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Old 16th August 2019, 15:06
Tony Drury Tony Drury is offline  
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Challenging questions! from my memory (and that is not all that reliable) and from articles in 'The Bank Line' regarding the building of hull 907 (Troutbank);

1. Hatches on the main deck will be direct pull throughout by the Velle derricks. I seem to think we used to hand jack near the wheel and turned them and then dropped the cover onto the coaming. (The days of turning the wheels with a bar, then removing a pin to turn the wheels up before dropping the lids were receding - the covers where becoming too heavy)

2.Tween deck hatches are partly wire operated MacGreggor hatches and partly slab hatches (1, 2 and 5). Seem to think that the wire pulled hatches were also direct hooked to the Velles? Do not remember them having wires being lead to a winch?
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