Monday, October 17, 2011

Dry Dock

Small dry dock, LivornoThis is the gate, practically a caisson, of the small dry dock, built alongside the “Canale dei Francesi” (Frenchmen's Canal). You can easily see the level of the water on the outer side and the dry part on the right.Superyacht Sunday, small dry dock, LivornoThe boats enters the dock when it is level with the water outside.Superyacht Sunday, small dry dock, LivornoAfter closing the gate, the water inside is pumped out, leaving the boat, properly supported, on the bottom of the dry dock.

See also: White Sea - Nero - I Dynasty, in Norway - Giorgio Armani's Yacht

14 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Thanks VP, I don't think I have ever seen this. Thanks for showing me.

Jack said...

It operates much like locks at a canal. Informative as always. VP.

Farmchick said...

I like the colors in the first shot. That is quite a boat!

Randy said...

Nice little boat someone has there. Nice shots VP.

Theanne and Baron said...

nice shots...great blue and yellow color in first and wow what a yacht

cieldequimper said...

What we call a 'forme de radoub' in French which always sounds extremely strange to me...

Cezar and Léia said...

That boat is so elegant.Thanks for showing the difference between the level of the water by the pictures and the boat, it's very interesting!
Léia

joo said...

Love this boat and the post is really interesting:)
Happy new week to you!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice boats!

Kaori said...

Thank you for showing us this whole process in your photos! Very cool :D

Arianna said...

Interessante reportage! Arianna

JM said...

Yes, it's really interesting. Nice post, VP.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Ando bastante ocupado y sin tiempo... Pero siempre un placer pasar por tu casa, y echar un ratito con tus cosas. Estupendas las cosas que nos dejas.

Saludos y un abrazo enorme.

Dina said...

So smart how that works.