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Call Us When the Shuttle Lands: SF StreetsBlog Goes Looooong Form to Tell Us Something About Auto Repair ShopsWednesday, July 6th, 2011
Do you climb into space, to the world where you live, SF StreetsBlog?
Or, in other words:
And oh, speaking of car repair shops within a stone’s throw of Fulton and Divisadero, let’s all say bye-bye to BODY MASTER USA / Auto City. One supposes it couldn’t afford the rents in pricey NoPA these days. How long will the iconic Transformers graffito last?
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And oh, speaking of car repair and Transformers, leave us take note of lovely Megan Fox…
…who knows better than to tangle with the urban NIMBYs of the 415.
She knows that the Future is all about Rural Auto Repair.
And oh, it appears as if I was able to make my point with the word count coming in well below 1300.
My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about.
He says it used to be a farm,
Before the Motor Law….
San Francisco’s World-Class Ship-Repair Capability Gets that Carnival Splendor Cruise Ship Working – And a Mystery SolvedMonday, February 28th, 2011
You know why that Carnival Splendor cruise ship got towed to a San Francisco dry dock all the way up from Fun Diego last month, you know why her owners chose the 415 as the place where she’d get a new engine and get a whole bunch of work done?
Because they didn’t really have a choice, that’s why. If your 300-yard+ vessel needs to come out of the briny somewhere in the Eastern Pacific, odds are you’ll bring it here. Hurray!
So, why did the fire in one engine room affect the other engine room? Answer here.
The view from our world-class San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. (It’s only been two decades since that earthquake and we’re almost done fixing it up already!) Now-defunct Potrero Power Plant camera right:
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Anyway, the Splendor is loaded up and chugging towards Mexico, back OTJ.
Remember back in the day, when San Francisco was a blue collar town? Well, dude, S.F. is still a blue collar town, if only because of BAE Systems and all the stuff they do with ships on the east si-iiiide.
Remember the 70-yard band-aid that was slapped on the Cosco Busan at Pier 70 a few years back? This will show the same kind of deal – tonight you’ll be able to see all the deets of the work of our highly-paid blue-collar types. You’ll be able to see the Sea Princess, inside and out.
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Sea Princess Stars in National Geographic Channel’s Hit Series ‘World’s Toughest Fixes’
June 3 Episode to Take Viewers Behind the Scenes During Princess Cruises Ship’s Drydock
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., June 1 — The immense job of drydocking Sea Princess will be featured in the June 3 episode of National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) top-rated show, World’s Toughest Fixes. TV viewers can go behind the scenes as host Sean Riley follows the entire process from the time the Princess Cruises ship enters the drydock to the final sea trials.
Airing on Thursday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NGC, the show was filmed while Sea Princess was in a regularly scheduled drydock at BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair last September. The episode focuses on the enormous task of completing a multitude of drydock projects in just 15 days, with emphasis on several technical “fixes” on the bottom of the ship that could only be accessed when the ship is out of the water.
“This is a unique opportunity for audiences to really appreciate the amazing around-the-clock effort needed to keep our ships in top shape to deliver the experience our passengers expect,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “We’re excited that the National Geographic Channel was interested in featuring this rare behind-the-scenes project.”
One of the network’s most popular shows, World’s Toughest Fixes takes viewers inside some of the most daunting repair jobs with Riley, a professional master rigger, as he works with many of the world’s top mechanics to show how they tackle these challenging fixes. World’s Toughest Fixes airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NGC.
Riley joins the Sea Princess drydock crew on a number of tasks, adding his own elbow grease and expertise along the way and tries out several drydock jobs. He helps strip and power wash the hull, tries his hand at upholstery work and joins the team working high up on the ship to seal the windows. He even gives viewers an up-close view inside the tail shaft housing as he crawls in to show the audience the work being done.
Throughout the episode viewers will get a glimpse of the buzz of activity on a ship in drydock, including a look at installation of carpet and floors, the stripping of wooden decks, and even a glimpse of the ship’s new adults-only Sanctuary which was constructed during the drydock.
More photos of last fall’s Sea Princess drydock are available in the Sea Princess Drydock Journal. Behind-the-scenes photos of the World’s Toughest Fixes crew at work during the shoot are available on the Princess Flickr photostream.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.
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This intersection is usually steaming, unless it’s flooding. Like this:
As per usual, it all happens on (or near) McAllister Street, Gateway to the Golden Gate Park Panhandle and home of the Snickerdoodle bike path (Route 20), your best way of getting over Alamo Heights while avoiding the abysmal, Hayes Valley NIMBY-designed Octavia Boulevard 24-7 traffic scrum.