A tired old lady was reborn today!
After a huge weekend from my team at Evolution Commercial, the newly evolved and recreated Harrietta went back to where she belongs…to the water….to do what she does so well, which is to be a very versatile shallow draft tug!
At 25 years old, and after being seriously let go through shere hard work with no time for refits, the Harrietta was a borderline case to either end up on the scrap heap, or to be resurrected. Her shallow draft versatility and excellent manoeuvrability saved her from the scrap heap and she has responded well to all the TLC she has received.
Interesting as well…after I did the time lapse on the Harrietta coming out on the old truck, with the faded red paint job, the owner of the truck gave the truck a birthday with a new paint job as well. The 2 old girls looked great sliding down the hill yesterday in all their glory, just like they used to do in their hay day!
We are working on a project at the moment which could end up with the opposite result for another aging but not so unique tug, whereby this time we will be scrapping her. For sure this unit has passed the use by date and will be put to rest. Stay tuned for more info on both the Harrietta as we go through the sea trial process and also on the final story on the other tug!