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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by alasdairmac » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 pm

She’s back up at Pacific Quay OK and looks to have been making 15+ kts some of the way so all would now appear well mechanically.


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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Cloudy but warm another great day for a sail from Helensburgh-sur Mer. Nae alcohol to be taken on board or yer furrit!
Don't think she is returning to Helensburgh this evening as it is a low tide. LW 19:39 (0.11m) :P :beer:
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:15 pm

Helensburgh Pier today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:18 pm

At Helensburgh Pier.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:22 pm

Departing Helensburgh. :ymdaydream:
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Post by Allan » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:20 pm

Confirmed, she didn't call into Helensburgh on the return journey - must be a bit of a nuisance to folk wanting to join the cruise from there...……...
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:04 pm

I think coaches were arranged at Greenock beforehand, about time Helensburgh Pier was dredged and brought up to scratch, we always seem to be years behind the likes of Germany and the Netherlands regarding river traffic.
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Post by Allan » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Hi Paul –

Can readily empathise with that – would you know whose responsibility it would be to carry out the necessary work?
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Post by riverman » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 am

That would be Argyll & Bute Council Allan, plans are well under way for developing the waterfront the main feature being a new leisure centre facility and swimming pool to replace the existing one which is coming to the end of it's days. One or two people have even suggested extending the pier to enable the cruise ships to visit Helensburgh but I think they are delving into the realms of fantasy :crazy:
Anyone interested can google Helensburgh Waterfront Development Project. There has been meetings at the Victoria Hall in Helensburgh for the public but I did not attend.
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Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:24 pm

twotel wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 pm
The story is she has to get her rudder refitted, why I don't know !
Hey folks,

Waverley had a new rudder stock fitted during the second visit to drydock earlier this year which is why she was towed out and back to Glasgow. (I was working on Queen Mary that day and was lucky enough to be just heading past her berth as she appeared)

Apparently this was an expected event and the rudder stock had already been procured. The issues with Clansman (whom she wasn't meant to be in dock with - it should've been Hebrides) changed the "arrangements" slightly!!

I also heard she lost some time last week (w/c 8th July) due to a generator issue - thankfully now resolved!

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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:08 pm

A little overcast today but a grand day for a sail from Helensburgh with two coach loads. 8-)
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:13 pm

At Helensburgh-sur-Mer.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:17 pm

At Helensburgh-sur-Mer.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:25 pm

At Helensburgh-sur-Mer.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:27 pm

At Helensburgh-sur-Mer.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:30 pm

Departing Helensburgh-sur-Mer. 8-)
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Post by riverman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:48 pm

At Helensburgh yesterday.
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Post by riverman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:51 pm

At Helensburgh yesterday.
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Post by riverman » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:22 pm

Clyde Clipper entering Loch Goil and passing Waverley entering Loch Long today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:59 pm

PS Waverley arriving and departing Helensburgh at 12.15 hrs. on a rather dreich wet overcast day. She missed out Helensburgh on her return.
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Post by riverman » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:07 am

Don't know what the problem is with Waverley, didn't sail yesterday or today due to technical issues according to their website. :?
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:48 pm

A bit wet at Helensburgh today but getting brighter later. :D
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:51 pm

At Helensburgh today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:54 pm

At Helensburgh today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:57 pm

At Helensburgh today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:59 pm

At Helensburgh today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:04 pm

Leaving Helensburgh :-p
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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by alasdairmac » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:06 pm

The auld girl has been tied up at Brodick since 14:00 today and her track on Marine Traffic shows her having headed direct there from Largs. Does anyone have any idea what’s going on?


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Post by Russardo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:16 pm

alasdairmac wrote:The auld girl has been tied up at Brodick since 14:00 today and her track on Marine Traffic shows her having headed direct there from Largs. Does anyone have any idea what’s going on?


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Not sure, the website was updated yesterday stating that it was a Glasgow to Largs sailing only today. Tomorrow she sets off from brodick with coaches connecting from Ayr (presumably meeting her at Largs). Ayr has not been a reliable port of call in recent years, the reasons never clear. There's been a ship in Ayr today and I think that's maybe why on this occasion as they use the opposite berth to cant Waverley round and this ship may be preventing that.

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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Post by alasdairmac » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:06 pm

Noticed later last evening that Waverley's web page was promoting the sailing from Brodick today and so it looks like this was a planned change, not as I thought at first the result of a technical problem with the vessel.

For some reason she has had problems canting in Ayr harbour ever since Andy O'Brian took over a few years back - apparently he was averse to using the technique employed by previous masters experienced with the port and insisted on hauling her round using ropes on the opposite quayside. Perhaps this has passed down to his successors.

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Post by riverman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:44 am

At Helensburgh yesterday on her cruise the Arran Coast.
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Post by riverman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:46 am

At Helensburgh bound for Arran.
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Post by riverman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:48 am

At Helensburgh bound for Arran.
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Post by riverman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:50 am

Departing Helensburgh. :|
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