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Offline andrew A

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #105 on: Mar 21, 2018, 03:23 PM »
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Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #106 on: Mar 21, 2018, 04:59 PM »
When they dry dock a ship, and she sits on the blocks, how do they paint where the blocks go? 

I was wondering exactly the same thing

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #107 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05:02 PM »
I have been told that they can't get under the sections on the blocks so they alternate the blocks at the next drydock and this get to those sections then...

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #108 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05:25 PM »
I think I've heard they also use an excess of blocks sometimes which allows them to remove one or two at a time and paint. This applying to new builds with no paint, in particular.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #109 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05:27 PM »

https://instagram.com/p/BglmA66g5c1

This looks like some sort of primer on her underwater hull. Good to see - and they removed the sea life and stripped the paint or painted over it quickly! I think this drydock period (probably like her others) is a 24 hour operation for the 2 weeks she's there this time.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #110 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05:34 PM »
The following photo was posted on a public Instagram page 3 hours ago, and we are simply sharing that public post here.  This is a share/link to the Instagram post :-


https://instagram.com/p/Bgll1ybAYEX?hl=en&taken-by=omwegareinhard
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #111 on: Mar 21, 2018, 05:48 PM »
Another word about Instagram posts specifically.  We don't "take" the photos, we just embed a link/share to them.   i.e. if the person subsequently removes the photo from Instagram (or makes it private) it will immediately disappear from here too.   The advantage is that permission does not have to be sought, and the Instagram author has control.

It is actually better for us to get permission from the author to re-post the photo, and then attach it to the post.  Lots of image hosting website have come and gone since we started in 2009, which is why you find many images have disappeared on older posts.
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« Reply #112 on: Mar 21, 2018, 07:12 PM »
Superb images - Thank You for great shots
How good to see her Rudder too, looking as if it's covered in anti-foul underscoat(?)
Just a reminder - They'll need pots and pots of Federal Gray too!

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« Reply #113 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08:11 PM »
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« Reply #114 on: Mar 21, 2018, 09:49 PM »

It is actually better for us to get permission from the author to re-post the photo, and then attach it to the post.  Lots of image hosting website have come and gone since we started in 2009, which is why you find many images have disappeared on older posts.
Looking back in posts from 2009 and later you all used webshots but now when I click a link I can't open them anymore.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #116 on: Mar 21, 2018, 11:35 PM »
Thanks, Rob, for posting the link.  The QE2 Story is mentioned !  :)
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« Reply #117 on: Mar 22, 2018, 09:23 AM »
Yeah good to see a mention of the QE2 Story.  It just shows that news agencies are watching the forum. 
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #118 on: Mar 22, 2018, 11:03 AM »
As QE2 spends her Day 4 (22nd March) at the Dubai Dry Docks lets go back to history to this very same day back in 1997 when QE2 made her maiden call to Dubai

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« Reply #119 on: Mar 22, 2018, 12:34 PM »
This is fantastic to see, QE2 getting the TLC she deserves in Dubai. Pending the successful opening of her in a near original condition, I would be very interested in a visit to Dubai! Thanks everyone for sourcing and sharing some amazing photos! Can’t wait to hear more and see the end result!!
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