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Author Topic: Benjamim Guimaraes - dilettantic attempt to lift the ship out of the water  (Read 640 times)

Offline Hankwilliams

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One of the last existing steam powered Sternwheelers, the Brazil "Benjamim Guimaraes" broke her hull, while lifting out of water in Novembre 2020. As you can see in the video, the inclination was much too steep for pulling the boat with two caterpillars. The hull with superstructure broke.
A later video shows the boat lying on earth - the broken part is not exactly visible. I don`t speak Spain - perhaps one vistitor is able to explain, what will  be the future of B. G.?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8SaCpEsJdQ

Thomas

Offline Spankbucket

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I am sure it could be translated as 'We've f..ked it' even without Spanish knowledge lol!!

Offline DamienG

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Sounds like the correct translation to me :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Offline Paddlemex

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What he says (que bonito, que lindo) is a very sarcastic "well done, good job (you #$%&)". I don't speak portugese, but spanish is similar enough to understand that part.
I found another video which shows that the ship just bent, but didn't break up completely. They finished pulling her ashore and restoration is underway..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8FAMdUcnU0

Lets see what they will do to avoid bending the hull again when pushing her back into the water.

Jurgen

Offline optima21

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opps, you have to wonder who was the first to say "I told you so" I dont think that was supposed to happen.

Offline Hankwilliams

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A broken hull isn`t a capital sentence for a inland waterway ship, there are many examples of repaired hulls even with Rhine sidewheelers after world war II. But the B. G. damage could be avoide with a little more sense. These sternwheeler were build very light and fragile.
Still the new video shows some progress in rebuilding and overhaul the ship in relative short time, so we can hope that she will navigate again.

Thomas

 

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