[DML] Re: Eurofest Dive Trip (body die info)
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[DML] Re: Eurofest Dive Trip (body die info)

[Moderator Note: The DML generally frowns on the practice of forwarding private messages written by non-subscribers which were never intended for DML publication.  In my judgment the last line of Mr. Kilroy's message implies permission to solicit interest in its content, so I have approved it for you to read.  - Mike Substelny, DML moderator of the week]


Attached is an email sent by Mark Kilroy about a year and a half
ago regarding the details of the salvaging of the body dies.

Although I would be interested in participating in a dive, as a
few of us discussed back in 2004, to document the body dies,
I would not be interested in being in the water with someone at
the controls of a crane, attempting to lift a 3 ton body die.

I did commercial saltwater diving for 10 years (15 years ago)
including dry suit dives in near freezing water temperatures,
inverted in a water column about the size of an elevator shaft.
Even with my experience, I would not attempt this heavy salvage.

Rich W.

Original Message: 
From: Mark Kilroy markkilroy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 13:14:30 +0100 
Subject: De Lorean body presses 

Dear Sir, 

I work for the company in Ireland that used the body presses
as moorings for our fish farm (Emerald Fisheries). I personally
installed them in 1985. We purchased them as scrap iron from a
yard in Haulbowline in Co. Cork. 

They are mooring Bridgestone fish cages made in Japan and we 
have now come to a stage that we have to repalce them with 
proper anchors as this is what the insurance company want us
to use. We have 12 of these presses in total and they are 
mostly buried in a muddy bottom at a depth of 30 metres plus. 
This means that they are relatively well preserved whether 
good enough to produce parts I don't know. Average weight of
each press is between 3 and 6 tons. 

We were approached recently by a De Lorean enthusiast here in
Ireland about the possibility of salvaging them. Having looked
into it and with the equipment we have we believe that we 
would be able to do it. However if there is no interest in them
then we intend to leave them where they are and shoot the 
anchors around them. 

If you know of anyone who might be interested get them to get
in touch with me by email. 



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "James Espey" <james@xxxx> wrote:
> "Drive" trip or "dive" trip? There was some talk last year or maybe
> even in 2004 about them being raised, did that ever happen? I'd go
> with you on a "drive" trip, but not a "dive" trip.
> James
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Still unsure if I will be going or not...
> > 
> > However, a few months back I asked about anyone
> > interested in planning a drive trip to Galway bay to
> > visit the DeLorean body dies...
> > 
> > Anyone interested?  That would me incentive (for me)
> > to go.
> >

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