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NOTE
After removal, shackles and joining links should be reassembled
as complete units, including pins. Shackle pins and tapered
l o c k i n g pins should be used only in their original parent
component.
5.2. INSPECTION PROCEDURES
5.2.1 PRELIMINARY INSPECTION. Before beginning the preliminary inspection, a 1-
foot-square section of the top and bottom and four l-foot-square sections (two
above and two below the water line) of the side hull plates should be cleaned to
bare metal. Visually inspect these four sections for pitting. In addition, perform a
visual inspection as follows:
Inspect the fenders and chafing strip fastenings for corrosion and wear.
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Check hull and deck plates for corrosion, cracks, pitting, and watertight
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integrity (see Figures 5-1 and 5-2).
Check the hawsepipe (if the buoy is so constructed) for rust, cracks,
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pitting, or other material abnormalities.
Inspect the upper and lower ends of the tension bar (if the buoy is so
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constructed) for wear, cracks, rust, or pitting.
If the buoy is a non-riser (telephone) type, check the padeyes for wear or
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cracks.
Check the overall condition of the paint, fiberglass, or polyurethane
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coating.
Check the interior of the buoy for rust or corrosion.
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