Overhaul Work in Progress

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Alvin's starboard manipulator attached to a bench for replumbing and testing. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A mockup of the sub's internal "bird cage" support structure is used to fit instruments and measure wire lengths. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
A technician uses liquid penetrant to check the personnel sphere weldments. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Junction boxes and the electrical control center are checked for damaged wiring components. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Looking like "Body Snatcher" pods, variable ballast spheres await reinstallation following inspection. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Matt Heintz and Pat Hickey plan the variable ballast plumbing installation. Some of the syntactic foam packs are already installed in the afterbody section of the submersible. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Newly refurbished foam sections are installed in the afterbody. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Preparing for forebody installation. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Lowering the sponson/forebody foam into place over the sphere. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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