Thursday, April 01, 2010

Old bitts

Old bittsHere we get rid of the old pair of bitts from the centre of the upper deck.

The new ones are better, plus having one pair on either side makes far more sense to me anyway.

For those who are interested, like the old ones you can see in the picture, the new bitts are not welded directly onto the deck, but rather onto a solid plate, which is then, in turn, welded onto the deck. This gives the whole structure much more strength.

You can see the new windlass sitting crosswise on the deck there. Of course all the old mountings and stuff you see below the windlass also have to go.

Oh yes, and more rust busting of course.

6 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are having fun with all the new stuff Tim

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  2. Hi Tim, we too have one set of central bitts. We thought they were positioned there due to the barge being towed in the past.

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  3. Anonymous3:41 AM

    Hope you new bitts are not naughty

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  4. Hi Andrew - it's all go here.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  5. Hi Fran

    The one advantage is they are somewhat out of the way of the edges of the deck.

    Regards

    Tim

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  6. Hi anonymous

    The new bitts are very clean bitts.

    Tim

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