Figure 4-4.--A 36-foot Mk 11 LCPL.
Figure 4-5.--LCVPs hitting the beach.
Almost all of the operational Navy small craft are
now built of glass-reinforced plastic. The wooden
boats that you may have occasion to repair will be odd
types, kept for recreational or historic purposes. The
information in this section will help you make
Figure 4-6.--Looking forward on a boat with the towing post
temporary repairs to these wooden boats. They may
then be operated until permanent repairs can be
performed by technicians assigned to ships or shore
other forms of damage are the result of fire or physical
commands with the necessary facilities and skilled
forces such as collision, grounding, broaching, or other
evidences of poor seamanship.
There are three causes of damage to wooden boats.
There is little a Hull Maintenance Technician can
The most difficult damage to repair is caused by rot. The
do to prevent physical damage to a boat.