Rust vs. paint
Hm. I need to find data on how long a standard ship coating takes to degrade to rust. I just realized that of the ships I'm looking at, it's fairly easy to determine which are in use based on their coloration; brown is rust, and if the topside of a ship is showing lots of rust, then either a) it hasn't been painted yet (it's under construction) or b) it's laid up and nobody is maintaining it. Usually, b).
Posted by jbz at June 5, 2008 5:00 PM