Finally, as part of the major overhaul underway on Bramble in Mobile, Alabama, work is being done on the Cranes & Mooring Gear:

  • Replace wires on main hoist and fast line
  • Replace wire on swing
  • Cut back wires on Tuggers
  • Replace FRC cable
  • Replace Bow Mooring cable
  • Remove the anchor chain, clean and repaint
  • Change out all Mooring Lines and install chafing gear

When all of the work is complete, we expect to leave for the Caribbean in early June. Once we feel the vessel is expedition ready, we’ll be heading for the tropical paradises of Belize, Roatan, and Utilla, then onwards to the Panama Canal. Stay tuned for updates!

One Comment

  1. Howard Griffore

    I was a Seaman First/ Boatswain striker on the Cactus / out of Boston when Bramble etc. were making history . Made many trips through the Cape Cod canal working their buoys as well as ours . I’m retired now and live across the road from Pt. Aux Barque Light . [automated] Fondly watched Bramble come and go , in and out of Saginaw Bay , spring a Fall ,doing her job. The Cactus was the first 180 built . An “A” model . There were three classes . Bramble was a “C” model . OK , enough , Fair Winds and keep the coffee pot on line .

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