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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #60 on: Mar 19, 2018, 02:30 AM »
Many thanks to Louis and Rob for providing us with these awesome and awe-inspiring views of our beloved ship, QE2 !

She looks absolutely beautiful !  :) :) :) :)

I can not even find the words to express my feelings right now. To see QE2 in her element even for a short distance is wonderful.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #61 on: Mar 19, 2018, 06:03 AM »
QE2 Day 1 (19th March) at the Dubai Dry Docks
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« Reply #62 on: Mar 19, 2018, 06:25 AM »
Wow. Amazing, Louis.  And how much has grown on her since 2013! A lot of scrubbing I'm happy I don't have to do!

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #63 on: Mar 19, 2018, 08:05 AM »
QE2 Day 1 (19th March) at the Dubai Dry Docks

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #64 on: Mar 19, 2018, 08:12 AM »
Wow. Amazing, Louis.  And how much has grown on her since 2013!

I imagine growth will always be greater on a static vessel than on the same vessel in service as there is no strong current from the ship's motion to reduce the chances of something lodging and starting to grow?
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #65 on: Mar 19, 2018, 09:16 AM »
Many thanks, Louis, to you and your photographer !  She is being taken care of !   :)
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #66 on: Mar 19, 2018, 09:50 AM »
QE2 Day 1 (19th March) at the Dubai Dry Docks

Great proto of her furry bottom, thanks. I think they said before the warm water encourages marine growth more.  What can they do about it, or does it just not matter when she will no longer be gliding through the water?

She looks to be just about 26 feet at the bow...
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #67 on: Mar 19, 2018, 09:51 AM »
Can hardly wait to see what the 2 weeks of refitting while in dry dock looks like. :D

Me too, and I'm optimistic and wish them well with this work. I'm just hoping we're not about to see nine diesel engines coming out of her side...
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #68 on: Mar 19, 2018, 09:59 AM »
Can hardly wait to see what the 2 weeks of refitting while in dry dock looks like. :D

Hopefully my contact will send me photos every day so we can follow it all

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #69 on: Mar 19, 2018, 10:01 AM »
Are we to assume its more than a paint job ?
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #70 on: Mar 19, 2018, 10:04 AM »
I'm just hoping we're not about to see nine diesel engines coming out of her side...

Mmh… The removal of lifeboats and davits may mean there will be a thorough lightening in her bowels...

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #71 on: Mar 19, 2018, 10:08 AM »
Me too, and I'm optimistic and wish them well with this work. I'm just hoping we're not about to see nine diesel engines coming out of her side...

No plans for that

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #72 on: Mar 19, 2018, 10:09 AM »
Are we to assume its more than a paint job ?

Yes

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #73 on: Mar 19, 2018, 11:33 AM »
QE2 Day 1 (19th March) at the Dubai Dry Docks

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #74 on: Mar 19, 2018, 02:15 PM »
Looking closely at the boot topping in the post above - those rectangular "segments" do you know whether these are being stuck on, cut out or neither?
In an earlier image of her bow in dry dock, the entire area beneath the 'water line looked as if it could be 'rusting' rather than the usual residue ...hoping this isn't the case - I may have got it wrong!
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