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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Oct 2018, 00:27
My eye is drawn to the smoke, Alan.
Alan: Steam from the capstans. They just had to move her back by around 3m as she was blocking the departure of the "Waverley" paddle steamer. These used the mooring ropes to do this rather than the main engine.
Quite a thing, isn't it? I like that they painted it like the Titanic.
Alan: I'm still trying to find a date and a trip that are mutually suitable for me; I'd like t have a sail on her. She was restricted to Southampton Water for a while but unsure if she is cleared for the open seas now.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Oct 2018, 06:40
This is delightful, good to see the dear old thing safe in preservation

It makes you think though, as late as the 1990s they were dumping raw sewage in the oceans..
Alan: Part of our heritage. One trip I would like to do on her is for the Bournemouth Air Show but the Air Show is usually affected by poor weather.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2018, 07:06
She seems to be a very large ship. I wonder about the last word 'interpretation' in this context.
Alan: Lottery grants usually have to have some sort of education element attached to them and I think in this case "interpretation" means making perhaps sort sort fo interactive display about the ship's history (I'm guessing, though). I've yet to have a tip on her which i must remedy in the next year or so.
Glad to see her history will be preserved, Alan. Knowing you, you'll ride her one day (if not already?)! Actually, now that I see it in the text, we have been to the Dordrecht Steam Festival and wonder if it was there?
Alan: Not been on her yet. One trip I would like to do on her is for the Bournemouth Air Show in August but the Air Show is usually affected by poor weather. I think at the moment she is restricted to Southampton Water and so can't go on the open seas. I've wondering if the lottery grant for the hull works is associated with this.
This is such an elegant boat, Alan and that is quite the history. I am a little bit older, she is from October 1954 and I am from August 1954... a good year though grin...
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Oct 2018, 07:44
A pleasing design of ship.
A fine old tub Alan ....the boat that is
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2018, 08:14
I hope your wish comes true, Alan
What a fine old vessel, good to see her still in use.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Oct 2018, 16:09
A fine ship, it is good to see she is still sailing.
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