The Final Job before Re-floating MV Oktavia

With her new paint job complete and the hull in first class condition, we are close to having MV Oktavia back in the water!

Before the big move can start we obviously need to re-install the drive shafts and propellers.  Whilst the yard crew have be busy maintaining and re-finishing the hull for us, the drive train has been to the workshop for a full examination, deep clean, and balance.

Whilst not exactly a subtle process, the engineer uses his years of experience to fit the propellers – he knows when they are straight and correctly tightened to ensure that they’ll remain in position for the duration of the coming season and will not come off again until next years dry dock maintenance program begins once more.

Head to the next blog to watch our final video from this years dry dock as Oktavia makes her back journey in to the water!