Bluenose II un­der­go­ing re­pairs – again

Schooner needs re­place­ment bear­ing

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

The Bluenose II is once again un­der­go­ing re­pairs af­ter a bear­ing in its steer­ing pump broke.

Wil­son Fitt, the pro­ject man­ager for the Bluenose II, said the prob­lem with the bear­ing was de­tected while the ves­sel was sail­ing this week and a check on the sys­tem was made when the schooner re­turned to har­bour.

He says a re­place­ment bear­ing was sent to Nova Sco­tia from Van­cou­ver on Wed­nes­day evening and he ex­pects re­pairs will be com­plete by Fri­day evening.

The pro­ject man­ager said if all goes as ex­pected, the ves­sel will be back in ser­vice by the week­end.

Fitt said that tech­ni­cians also have to flush out parts of the hy­draulic sys­tem to en­sure small pieces of bro­ken bear­ing don’t cause fur­ther dam­age in the fu­ture.

The schooner re­cently made its re­turn as Nova Sco­tia’s sail­ing am­bas­sador af­ter a restora­tion fraught with prob­lems, in­clud­ing is­sues with the orig­i­nal steer­ing sys­tem.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Bluenose II un­der­go­ing re­pairs - again - to re­place a bear­ing.

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