It will come as no surprise that we were back on pin removal, although the scenery was a bit different now that we had moved to the front of the vessel. On a par with other days, two pins were removed and the third was started. Some time was spent erecting a platform now that there is no space to work on the boat due to the cab structure.
An interesting morphing of communication occurred through the noise of the drilling when a comment uttered from nearby of "moving up and down" (referring to the hydraulic feet that were being exercised) was interpreted as "looks like a clown"! No offence received after clarification.
At the stern, some time was spent getting the rudder to move. The actual problem laid in a packing gland just inside the boat which had seized solid. This will receive more attention next time.
Once the rain cleared, it was quite a productive, mild and pleasant day aboard the dredger.