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SD RAASAY, Troon

Post by time out images » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:36 pm

sd raasay troon drydock yesterday afternoon
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Re: SD RAASAY, Troon

Post by mcmahos » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:38 pm

nice and unusual catch, Thomas.
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Re: SD RAASAY, Troon

Post by iain crosbie » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:16 pm

What kind of shoreside facilities do they have now at Troon, or is the dock perhaps only used for antifouling?

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Re: SD RAASAY, Troon

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:09 pm

Stupid question here but who runs this dock? I know Garvel were sniffing around it a while ago - is it them?

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Re: SD RAASAY, Troon

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:25 pm

Yes - a Garvel-managed business now. They bring labour and equipment in by road and they appear to be able to offer refit and overhaul capabilities together with hull/drydock classes of work. Not aware of any shoreside facilities any longer, I think everything was done away with when the last Yard operator's (English Midlands Cathelco Group) pulled out.

For example, for pumping out the drydock it is now the practice to use portable submersible pumps. (Presumably the old installed pumping equipment and their motors were removed and disposed of for scrap)
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