PS WAVERLEY 2018

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Allan
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PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by Allan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:54 pm

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again – PS WAVERLEY left the Science Centre this morning at 100hrs and arrived at Garvel Drydock around 1230hrs for her annual service, wash & brush-up.

I see she got up to a healthy 13.5 knots approaching Port Glasgow - that must be a good sign, after being moored for six months at the Science Centre.

I wish her all the best for 2018.
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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by Allan » Wed May 02, 2018 9:56 pm

Left Garvel Drydock Tuesday 1st May, temporally docked at CHQ, then headed off back to the Science Centre, but(worryingly) was assisted the whole journey by tugs BATTLER and BRUISER.
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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by Russardo » Sat May 19, 2018 10:58 am

She was towed back to Greenock yesterday, anyone know what's up?

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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by twotel » Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 pm

The story is she has to get her rudder refitted, why I don't know !

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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by Allan » Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am

PS WAVERLEY exited dry-dock mid-afternoon yesterday, spent last night moored up at CHQ.

Set off at 0930hrs BST this morning, got to about a mile west of the CAPTAYANNIS before turning downriver, currently making a healthy 14.5 knots.
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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by alasdairmac » Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 pm

Now passing Shieldhall under her own steam and unassisted so it looks like all must be well with her rudder. And what a weather forecast for this weekend’s sailings ! Should be a great start to the season.


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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by riverman » Fri May 25, 2018 12:59 pm

PS WAVERLEY passing Dumbarton Rock on her first sailing of the season on a beautiful day with a good crowd on board.
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Post by riverman » Fri May 25, 2018 1:01 pm

Passing Dumbarton Rock.
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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by Allan » Fri May 25, 2018 8:48 pm

Great day for PS WAVERLEY – weather could not be better.

Tracking her on Marine Traffic, appears to be problems with her transponder –
Departing Science Centre in the morning, no readings until she is past Erskine Bridge, so “straight line” course which shows she “jumped on-land” and went along Glasgow Road and Dumbarton Road, then went back on the river after the Erskine Bridge.

Same situation after:-
a) departing CHQ – “overland” course until past Gourock.
b) departing Largs – “0verland” course until approaching Dunoon
c) Departing Dunoon on return journey – overland course to CHQ, missing out Largs

However, main question – on her return journey, would appear she had to have a second attempt to dock at Dunoon – anyone know why?
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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sat May 26, 2018 5:44 pm

Passing Skelmorlie on her first trip. Hope she has a good season.
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PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by alasdairmac » Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 pm

Allan wrote:Great day for PS WAVERLEY – weather could not be better.

Tracking her on Marine Traffic, appears to be problems with her transponder –
Departing Science Centre in the morning, no readings until she is past Erskine Bridge, so “straight line” course which shows she “jumped on-land” and went along Glasgow Road and Dumbarton Road, then went back on the river after the Erskine Bridge.

Same situation after:-
a) departing CHQ – “overland” course until past Gourock.
b) departing Largs – “0verland” course until approaching Dunoon
c) Departing Dunoon on return journey – overland course to CHQ, missing out Largs

However, main question – on her return journey, would appear she had to have a second attempt to dock at Dunoon – anyone know why?
Looks like whatever the problem is it’s still there as she disappeared off the Cock of Arran this afternoon after she left Lochranza, not to reappear until she was just north of Toward.

Looking forward to my sail on her tomorrow all the way to sunny Rothesay.


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