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Refitting the Ship

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R/V Knorr at Atlantic Dry Dock, Jacksonville, Fla. March 2005.

A large portion of the fantail was removed to allow installation of a reinforced deck and foundations for future long core equipment.

The ?Superdeck Module? being fit.  The four large holes in a rectangular pattern [middle of the photo] are reinforced deck sockets where specially designed pins will be installed to secure the main ODIM winch.

This module, designed to close the Knorr?s existing aft ramp contains the foundation for the Long Core Stern Sheave.


The Stern module being fit.  To starboard, the skeleton and bracing for the Long Core handling Grapple can be seen.

 Stern module in place.  Note center area, outlined by weld seams where stern sheave will be fit.

Stern sheave cassette on deck as work proceeds on the foundation.  The Nylatron wheel, specially grooved for the Long Core fiber rope has a root diameter of 60 inches.

 Cutout for sheave cassette being removed.  This unit doubles as the plug that fills the slot when Long Core operations are not underway on Knorr.


Stern sheave being fit in Woods Hole.

A-Frame foundation plates, precisely separated and held fast by an I-beam jig are fit in Jacksonville.

Fashion plates being fit on the Grapple foundation.

 Stern Sheave in place and completed grapple foundation.


The outboard bulkhead of the starboard hanger was cut out to allow as long a core as possible [150?] to be safely rigged [inboard] on the Knorr.  Insert shows plugs that were fabricated to close in the slot during non-coring ops.




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