Well, here we are at the end of another Tenacious maintenance. All of the maintainers have now gone home and the voyage crew for TNS 244 have joined, (apart from two whose flights have been delayed).
We didn’t have many maintainers, but those that were here certainly worked hard, although it is “Carnaval” in Las Palmas at the moment- only for a whole month- so there was plenty of entertainment on offer in the evenings for them all.
Those that were on in Poole in the late summer may remember that the starboard rubbing strake certainly earned it’s keep, and consequently needed some repair work, so we dangled a BM over the side, ( with a watcher, just in case he fell off his perch) and got that dealt with. At the same time some of the group were busy finishing off the sides of the deck lifts, which needed new wood and mesh fitting, while up on the bridge some serious sanding and varnishing was being done. Those that were not involved with all of that started off by doing a major reorganisation and cleaning of the bosun’s store.
All of the mooring lines were taken ashore for inspection, and a major overhaul took place, during which tie some of the maintainers who had never seen a splice before became very proficient (and quite sunburnt too).
The bosuns department was really quite busy all week, as they fitted a new back stay on the main mast – there was a slight delay in proceedings while the pin went ashore for machining, so they did lots of greasing and oiling – never waste time on maintenance!
The engineering department in the meantime were busy sorting out some of the air conditioning, and fixing the lift in the forward deck house – it did seem every time I walked past the lift, the doors were opening and closing – rather spooky at times- but it does seem to be working at the moment.
Looking at this, we did get a lot done and with the grand total of 11 maintainers, so well done and a big thank you to them all.