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Offline Alex Tarry

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #255 on: Mar 28, 2018, 03:59 PM »
I am now getting slightly horrified...having been a supporter for all this time, this is a step too far in my view...making me reflect on how rare it is for ships to survive, never mind thrive, post service.  Rotterdam apart...

Also, why would they replace all the carpets before the dry docking, surely all those acres of new cream carpet must be under threat from workers throughout the ship still doing heavy engineering stuff?

As Captain McNaught, one said, once you turn the ship off, it basically dies...

Offline pete cain

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #256 on: Mar 28, 2018, 04:25 PM »
It does actually look like SOUTHAMPTON has been removed, after being there for over 50 years...
I'd love to  say something but it would be unrepeatable in a public place.

Offline Brandon Sterkel

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #257 on: Mar 28, 2018, 04:37 PM »
It does actually look like SOUTHAMPTON has been removed, after being there for over 50 years...
Never, ever thought that I would see SOUTHAMPTON get removed. That is something that I will never get used to.
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Offline Chris Hodges

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« Reply #258 on: Mar 28, 2018, 05:10 PM »
This is quite tasteful though despite the “Southampton” disappointment.


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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #259 on: Mar 28, 2018, 05:17 PM »
I know that they do read this, by the way.

I like the side logo, and my goodness isn't she gleaming.

No lights on on quarter deck still...
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Offline dellboy

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« Reply #260 on: Mar 28, 2018, 05:21 PM »
The crown would look better on the side of the lettering with a border around the logo.
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« Reply #261 on: Mar 28, 2018, 05:23 PM »
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I'd love to  say something but it would be unrepeatable in a public place.   

Some might say The Old QE2 is dead,Long live the new QE2 .....
We are all guilty of living in the past and all that goes with that. Her new owners have a Jewel in their hands , Its now up to them how they decide best to display QE2.. She has a whole new audience out there.

I was reminded recently by an Attorney , Sentiment has its place, but its usually found in the wrong place .
Personally l like the new look without the lifeboats, they did clutter things up. And given what thay have done, it seems to been have done at an amazing speed.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #262 on: Mar 28, 2018, 05:39 PM »
I think this image shows that they've straightened out the boat deck handrails where the lifeboat winches used to be.  The boat deck will feel wider for sure, but it confirms that there's no intention to put the boats back.  They definitely need to do an awning or something where they were though.


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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #263 on: Mar 28, 2018, 05:56 PM »
I was reminded recently by an Attorney , Sentiment has its place, but its usually found in the wrong place .
Personally l like the new look without the lifeboats, they did clutter things up. And given what thay have done, it seems to been have done at an amazing speed.

Cunardqueen who are you and what have you done with Myles  ;D 
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Offline Alex Tarry

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #264 on: Mar 28, 2018, 06:02 PM »
Ok, the shock of the Southampton removal has sunk in now...there are lots of positives and huge money is clearly being spent on her...I'll resolve further judgement until (hopefully) we've seen her and visited if open in May...

The Yacht Club pic in particular was superb...

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #265 on: Mar 28, 2018, 07:12 PM »
It does actually look like SOUTHAMPTON has been removed, after being there for over 50 years...

Just as a matter of interest - LIVERPOOL remains on the stern of RMS Queen Mary.

It's very good to see that the Cunard Q of Queen Elizabeth 2 remains in situ beneath a crown;
hopefully the same Q will be painted on her bow...and, perhaps the tail of the Z could be removed?
 

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #266 on: Mar 28, 2018, 07:49 PM »
Dock has been filling for the past 2 hours at least.
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« Reply #267 on: Mar 28, 2018, 09:09 PM »
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  Cunardqueen who are you and what have you done with Myles  ;D   

Oh hes away trying to figure out not only how to eat humble pie, but just how much he might need to eat of it ! ..he might be away some time l fear. ;)
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Online Bob C.

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #268 on: Mar 28, 2018, 09:09 PM »
I think this image shows that they've straightened out the boat deck handrails where the lifeboat winches used to be.  The boat deck will feel wider for sure, but it confirms that there's no intention to put the boats back.  They definitely need to do an awning or something where they were though.


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A perfect solution, at least for me, would be to add an awning on the boat deck that had full length images of the lifeboats on it.  The advantage being protection from the harsh Middle East sun while on deck as well as giving the appearance, from a distance at least, of being a complete ship having lifeboats.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #269 on: Mar 28, 2018, 10:07 PM »
Here's an example of the concept I'm talking about for the "life boat" awning for the Boat Deck.


 

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