Archive for August 2013

I-phone Friday   15 comments

Here are a couple of shots taken while I was working in Portsmouth, Taken with my I-phone and processed with Instagram, if you would like to follow me on Instagram, You can find me at, funny enough ‘rigmover’

Ok enough of the sarcasm here they are.




This of the cobble stone road and curb was taken outside a pub, and yes it was taken by mistake, before I cropped it you could see my foot.

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This was coming into harbour, I hope it works.



Have a great weekend.

OE Magazine   26 comments

I posted a photo on here back in January this year, It was spotted by Nina Rach, the Editor of Offshore Engineer and after an exchange of emails I was asked if it could be used on the front cover of the August edition of said magazine, of course I jumped at the chance, it’s a fantastic magazine both in hard copy and digital format and it’s free. Click Here to go straight to the digital copy.

And here it is.

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The inside with a bit of write up about the photo.

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Bruges   22 comments

I’ll start today with some very sad news, Another Super Puma Helicopter ditched in the North Sea on Friday with 18 people onboard, 4 people were killed, the rest were rescued, my thoughts go out to all those involved, I was on a Super Puma myself last Monday, and I did not enjoy it one minute. There is a Face Book page Here which speaks for itself, if you have time please check it out and if you agree please like it.

Anyway, here are a few shots from Bruges taken at a happier time.

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Posted August 27, 2013 by rigmover in Brugge

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Portsmouth   12 comments

Yeah I know, I’m slacking again, I’ve just been so busy, first it was Hank, now he’s done (but broken) I’ve started on the driveway of our house, I promised the wife once Hank was done the drive out front and the patio and summer house out back will be done, so I start these things and then get called away, while I was away this time my wife filled a complete skip with dirt, that is some going, about 4 to 5 tons of the stuff.

Of course I appreciate all this hard work my wife has done but its not all plain sailing for me out there you know, high winds, freezing temperatures, danger around every corner, like just the other day we had to negotiate our way through this lot.




Here is a few of Portsmouth, I never knew it was so nice. The view as we sail into harbour.




This is Spinnaker Tower is a 170-metre (560 ft) landmark tower in Portsmouth. It is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour, which was supported by a National Lottery grant. Its shape was chosen by Portsmouth residents from a selection. The tower was opened on 18 October 2005. If you would like to know more about Portsmouth click Here


Posted August 22, 2013 by rigmover in Portsmouth

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Hank. Pt.3   33 comments

We are on the final straight now, I decided to change the wheels to some more updated ones which are 5 stud, so rather than just get some 4 stud to 5 stud adaptors, I thought I would get completely new disc and drum brakes for Hank.

Here they are after my OCD with the paint can.



Now before I show you Hank almost finished and then complete, here’s a reminder of how he looked the day he arrived home.




And now, this is before the new wheels were added, straight out of the paint shop.



Check out those curves.




With the new wheels.



Thanks to Perry and his team for a stunning paint job, Thanks also to James my mechanic who went above and beyond the call to get my car finished in time for Carfest, Andy for the tyres, and all the guys at Coolair for all the parts.


Now the bad news.

Hank was finished a couple of weeks ago so I had a lot of fun driving him, then the wheels were added and he looked so cool, I was so happy I took him for a nice long drive, I stopped at Bluewater our local shopping centre and met my wife and our boys for lunch, then on the way home driving up the motorway Hanks engine gave up, and I don’t mean in a small way, he dropped a valve or something, but as I was doing about 70mph at the time the engine didn’t have a chance, so I have to apologise for letting everyone down that worked so hard on Hank, he will be back, but I have now started other jobs like my driveway and patio and summer house, so maybe next summer, it was fun while it lasted.

Posted August 5, 2013 by rigmover in Hank

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Hank Pt.2   11 comments

While Perry my painter was busy sanding, sanding and doing a bit more sanding, I was still cleaning and painting parts, like these headlight mounts.


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And after.

First rubbed down to bare metal, etch primed, primed and then a few final coats of stone chip black, I also replaced all the screws with stainless steel.

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In fact every screw, washer, nut and bolt I could get off I replaced with stainless steel.

Even things like these drop spindles, these lower the front of the car by about 2″, know one will ever see these once on the car, unless it drives over you, but it had to be done.

After painstakingly masking up, these went through the same painting process as before.



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Meanwhile Perry was hard at it. Boot, bonnet, doors and some copper pipe! All getting some primer.



Hank himself was starting to look pretty good too.




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