was a long day onboard, starting at 9:30 in the morning and ending at 6:00.
I'm happy to report that I've finally completed my quest to polish all the
portholes on the ship. For the record I cleaned, polished and lacquered 99
portholes from the main deck up to O4. There are still 4 more up
on O8 which need to be done, but since they are in an area inaccessible
to visitors, they can wait a little while, but not too long. Today
focused on a new task, cleaning and polishing the four periscopes on top
of Turrets #1 and #2 (two on top of each turret). The Brass Team
has spent a lot of time recently cleaning and polishing the five periscopes on top
of the Conning Tower on O5, and I decided those on top of the turrets
deserved the same treatment. The first part involves stripping off
of paint from the brass housings, next they get polished and finally
they get a coat of wax on top to provide a protective coat against the
elements. It's a slow process, but one
that should be completed in my next few days onboard.
fellas, look at this, photos up the same day they were taken, how about
that! Unfortunately the first photo of the feisty docents on the
pier didn't come out too well, too bright. Sorry guys, but at
least I kept my word and posted these here today. I'll get a
better photo of the Saturday morning gang the next time I'm onboard,
which should be October 9th.