Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Starting again from scratch (almost!)

Here you can see the most obvious of the holes, in the diesel tank, that were behind the weedhatch, there were several smaller holes too.

The diesel tank drain was an upside down length of channel with a tap welded into the end, I decided to cut this out too, as we now have the inspection hatch, we can easily clean out the tank, and there is now a centrifugal filter to catch anything else.
The three old tank panels have been completely removed new panels welded into place ;o) One of the old panels is lying on the 'moon pool'

The new weedhatch sides welded in.

The first three flanges were welded on before it got a bit late to be working, the fourth will be added tomorrow.