Figure 13-52.--New inserts or patches crossing existing butt welds.
location of access holes that may have been included in
Do not cut holes in the sheer stringer, keel, or
the ship's original construction. If the ship's plans
bilge strakes unless necessary.
include access areas for the removal of equipment, use
these areas for your cut. If no access location is shown,
Avoid cuts that will require rewelding closer
use the following guidelines in determining a suitable
area for a cut:
than 6 inches from a riveted joint.