Persistent rain , sometimes lashing down, made for another very steamy day at WD. It was noted that the act of printing a document resulted in the paper steaming as it emerged from the printer!
Out in the yard, a team continued with the service trench to the new welfare caravan. Quite a messy operation.
It was a very wet and dirty day but when finished you cannot see the joint
Work continued on Patricia. Finally, the last pin was removed from the leg mechanisms. All the steel work can now be prepared for painting. The seals in the hydraulic cylinders will need replacing. With seized pins, the lateral stresses have destroyed the existing ones. We'll get a quote for this job shortly.
Once the rain ceased, a tarpaulin was erected over the front of the craft. We reckon that there is sludge in the front bilge, tea in the second, under the accommodation cabin, antifreeze in the engine bilge and mostly water in the rear bilge. The main ambition is to get the bilges dry ready for cleaning and a repaint.