Posted October 23rd, 2012, 10:05 AM
I am confused by posts above which speak of a "pod". Symphony uses direct shaft drive, not Azipod drive. There is no pod. If the issue is one of the shaft drives, either electrical, electrical generating or diesel power then repair can be significant. Nonetheless, Symphony can sail on one shaft propulsion much as Serenity did on one pod a few years ago.
Maybe there is more to this than meets the eye. More info is needed. In any event, Symphony does not have Azipod drives.
I agree. PODs are not on the Symphony but just figure Tyler met something to do with the Symphony propulsion system.
In my post I only referred to POD technology just as an example to say that old technology while less efficient can sometimes be easier to replace.
The good news is whatever it is the repair can be made today and fortunate that the Symphony is in Montreal making it easier to get a part shipped to that port faster than a port served by a much smaller airport.