They want to place me on a ATB doing the run from LA to San Francisco, 35 on, 35 off. I went on line and saw that the ATB fleet is all very new, less then a year old. May do it if the day rate is good just to get off the dredge I am working on. She has been run hard and has not seen the dry dock to many times. At times I feel like I am working in a shipyard. The last two trips we spent 12 days and 11 days at a dock doing repair work. We put band aids on top of other band aids, it seems not much is repaired right, just get it working so we can get back to digging. Just glad that I spent 20 years working in marine construction and know how to pace myself for 12 plus hour days. The school kids don't know what to think, the ship goes through 3rds. I may be next in line.
Is your hot tube wood fired?
I build mysef a heat exchanger one, the tub sits up on a platform, I have a old wood stove that I welded seamless pipe inside it, kind of like boiler tubes, the water just goes around and around, when the fire is going. Got to keep the 10 year boy from thinking it is his own salvage training tank, hard to relax with him swiming around on the bottom of it and me spilling my beer.
Thanks for you info.....