. CONDITION AFTER 1 AND 1-1/2 YEARS SERVICE.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The conditions of two experimental plastic mooring buoys are described after 1 year and after 1 12 years of service to the fleet in San Diego Bay. Both were performing very satisfactorily at these times. One buoy with a hand lay-up type of fiberglass-reinforced plastic outer shell showed no apparent deterioration the other with a spray-up type of fiberglass-reinforced plastic outer shell showed some superficial damage, especially on the top shoulder. The fouling on both buoys was similar in type and amount to that on steel buoys in the same area. Author
- Marine Engineering