The First Phase of “Faneromeni’s” Reconstruction…

“Faneromeni” on the docking blocks while being hauled out in the Halkites shipyard right after her purchase.

March 1987.

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The hull after burning.

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The hull after burning.

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The hull after burning.

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After removal of the old bridge. Present are Kosmas Mitakidis, Bill Nady, and Thanasis Dritsoulas.

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“Faneromeni’s” 105 cm diameter three-bladed propeller.

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“Faneromeni’s” 105 cm diameter three-bladed propeller. The Kelvin brand name is distinguishable.

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Minium/putty is applied to the “Faneromeni”.

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Detail of the application of putty.

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Minium/putty is applied to the “Faneromeni”.

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The application of Minium/putty at a more advanced stage.

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The application of Minium/putty at a more advanced stage.

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The fist application of Minium/putty is complete, the boat is painted blue, and a second putty application is in progress.

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The second application of putty continues.

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Stage by stage the painting continues.

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The painting is now complete.

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The painted boat is ready to be placed on the docking blocks.

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The painted boat is ready to be placed on the docking blocks.

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“Faneromeni” is on the docking blocks ready to be launched.

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“Faneromeni” is on the docking blocks ready to be launched.

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The boat is on the docking blocks and the mechanic, Mr. Antonis Mpekatoros, is on stand-by.

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Now everything is ready for launching.

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The zinc anodes are in their place, too.

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“Faneromeni” is finally afloat.

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