Sunday, 21 February 2010

Half Shut

The 10mm baseplate has been cut and positioned between the levelled sections of Caxton and Barry has started to spot weld the base in place to hold it in position.
A bit more cutting with an OA torch.
The side of the new baseplate is marked up to show where the new side section will be welded.
More spray form removal above.  Yoa are looking at the stainless steel water tank that sits below the original well deck.
The side is tacked in place and Joe is standing on what will be the hold below the new deck.

The second side awaiting its fate.
Here Barry is preparing to fit a new bulkhead that will seal off the cabin from the hold/welldeck alla Titanic - should say that with all this ice about should I?


Pip - nb Windsong said...

Looking better already, re-attached to her 'body'! May pop over to Braunston to catch up with you next week, will ring first.
Pip xx

Captain Ahab said...

Serious stuff. Its amazing how a quickly a project like this goes when it is started.

bob said...

Will those welds in the bottom plate be from one side only, or will Dave/Barry hoist up Caxton and weld from underneath too?

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Pip
I would be lovely to see you!

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Andy
I think the fabrication will be complete by Wednesday pm/ Thursday am..

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Bob
Re the weld - a V shape is made between the two plates and then it is welded from the bottom of the V filling gap between the two plates and creating a completely closed weld.