Tugboat End Result


The Churchill is fixed! Erick, Andy, Kerry and Art put in a wrenching frenzy and got it all back together with the machining assistance of Bob Bailey in the Canal Corp’s Waterford machine shop.  Thanks to everyone involved in this process!  We’re leaving early tomorrow morning and hoping to make it to the top of the Waterford Flight before the flooding begins.  Wish us luck!

Erick Tichonuk and Andy Scott work on reassembling the driveshaft

Erick Tichonuk and Andy Scott work on reassembling the driveshaft (photo: Tom Larsen)

Kerry works the come-along to pull the driveshaft together as Andy and Erick seat the bolts

Kerry works the come-along to pull the driveshaft together as Andy and Erick seat the bolts (photo: Tom Larsen)

Art goes over the side to check on the prop and make sure it is seated properly

Art goes over the side to check on the prop and make sure it is seated properly (photo: Tom Larsen)

Due to technical issues, the video of Art Cohn summing up the event is unable to be posted at this time.  It will follow in another post soon!

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3 Responses to Tugboat End Result

  1. dick heilman says:

    What a team!
    The Great Republic is having some reversing problems at the moment.
    Can I expect a house call as effecient as this one?

  2. Sal Larsen says:

    Hey, I recognise that stuffing box! I’m sorry I missed all the action, though.
    If the sheared key serves the same function that a Woodruff key does on a lawnmower, then the Churchill is living up to her reputation as a stalwart boat. A repairable problem in a relatively safe place which forestalls a major mechanical meltdown is a good thing.
    Once again, the incredible support of people all along the canal is graphically demonstrated (maybe the “C.L.”, as in C.L.Churchill, should stand for “community love”), and the combined skills of the crew really shine.
    Nice work all around.

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