|20th Jan. 2022. Tow Cariad from S/B anchorage to PSS jetty.
|Offload internal and external cargo including spars on deck.
|Remove deckhouse, engine room box, Genset, 8LXB Gardner engine.
|Remove mainmast, booms, gaffs and mizzen stump using crane.
|Mast and spars survey carried out by original mast builder.
|Remove bowsprit leaving rotten stump for removal later.
|We rented space from PSS to set up mast building facility.
|Sourced and contracted the original mast builder to take over the mast projects. Good news. Sourced old growth, clear grain Douglas Fir in BC Canada.
|Removed a total of 15 tons weight from Cariad. (See details below)
|Our engineers immediately worked to evaluate Gardner engine which had been submerged in seawater three times. On 4th Feb. we carried out a first raw start without changing anything – just basic clean up, flushing with diesel and changed lubricants. The Gardner fired up first time. Great news and a large saving towards project costs.
|The electrician who originally did the electrical installation visited Cariad to evaluate scope of electrical and electronic work. (See details below)