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On 28/07/2019 at 20:32, TonyMWeaver said:

I've worked out the following but not accurate, shipyards are only a guess going on their last refits.

 

‘Cap Finistere’ Nov 3rd 2019 – Nov 26th 2019  (Santander)

*Etretat & Connemara will cover some dates*

 

‘Bretagne’ - Lay-Up or Refit - Nov 4th 2019 – Dec 28th 2019 (Gdansk)

*Pont-Aven to cover*

 

‘Barfleur’ Nov 24th 2020 - Jan 2nd 2020 (Santander)

*Connemara to cover*

 

‘Pont-Aven’ Jan 3rd 2020 – March 16th 2020 (Gdansk)

 

‘Mont St Michel’ Jan 6th 2020 – Feb 2nd 2020 (Gdansk or Santander)

*Armorique to cover*

Do you mean this list?  I looked before I posted and couldn’t find her in here.

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3 minutes ago, Gareth said:

Do you mean this list?  I looked before I posted and couldn’t find her in here.

This one, you responded to it.

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Ah yes.  Thanks - so I did.  A particularly astute observation! 🤣

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1 hour ago, TonyMWeaver said:

he arrived the day after Pont-Aven.

She hasn't  drydocked yet .

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I see Etretat is having quite a long refit, presumably she will emerge in the new colours? 

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22 minutes ago, TonyMWeaver said:

She is now.

Good , AIS  had her about half a kilometer inland this morning . 

 

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1 hour ago, TonyMWeaver said:

She is now.

She, unusually for Gdansk, went into the floating dock bow-first.

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I don’t know which was worse the paint job or the music.

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6 minutes ago, neilcvx said:

I don’t know which was worse the paint job or the music.

The mute button will do you wonders...

I note MSM keeps the blue design on her stern. Still wish they hasn't taken the Normandie's off

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1 hour ago, Jim said:

The mute button will do you wonders...

I note MSM keeps the blue design on her stern. Still wish they hasn't taken the Normandie's off

You can see she will suit the new livery more than most of the fleet especially when it’s done properly, I do wonder how Pont will look once they have duct taped the hole up.

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10 minutes ago, neilcvx said:

You can see she will suit the new livery more than most of the fleet especially when it’s done properly, I do wonder how Pont will look once they have duct taped the hole up.

Yes, I was wondering whether the cut-out panel is being kept somewhere ready to be welded back in, or whether a new panel will be fabricated.  Done properly I’m sure you won’t be able to tell she was cut open.  A good surgeon doesn’t leave a visible scar!

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I'm interested to watch how much of a new engine actually goes back in through the port side or if it's just a casing like is seen being removed..

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10 minutes ago, jonno said:

I'm interested to watch how much of a new engine actually goes back in through the port side or if it's just a casing like is seen being removed..

I expect it will be a complete reverse of what they just did.

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In other words, load the shell and assemble the engine in situ?

Presumably, the fact that the shell itself needs replacing means the original problem with the engine must have been in the casing.

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7 hours ago, jonno said:

I'm interested to watch how much of a new engine actually goes back in through the port side or if it's just a casing like is seen being removed..

Will they not have removed the rest of it , maybe that wasn’t photographed.

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3 hours ago, neilcvx said:

Will they not have removed the rest of it , maybe that wasn’t photographed.

I think the point of interest is that the engine was removed disassembled, and will the new one be installed the same way (to be assembled in situ), or will the fully assembled engine be loaded in?

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11 minutes ago, Gareth said:

I think the point of interest is that the engine was removed disassembled, and will the new one be installed the same way (to be assembled in situ), or will the fully assembled engine be loaded in?

Interesting stuff you would expect unless there’s a reason weight or size for example the engine would be fully built ,you know for reliability 😉

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I'm sure the manufacture of the engine would have some say in regards to the installation , warranty and such .

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Agree entirely with last post, the new engine would have undergone full bench testing to ensure performance parameters were achieved prior to it leaving the manufacturers. Ideally they would want it to be shipped as complete as possible ie with cylinder heads fitted but all depends on size of opening. In any case engine manufacture would be in attendance whilst the replacement takes place and subsequent initial testing insitu. 

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The old girl will have a spring in her step once complete. Chomping at the bit to get those Plymouth-Sandander's in under 18 hours again ;-)

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5 minutes ago, hf_uk said:

The old girl will have a spring in her step once complete. Chomping at the bit to get those Plymouth-Sandander's in under 18 hours again 😉

Unless one of the other engines packs up 😉

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Just now, neilcvx said:

Unless one of the other engines packs up 😉

Yeah, 1 a year for the next 4 years. That would be a joy eh!

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8 minutes ago, hf_uk said:

The old girl will have a spring in her step once complete. Chomping at the bit to get those Plymouth-Sandander's in under 18 hours again 😉

Once she’s back at Plymouth full-time, she’ll be able to get three of those in per week if BF pulls out of Cork!  And a nice little dash across to Roscoff (or St Malo! 😉) on the remaining day! 😀

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