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Old 07-27-2017, 04:56 AM   #22
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City: sydney
Country: australia
Vessel Name: Aquabelle
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Flushdeck
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Two Steps Fwd, One Aft: I'll cover off progress in a few separate posts. First, the shaft...

Per earlier posts, the shaft was found to be pitted/corroded over the section within & fwd of the stuffing box. I found a now-rare (at least in Sydney) spray welding outfit and took the 3.9m shaft to them and retrieved it 48 hours later. I am really impressed with the work they did, the care shown and the moderate price charged...and the yard engineer was impressed too. I'm happy to recommend Flame Coatings of Ingleburn: Thermal Spraying, Spray Coating, Welding, Arc Spraying | Flame Coatings, Sydney

A pre-treatment photo appears below, along with wide and detail views of the repaired shaft....which is now back at the slipway and ready to be re-installed when SB is ready to accept it.
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