The machine in yesterday’s post is a “self propelled boat trailer” used for large boats, huge boats, where an ordinary trailer and winch will not suffice, in areas where there is no harbour, jetties, or a safe launching ramp .There is a lagoon at Castlepoint, but launching there and access to the sea depends on wind and tide.
Ormond Engineering is an Australasian based engineering business , with products that range from fishing,mining, and industrial to health care .
Sentences in italics courtesy of the internet.
Oren's engineering abilities has very few boundaries. We have been busy decommissioning a GE Innova system at a Catheter Lab in Wellington. These X-ray systems are used in cardiac and vascular procedures such as angioplasty etc. This system will be reconditioned and resold so we had to be very careful removing all the equipment and cabling
I wonder if this is where Hugh was, in 2012, after his heart attack and then in the cardiac unit at Wellington Hospital.He did say the surgeon talked away, explaining everything, at the same time he was looking at a huge screen where everything was outlined so clearly.
We are specialists in the manufacture and assembly of self driven boat trailers used for beach launching large vessels. Our first trailer is used to launch a 50 ft. vessel that is the largest jet powered boat in the Southern Hemisphere.
Photo taken with my Canon 550D
Length : 43 Foot / 13 Metres
Engines : Twin Volvo TAMD 74 EDC Diesel Engines
Propulsion : Twin 292 Hamilton Jet Units
Cruise Speed : 22 to 25 Knots
Top Speed: 33 to 36 Knots.
Hugh has a video of the boat being launched, and I did a fast frame of the retrieval.There was a lot of wind noise, and I can see I need a sound muffler for my camera before I do this again.
We have escaped the wind and rain that Cyclone Pam has brought to many northern and East Coast areas, and as Pam moves south, the Chatham Islands are in readiness, with warnings in place. I hope they are safe.
Updated, 5.45pm, Monday 16 March 2015
Cyclone Pam is still moving south east and is expected to maintain its intensity, or may even intensify slightly, reaching the Chatham Islands around midday Tuesday. A warning is now in place for severe gales, heavy rain and heavy swells for the Chatham Islands.
Quotation of the day, from Freidrich Schiller
“ Lose not yourself in a far off time,
seize the moment that is thine”
Greetings from Jean