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NFCC Monthly Meeting

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This month's speaker:

Dylan Bailey of Dylan Bailey Yacht Services will be speaking to the club on “New and old technologies in marine surveying”. Dylan’s talk will include uses for thermal imaging and how it complements other inspection techniques and why it is important that we survey our boats.

The new advancements in thermal imaging can not only be used when buying and selling your boat, it can also help in finding problems in existing boats before they become critical. It can also be used by lighter cored boats such as racers to assure hull integrity and to help keep unneeded weight out of the boat. It is also useful in finding problems in electrical and mechanical systems before they become costly. Dylan’s topic is one that should appeal to both power and sail boaters alike.

A little about Dylan

Many of you may already know Dylan. He is a native of Jacksonville Florida and has 28 years in the boating industry. He started at an early age working with his father, metal boat builder Howdy Bailey - owner of Marine Metals in Norfolk Va. Howdy made sure that Dylan learned every aspect of boat building. He has worked with many custom boat builders on the Chesapeake, as well as many of the modern yacht designers Through hands on experience Dylan is familiar with the details of a variety of building materials such as wood: cold-molded, ply, carvel plank and fiberglass: cored and solid building methods. Dylan is also familiar with the installation of systems both electrical, mechanical as well as paint systems for all materials. Dylan has worked on the construction, maintenance, and surveying of power, sail, pleasure, and commercial boats.

Dylan currently owns a schooner rigged Dix 47’ steel sailboat that was originally built by his father’s company Marine Metals. Until last year Dylan, his wife Kris, and his very large Doberman all lived on his sailboat. If you have several hours of free time just ask Dylan – so how many sails does a schooner fly and what do they all do?

Social hour begins at 6:00pm, club meeting will kick off promptly at 7:30pm.

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