PROJECT – Flying Fish
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Vessel lifted and stood Ready to start on the DNV survey and repairs.
Vessel stood and ready to get into it.
Flying Fish DNV Deck protection down and ready to make a start.
Stabilizer anodes were completely gone so bonding was checked and new wires run.
Propellers to be removed, inspected and crack tested.
Props ready for inspection and crack testing.
Couplings about to be unbolted and removed for inspection and testing.
Blowers being removed for the survey to inspect surveyor.
Blowers and air box covers were removed so as pistons and liners could be inspected.
Genset head removed for inspection and gasket replacement.
Genset all back together and ready to go bsack into service.
Bilge manifold needed to be removed and repaired. Various leaks and seized taps.
Most of the manifold taps and fittings had to be replaced.
Years of marine growth build up in the main salt water manifold. Good thing it was to removed.
In the depths of the bilge cleaning out years of build up.
Butterfly valves for mains and Genset's to be replaced.
Manifold all fribreglassed and ready for the new taps.
Salt water manifold all repaired and internal anti-foul applied.
Salt water manifold back into vessel with new taps.
New butterfly valves for main engines and Gensets installed and handles all checked for clearances.
Steering rudders lowered and inspected.
Access to stabilizers was through bedroom floors.
Starboard stabilzer under the master cabin bed.
Crack testing the propeller blades and boss.
Crack testing the propeller shaft key way.
Measuring the links of anchor chain, another DNV requirement.
Engines almost back together after the thumbs up from surveyor.
Engine room all back together, floors down and everything back in its position.
All done and ready to go back in the water for the long sea trial back to Sydney.
Just about to hit the water. Many thanks to all the boys at Gold Coast City Marina for an intense 5 week program.
Engine back up and running on the trip home to Sydney.
Every thing in perfect condition on sea trial to full rpm and an impressive 17.6knts.
Sea trial to full load 2000rpm 17.6knts.
Leaving the Gold Coast for Sydney. Some 40 hours at 9-10 knts.
Back from the Gold Coast and alongside in Sydney.