The Official Report for Week Ending July 24, 2011

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The Official Report for Week Ending July 24, 2011

Postby Gilbert » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:18 pm

Summary of shipboard & offsite work for the week ending July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 24

Torsk Crew on board: Chief Mike, Dave, Frank, Cathy, Larry S, Matt Sanchez and Chuck

Chief Mike went into the FERLL and with Earl’s help, tested the new flanges for the seawater cooling system. One of the flanges was perfect, the other needs a couple of holes drilled out some. Both fit well. The two for the FERUL also fit well. Several of the holes on these also need to be drilled out some. Overall, Gilbert did an excellent job fabricating them. We need a good welder to attach the 2” nipples to the two flanges for the FERLL, and we need some gaskets cut, then, we can flush the seawater cooling system. We are getting closer! After getting filthy in the FERLL, Mike went up to the Control Room to work on the 1MC. With the help of Cathy, Chuck, and a visiting submariner named Matt Sanchez, we got the upper power amp removed and hauled into Radio. That sucker weighed about 100 pounds! Next time Bill and Mike are aboard, they will begin checking and replacing components to get it restored. They will have to pull the lower power amp so we can scavenge parts from one amp to restore the other.
Dave and Ski relamped the boat. They also worked on troubleshooting the non-working Jack light, and the starboard running light.
Chuck removed and reinstalled the stroke control indicators for the bow and stern planes to correctly take maximum advantage of the pin and the position locking holes. It appears that drilling and tapping a hole in the end of the pin to accept a screw and large pattern washer will be sufficient to lock the stroke control handles in the position best suited to our restoration. He also helped Cathy reinstall a fuse holder in the IC switchboard.
Cathy and Frank did housekeeping.

Offsite during the Week:

Gil worked on the engine room flanges and on TVA admin duties

Onsite Volunteer Hours – 43
Offsite Volunteer Hours - 7
Total Week Hours – 50

2011 Year to Date Volunteer Hours – 3174

That’s it for the week.
Gil Bohannon
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Location: Not too far from Torsk

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