Tender Update

This week, several coats of a high-tech epoxy-like paint (Ceramicoat) were applied to the interior of the water cistern, to prolong the life of the tank.  The exterior was also treated with a primer.  On Monday, the lid will be set in place, and then rivetting is planned for all day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Visitors on the behind the scenes tour may be able to observe some of the final 400 rivets as they are applied, depending on the schedule.  It will be loud in the neighborhood!
The new tender sporting a new coat of primer.

The new tender sporting a new coat of primer.

Interior of tender, with first coat of the "ceramicoat" lining applied.

Interior of tender, with first coat of the "ceramicoat" lining applied.

Damage to old tender, caused by years of corrosion.

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