1995 Ferro pontoons for floating dock

1995 Ferro-Cement pontoons

The Toroa Preservation Society  planned to build eight ferro-cement pontoons, employing Task Force Green workers, to raise the ferry out of the water and onto a ‘dry dock’.  Planned to commence September 1995 and expected to cost about $120,000—much cheaper than carrying out the work hauled out on a slipway. Work to restore the hull had been frustrated by the ferry’s being afloat, although much work was carried out on the cabins and upper decks.

General arrangement of lifting pontoons. Alexander & Associates