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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #80 on: Aug 07, 2014, 06:23 PM »
Hi Rod -

Thanks very much, and I will have my docking crew on standby to await the arrival of our QE2 (jigsaw) !

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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #81 on: Aug 12, 2014, 05:52 PM »
Hi Rod and All -

My docking crew were at ready yesterday to receive our QE2 (Jigsaw No. 2) as she docked at my house to await my return from work.  Thank you, Rod !

She had an excellent voyage and is currently awaiting her next refit, which I hope will begin soon.

Below are a couple of pictures of her arrival.

June   ;D



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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #82 on: Aug 27, 2014, 06:48 PM »
Just thought I would give an update on QE2's refit (Jigsaw No. 2).  As mentioned earlier, she docked at my house some time ago, and was given a thorough inspection before going into refit.  However, she was subsequently taken out to sea, all engines at top speed, to see what she could do.  She has arrived back at my house very pleased with herself, and word has it that she has broken her own speed records.  Now, she is ready to go in for refit.  Pictures shall follow.  June    ;D
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #83 on: Sep 26, 2014, 01:58 PM »
Hi All -

Rod had sent QE2 (Jigsaw) to me toward the end of August, but due to a very busy work, teaching, and performing schedule, she was not able to go in for refit until now.  During the interim, QE2 (Jigsaw) decided to stretch her legs in the North Atlantic like "The Olden Days", coming back to dock at my house for refueling and reprovisioning. 

She had just docked again yesterday, and due to a sudden cancellation by two students, QE2 (Jigsaw) was able to go in for refit.  She made very good progress, the North Atlantic voyages having done her good.

Below are two pictures of her progress, and two will be in following message.

June   ;D
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #84 on: Sep 26, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Here is the continued progress !!

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« Reply #85 on: Sep 26, 2014, 02:03 PM »
Well done so far, June! I see the refit is progressing to schedule, maybe even exceeding its timeline.

I love these "work in progress" pictures, as everyone has their own way of tackling a jigsaw. Yours looks so neat and tidy, and first things (i.e. QE2) first! Beautiful table too...

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« Reply #86 on: Sep 26, 2014, 02:13 PM »
Hi Isabelle -

Thanks very much for your post.  Yes, I was actually surprised that the refit was going so quickly.  I also very much like to see the "work in progress" pictures.  Thanks very much for your nice comment about the table; I teach in that room too, so it is a wonder the table has any finish left on it at all.  I have one student tonight, who will be very excited to see QE2 (Jigsaw) in progress.  I have told my students about how the jigsaws make their way around the world, and they have been anxiously awaiting the refit (start) of this one to begin. 

June   :)
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« Reply #87 on: Sep 29, 2014, 02:09 PM »
QE2's refit went splendidly well and very fast.  She is already pulling at her mooring ropes to get on to the next person's dock.  (Although she did tell me that she does like my house (dock) a lot what with all the attention lavished on her by my students !   ;D
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #88 on: Sep 29, 2014, 02:11 PM »
QE2's refit finished !

And who is next on the list for this jigsaw of our beloved QE2 ? 

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« Reply #89 on: Sep 29, 2014, 10:30 PM »
Looks fantastic June, Well done!

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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #90 on: Sep 30, 2014, 01:51 PM »
Hi Jayne -

Thank you very much for your message and kind words.  It really is an absolute pleasure working on these jigsaws when the finished product is a likeness of our beloved QE2 in all of her glory !

June   :)
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« Reply #91 on: Sep 30, 2014, 04:22 PM »
And who is next on the list for this jigsaw of our beloved QE2 ? 

Great to see her in all her glory again, June!  That was a most successful refit :) -- thank you for the photos!

And so glad that your students gave her every word of admiration and encouragement.
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« Reply #92 on: Sep 30, 2014, 04:40 PM »
Right. QE2 is cruising again!

The voyage so far :

-- from Rob in Scotland
-- to Isabelle in Ireland
-- to Lynda in Scotland
-- to Rod in the USA
-- to June in the USA

The others who had expressed an interest were :

* Jim Bennett
* Peter Mugridge

Jim had put down his name for both jigsaws. Maybe June, you could ask him directly whether he can prepare a mooring place for QE2 (and if so, where :) )?

More puzzlers welcome!
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #93 on: Sep 30, 2014, 07:44 PM »
Hi Isabelle -

Thank you very much for your messages and kind words about our QE2's (jigsaw) refit. 

That is great that we have a thread for Jigsaw No. 1 and for Jigsaw No. 2.  Thank you very much for sorting it out. 

I will contact Jim Bennett about QE2's next refit.

Definitely, more puzzlers welcome !!

June   :)
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #94 on: Oct 03, 2014, 05:31 PM »
To Jim Bennett -

I think you are next on the list to accept our QE2 (jigsaw - cruising) at the dock at your house.

If you could please send your mailing address to me in a personal message, our QE2 (jigsaw) will start her voyage to your dock (house).

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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #95 on: Oct 09, 2014, 03:40 PM »
Update !

Our QE2 (jigsaw - Cruising) is taking in stores and fuel as we speak and will depart on Saturday morning for Jim's moorings at his house.  She is anxious to be off sooner, but the tides aren't quite right until then.

June   ;D
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« Reply #96 on: Oct 09, 2014, 03:43 PM »
A Lady shouldn't be rushed!!

We will keep a lookout for her arrival.

Jim

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« Reply #97 on: Oct 09, 2014, 03:50 PM »
Hi Jim -

Will let you know when to have the pilot ready for boarding, and shortly thereafter, docking crew and puzzle crew.

June   ;D
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #98 on: Oct 13, 2014, 03:20 PM »
Hi All -

Update on our QE2 (jigsaw no. 1) !

She left the docks in Old Mystic, CT, USA, with pilot aboard on Saturday, 11 October, 2014 at 12:44 hours.

She proceeded slow ahead to Springfield, MA, USA, and arrived there on Saturday, 11 October, 2014 at 23:33 hours.

At 4:02 hours on Sunday, 12 October, 2014, she dropped her pilot and began her voyage to Jim's docking facilities (house).  I would imagine that QE2 (jigsaw) was full ahead at about 10:00 hours.

Progress reports will continue as received !

June   ;D 
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Re: 1967 QE2 Jigsaw no 1 - The Cruising QE2 - Have a go!
« Reply #99 on: Oct 14, 2014, 01:45 PM »
Tuesday, 14 October, 2014, at sea on the North Atlantic.   ;D
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