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  • #76
    Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
    I think 'prairie masker' is the name of bubble effect being talked about to deflect sonar ping.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie-Masker
    Cheers Murph
    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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    • #77
      Originally posted by yooklid View Post
      I wouldn't.


      The Bear and the Dragon reviewed by Brian Hook

      Russia's also in it, but only to serve as the "good foreigners" that get attacked, giving the USA moral justification to kill ****ing everyone and his brother.

      Here's the loose plot summary.

      By the way, don't think about how the Chinese expected to get away with this. We're in the Clancyverse now, the laws of reason operate differently here......
      I wouldn't either, having read the preview.

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      • #78
        What are the dimensions of the drydock in Dublin Port? Cork Dockyards dimensions are mentioned earlier. I think H&W had a large floating dock, rather than a drydock....Not sure if they are still operating in ship repair though.


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
          What are the dimensions of the drydock in Dublin Port? Cork Dockyards dimensions are mentioned earlier. I think H&W had a large floating dock, rather than a drydock....Not sure if they are still operating in ship repair though.
          Harland & Wolfe, are not in the ship building business any more. However if you have a look at Google Earth, there are four dry docks visable. The famous landmark H&W yellow crane, which is listed, can be clearly seen when you zoom in.
          This dock, with the crane is approx 80m x 500m , while the dock at the top of picture is 50m x 300m. Measurements were taken useing the Google measuring tool on the top bar of the Google Earth page. There is a ship in refit in the lefthand dock, someone might know if its a permanent exibit or not.
          Its a great site and well worth a visit!.

          Google pic attached.
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          • #80
            Link to Google Maps view of Dublin Port
            http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=5...&t=k&z=16&om=1

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            • #81
              Hi all
              I see from todays Times that the "Cill Airne" has been permanently transferred to Dublin to become a floating cafe. What a shame.It should have been kept in Cork.
              regards
              GttC

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              • #82
                Its being fitted out in Cork Dockyard at the moment. Nobody in cork was willing to shell out.


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                  Its being fitted out in Cork Dockyard at the moment. Nobody in cork was willing to shell out.
                  Yes that's the bottom line Goldie, no one in Cork willing to fork out.
                  To be fair to the current developers, they have put a lot of money into the current venture, and the work has been carried out to a very high standard. They are aiming for a high end of the restaurant, bar and function venue market and will be located on the Liffey, in Dublin.

                  More power to them! The other option might have been the breakers yard.

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                  • #84
                    L.E. Aoife

                    Hi all

                    More pics of Aoife in drydock with all painting completed.
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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by A/TEL View Post
                      Hi all

                      More pics of Aoife in drydock with all painting completed.
                      do seamen have to paint the sides anymore from the dreaded pontoon in the basin

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by A/TEL View Post
                        Hi all

                        More pics of Aoife in drydock with all painting completed.
                        He he. They missed a bit
                        "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                        • #87
                          What about the Flat Bottom? Do they move the blocks or paint around them?


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                            What about the Flat Bottom? Do they move the blocks or paint around them?

                            The ship is sitting on the blocks so no, 99% of the hull can be painted so its enough.

                            The crew took advantage of drydock by painting the hull while she was in there, beats being down on the pontoon in the basin!!.

                            Was passing the dockyard today while it was flloding out, got some pics
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                            • #89
                              3 more pics
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                              • #90
                                I understand in the early days of the dockyard with an inexperienced workforce, a ship almost capsized in the drydock, when she slid off the blocks during refloat, and took on an extreme list. The tank situation was far from ideal for refloating, and it was only the impact against the railings around the dock that prevented a full capsize.

                                This is where the shoring timbers atainst the hull sides come in useful...


                                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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