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Waverley re-boilering 2020
« on: Dec 29, 2019, 07:42 AM »
Excellent article here from the preservation society about what's about to happen to Waverley.

https://www.paddlesteamers.org/news/national/re-boilering-waverley-2000-and-2020/
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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #1 on: Jan 03, 2020, 08:11 AM »
Great article which shows the extent of work required to get the old units out let alone the replacements in!!

I had a CD somewhere with all the photos taken during the Phase 1 and 2 Heritage rebuilds but I havent located it for a while. It had loads more photos of the reboilering.

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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2020, 02:28 PM »
Waverley's aft funnel being removed this afternoon at Dale's Marine, Garvel Clyde, Greenock.

The fwd one will be next followed by the fiddly casings and deck to gain access to the boiler room below.
Make no mistake folks - this is the most major works carried out to her since the heritage rebuild  1999/2000 & 2002/2003!

Photos copyright Stewart Mungin (from Facebook)

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« Last Edit: Jan 22, 2020, 03:43 PM by Clydebuilt1971 »

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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2020, 06:01 PM »
Hope those Funnels are solid, the RMS Queen Mary's apparently collapsed when placed on the dock, only the paint was holding them together! :)

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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2020, 06:21 PM »
Thanks Gav.  I'm glad the work is underway, good luck to Waverley and her team.  Love that last one with the aft funnel at the stern of the ship!
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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #5 on: Jan 23, 2020, 08:16 AM »
Hope those Funnels are solid, the RMS Queen Mary's apparently collapsed when placed on the dock, only the paint was holding them together! :)

Hi Chris,

Those funnels were manufactured to the same design as her originals except in aluminium in 2000 so hoping they are still structurally sound!! Been inside both over the years as these days they just contain boiler and generator exhausts and some breathers. The fiddly casings were being used as storage last time I saw inside! Oh aye - the bunkering station is in the aft one too!

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« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2020, 08:52 AM by Clydebuilt1971 »

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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #6 on: Jan 23, 2020, 01:13 PM »
Regarding the RMS Queen Mary, moderator feel welcome to move this...
The original funnels were broken up but chips of the paint were used to make souvenir cufflinks.
They oven showed a grey stripe of her wartime paint, has anyone out there ever seen a pair of these,
I keep searching online but to no avail??

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2020, 10:35 AM »
Hi Folks,

Update on Waverley's refit currently ongoing at Garvel Clyde, Greenock.

Waverley Refit Update

Good progress so far!

Gav

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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #8 on: Feb 07, 2020, 06:15 PM »
Thanks for posting the link Gav.  Good to see the photos that support the explanation of the work being done to remove the funnels and boiler.
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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 2020, 06:25 PM »
Many thanks, Gav, for the update !   :)
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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2020, 09:24 PM »
and on Facebook today

" Timetable information for the 2020 season will be released in February."
Well Done to Everyone - and Gods Speed to one of all of our Best Ships!

https://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0PZCGyAKmLNuyG2nmWlV_jbN5Abd4ZFUJ59wMCqdVyARF8dvhWbByTImY
« Last Edit: Feb 14, 2020, 09:26 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2020, 12:23 PM »
Thankfully the boiler bedplates seem to be in good condition otherwise a trip into drydock would have been required to repair them.

I was told on Friday during a visit to Garvel Clyde that work is ongoing relocating ancillary equipment in the boiler room prior to the new boilers arriving from Annan.

There is still a long way to go but so far so good!

Gav

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Re: Waverley re-boilering 2020
« Reply #12 on: Mar 20, 2020, 09:05 AM »
Hi Folks,

Another wee update on the PSPS website on progress with Waverley's refit.

Due to a delay in the delivery of the boilers she has been moved to the adjacent drydock where some steelwork is being replaced in the dining saloon, new sea chests for the third generator have been let into her hull and her annual overhaul being undertaken.
She is due to come back out to wet dock next week if all goes to plan.

Two of her three new generators are now in position and the new synchronising panel for them has been fitted on the engine control platform. This will control and synchronise generators coming on and offline automatically whereas before the running generator had to be stopped (blacking out the ship) and the other unit started.

The Caterpillar generators (sadly no pics on the update but Paul Semple, WEL MD let me see some photos of them and the plating repairs last night) are the same power output as the old ones but are so much smaller!! I recall that the old Scania ones had derated engines on them which meant they were larger than they needed to be.

Anyway - hopefully the first of the new boilers will arrive at Garvel Clyde soon.

Sadly with the effects of Covid19 in full swing there is still a big question mark over what length of season, if any, Waverley will sail in 2020. Given the 2019 year they had and like other heritage organisations - it could all hang in the balance.

But lets not think about that!!

Have a wee look at the update here: Waverley Refit Update 12032020

Gav