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    ‘Clipper’:
    I don’t think it’s an investment – rather necessary maintenance to get her back on route again…
    Thanks for your detailed description of heeling vs rolling – I’ve reconsidered the event and re-read all threads on NX/LO discovering comments by ‘asimut’ on the strong current in the Tromsø sound. During my trip there were many turns of similar degrees without the same “rolling”, thus I conclude that the current pushed her opposite the heeling of the turn.

    BTW - these ships were built for more extensive and regular maintenance, unlike today's monsters. The 'olde HR (comprised of several shipowners) used to have one more ship than required, in order to keep up good maintenance. That's why NX/LO suffer and are worn down before put in the yard...

    ‘talfh’:
    Thanks ever so much for keeping us informed! And thanks for the wonderful pictures!!! To me the rudder looks like the wing of an old Piper Cherokee 140 (which may be like 1,5 x 4,5 m – although I don’t have an available specimen to measure right now). What are the actual measurements of the rudder? Sooo you’re back on NX – will you be on her first trip after leaving the yard?
    Last edited by HARALD JARL; October 13th, 2009, 23:53.

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      Originally posted by Meteor View Post
      There is a photo of Nordstjernen in the drydock on this link:
      http://www.westcon.no/modules/module...C=30&I=429&D=2
      Thought I should share this before it disappears:

      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        On Hurtigruten website Nordstjernen is scheduled to stay in dry dock until end of october. "Out of route until 01.11.2009"
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Oh Talf, thank you so very much for these amazing photos.
            That first one has to be the ultimate “pakarang view” of all time!!!!!!!!

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              I like to see all the little battle scars around the bow. The largest dents seem to be made by the anchors but I guess that's pretty normal. I wonder how she got that dink right on the nose below her star? It's way too high for a jetty. Another ship maybe?

              Other questions - in dry dock, how does she not fall over? And how do they see her down onto the support stacks before raising the dock - divers?

              I don't expect answers by the way, it's just nice to speculate.

              Clipper
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              Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
              Deck plan geek.
              The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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                Originally posted by talfh View Post


                I wonder if some of the workers ever want to get a paint pen out and write "so-and-so was here " below the water line??????

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                  WAOW.... Thank you VERY MUCH for those two amazing shots of Nordstjernen out of the water...

                  Stunning photographs and probably among the coolest images I have seen of the ship in a very long time!
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    Asbest stopper hurtigruta


                    http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.6829663
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                      Not surprising at all, the engine room containing an unknown amount of asbestos.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                        Asbestos is an instant killer by the look of the panic stricken reaction here. I'm surprised that any of us who sailed on ships in the 1960s-1980s survived at all. Asbestos plates were very popular to use in the accommodations, not only as insulation in the Engine Room.

                        Safety rules are fine if applied with common sense, which isn't all that common by the way.

                        If I haven't said it before, I repeat it now; It is dangerous to live!! Have you heard of anybody getting out of this alive???

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                          Derar Mr Alfheim........

                          Take care of your own health in that dangerous dry-dock

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                            Jeez h kraist, 'talf', those pictures almost gave me a heart attack!!!
                            Her bow looks totally awesome from that low angle. Beautiful lines...

                            Re asbestos, it does no damage if left alone. Removing it requires protective gear.

                            Guess who will be onboard as soon as she leaves the yard...
                            I do hope it coincides with hefty weather, at least strong gale or more!

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                              Thank you, it was a wonderfull moment to stand in front of the "star".
                              Its not dagerous to be down in the dry-dock, we always use helmet and other personal safety equiptment

                              Asbestos is the reason that she still is at Westcon in ølensvåg, and she has arival from Bergen 1th November if they are finished.... I think it`s a little bit optimistic

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