Central Deckhouse and Mast

After removal of the old deckhouse, mastro-Pachos contemplates how much larger to make the new opening of the hold compared to the original opening. This will determine the dimensions of the new central deckhouse and how much of the deck will need to be cut away.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou participates in these contemplations.

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The old hatchway is removed.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou cutting the old hatchway with an electric saw.

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Part of the deck is cut away.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou cuts a section of the deck with an electric saw.

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A portion of the deck is removed as specified.

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The mast stands alone without the surrounding deck.

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Yiorgos Papastefanou carefully measures the precise dimensions before construction of the new deckhouse can begin.

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The mast stands alone without the surrounding deck.

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The opening created to accommodate the new deckhouse.

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A new hatchway under construction.

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The new hatchway is now complete.

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In the meantime, several maintenance tasks are performed in the interior of the hold.

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Several laths are put in place to help us decide how to arrange the interior space.

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Several laths are put in place to help us decide how to arrange the interior space.

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The new stainless steel fuel tank, ready for installation, arrives from the Delphinia machine shop where it was fabricated.

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All interior wood is burned to completely remove the layers of old paint.

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All interior wood is burned to completely remove the layers of old paint.

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After burning, the wood is painted with minium (lead tetroxide) primer. Note: this minium primer was not obtained commercially but was made by Thanasis Dritsoulas from Lavrio minium powder mixed with linseed oil and other ingredients.

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After burning, the wood is painted with minium (lead tetroxide) primer. Note: this minium primer was not obtained commercially but was made byThanasis Dritsoulas from Lavrio minium powder mixed with linseed oil and other ingredients.

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The new stainless steel fuel tank is installed.

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The old mast in its mast-step, just before removal.

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The crane prepares to remove the old mast.

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Nikiforos, the crane's owner, at his task.

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Nikiforos, the crane's owner, at his task.

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The mast is lifted off.

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The mast is suspended in the air.

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The mast-step right after removal of the mast.

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The old mast now rests on the quay.

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The now mastless “Faneromeni”.

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