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Queen Mary 2019
« on: Mar 07, 2019, 07:31 PM »
Some quite sad photos on QM1 - Restore the Queen on Facebook.  They show the fresh paint, completed a few months ago, flaking off across wide expanses of the hull and superstructure.

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https://www.facebook.com/QueenMaryInternational/photos/a.2532355353460382/2532358813460036/?type=3&comment_id=2536584313037486&notif_id=1551986910593951&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic
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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #1 on: Mar 07, 2019, 08:31 PM »
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QM1   

What prey is the QM1 ???, there is only one Queen Mary and shes tucked up safely in Long Beach.  . Personally l will never call Queen Mary QM .
Now  as for the  Queen Mary 2 or QM2 , calher whatever you like, but when people speak of Queen Mary its the ship in Long beach l assume .

January 16th..this is how The Grande Dame of the High seas looked . There is a small patch between the N and the M if you can enlarge the photo. The Old Queen, some might say never looked better.. ;)
Granted the Starboard side might appear bad, BUT in reality that side isnt really visable unless your on the other side of Long Beach or on the ferry to Catalina.
« Last Edit: Mar 07, 2019, 10:06 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #2 on: Mar 08, 2019, 02:19 PM »
Good to see the fwd funnel has re-emerged from it's cocoon.
I had a few nights on board last August and it was all wrapped up, undergoing refurbishment.

Thoroughly enjoyed the stay on board.

Skilly

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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #3 on: Mar 08, 2019, 07:37 PM »
Some quite sad photos on QM1 - Restore the Queen on Facebook.  They show the fresh paint, completed a few months ago, flaking off across wide expanses of the hull and superstructure.

Photo attached reposted with permission.

https://www.facebook.com/QueenMaryInternational/photos/a.2532355353460382/2532358813460036/?type=3&comment_id=2536584313037486&notif_id=1551986910593951&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic
I imagine the issue is down to the new type of paint that was utalized, it was intended to prevent and convert any existing rust, I forget exactly what they called it, but it likely doesn’t adhere as well as traditional paint; saying that it’s done wonders on cleaning up the corrosion in the lower sections of the ship. Combine that with the fact the hull wasn’t fully stripped before the new coat was applied, I’m not surprised it’s started to flake and from the rumblings I’ve heard they are likely going to touch her up soon enough.

Still, better some slightly flakey paint than the tired mess she was coated in before, up until recently she looked appaling.

Finally,  although I can’t give any definitive source on this, from the groups and pages I’ve scoured there are rumblings that Urban Commons has managed to scrounge the proper Cunard Orange for the funnels. Although, given how recently they were repainted, I can’t see those being redone until suitably faded.

 
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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #4 on: Mar 09, 2019, 12:05 AM »
there is only one Queen Mary and shes tucked up safely in Long Beach.

Nah ! The real one is tucked up safely in Glasgow .......

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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #5 on: Mar 09, 2019, 12:31 PM »
I imagine the issue is down to the new type of paint that was utalized, it was intended to prevent and convert any existing rust, I forget exactly what they called it, but it likely doesn’t adhere as well as traditional paint; saying that it’s done wonders on cleaning up the corrosion in the lower sections of the ship.

I saw those posts about the rust-preventing paint being used, but are you sure they used that on her hull?   I don't think we should make excuses for them - they went to all the hassle of putting scaffolding up around the ship - for the paint to literally be coming away so soon, implies the entire paint job won't last long at all. Despite the fact she's not seagoing, I don't see why the paint would be any different to normal paint used to paint modern ships?

There are also photos of basically a complete bodge - where they've just put tape along the rusty bit at the bottom of the promenade deck windows, then painted over it.

On the plus side, the lovely decking towards the bow *looks* great, and possibly Dubai could learn from that, at the same time as they learn from Dubai about how to paint an old Queen!
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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #6 on: Mar 10, 2019, 10:10 AM »
What prey is the QM1 ???

I agree - I just thought I was accurately quoting the name of the Facebook group - but I realise now its QMI - Queen Mary International.
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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #7 on: Mar 10, 2019, 07:16 PM »
Re paint  , havn't they just painted the Forth railway bridge  with Hi Tech paint as used on the oil/gas rigs out at sea, apparently will last 25 yrs before needing  repaint (we'll see).
   So there are alternatives out there, maybe somebody didn't do their homework ?

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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #8 on: Apr 01, 2019, 06:59 PM »
I am booked to stay on The Queen Mary in Long Beach for two nights, Sunday and Monday 28th and 29th April 2019 ...I'll check it out and report back !

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Re: Queen Mary 2019
« Reply #9 on: Apr 02, 2019, 11:47 AM »
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I am booked to stay on The Queen Mary in Long Beach for two nights, Sunday and Monday 28th and 29th April 2019 ...I'll check it out and report back !   

Are we doing the classic Sunday brunch ? its consistantly voted the No 1 Brunch in Southern California.

Hopefully you will encounter The Honorary Commodore Everette Hoard at the brunch, hes also a big QE2 fan.
It goes without saying l do hope you enjoy your stay onboard , shes a unique experience.
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

 

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