Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saltwater and Metal

It's a bad mix obviously.In the picture above you can clearly see what twenty plus years of saltwater will do to metal.The picture is of the cradle for the drums of the tow winch.The area can't normally be reached for maintenance,painting,chipping,etc.So in the shipyard the drums were pulled and the entire tow winch was disassembled.Which gave the crew a good chance to do some much needed maintenance.Obviously it was discovered after the grease was extracted from the area that some new metal was definitely needed.Also on the list of things for me to do in the shipyard was to inspect all fuel and water tanks.

Oh the joy of cramped spaces my favorite.One of the downfalls of being normal sized is getting picked to go below decks.As the picture shows the water tanks are in need of some serious recoating and cleaning.Much more work is going to be done in the next few weeks.I honestly can't wait to get home.Good thing that happens tomorrow.A trip to the mountains of Virginia is set in stone,leaving Thursday after I attend the American safety towing seminar in Portsmouth,Virginia.Yay?!So another tour of duty in the books,it was a long one.


{nUtTyPrOfFeSsOr} said...

That top pic loox like Tupac's rusty grill!

Swamp Thing said...