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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #105 on: Jan 19, 2017, 06:54 PM »
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Even the queen Mary got a better deal than this mess   

And shes still going, attracting a new audience and still wowing the public. In spite of all the doom sayers who seem to heap doom and gloom on the old girl. Anyone who walks up the gangway cant fail to be impressed with what they see.
Ok so perhaps some things could be done differently, but thats life.
Can we really see QE2 spending more time in Dubai that she ever did on the North Atlantic.
I might have just returned from Las Vegas, but even l know thats not worth taking a gamble on.
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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #106 on: Jan 19, 2017, 08:33 PM »
Myles, I admire & respect your positive attitude, God knows there has to be some of it around, I guess I must be one of the doomsters, not willingly but, with the hindsight of 'what might've been'. It goes without saying we all want the best for 'our girl' , but 'our girl' is theirs, to the victor belong the spoils as they say,.
  However, with the davits & boats having left the nest for good, stuff leaving the dockside, & whatever nasty surprises waiting to be disclosed regarding her interiors, I earnestly need some of your Mojo        Pete..

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #107 on: Apr 27, 2017, 07:28 AM »
QE2 Lifeboats apart from the 2 missing still all in the area nearby photos was taken on
the 14th April 2017 thanks to Sven.

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #108 on: Apr 27, 2017, 09:18 AM »
Do you know where the two missing ones where taken?

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #109 on: Apr 27, 2017, 06:28 PM »
Thanks, Davina, for posting these photos and to Sven for taking them.

With each photo we see of the lifeboats, they look more and more damaged from the sun and the heat.

It is curious that two are missing...
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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #110 on: Apr 28, 2017, 09:27 AM »
Do you know where the two missing ones where taken?

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #111 on: Apr 28, 2017, 09:28 AM »
Thanks, Davina, for posting these photos and to Sven for taking them.

With each photo we see of the lifeboats, they look more and more damaged from the sun and the heat.

It is curious that two are missing...

They have been missing since the end of last year

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #112 on: Apr 28, 2017, 09:31 AM »
The fact that any of the lifeboats are still there leaves a glimmer of hope that one day they might go back aboard and make her look like her old self again!
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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #113 on: Apr 28, 2017, 09:40 AM »
Here is a update Google Earth capture from 7th March 2017

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #114 on: Apr 28, 2017, 11:55 AM »
Where in relation to the ship is this location?

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #115 on: Apr 28, 2017, 05:11 PM »
Where in relation to the ship is this location?

The lifeboats are 150 meters away from ship

« Last Edit: Apr 28, 2017, 05:13 PM by Davina »

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #116 on: Apr 28, 2017, 05:28 PM »
from this view looks as if the davits have been  sorted out and placed individually, 
Any idea how often google update the background pictures

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #117 on: Apr 30, 2017, 01:09 PM »
Looks like the 1 Deck pool is gone too.  I haven't checked but this may be in another topic.

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #118 on: Apr 30, 2017, 10:44 PM »
Looks like the 1 Deck pool is gone too.  I haven't checked but this may be in another topic.

I think there's a post a few months ago somewhere saying it's simply been covered over but is still in situ?
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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #119 on: Oct 22, 2017, 08:50 PM »
Starting to look promising but I disagree with the lifeboats. Perhaps three midship lifeboats port and starboard with the decks from boat deck up extended fore and aft to full-beam would be a compromise.
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