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PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:54 pm
by Allan
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.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 9:56 pm
by Allan
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.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:58 am
by Russardo
She was towed back to Greenock yesterday, anyone know what's up?

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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

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

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am
by Allan
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.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 5:14 pm
by alasdairmac
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

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:59 pm
by riverman
PS WAVERLEY passing Dumbarton Rock on her first sailing of the season on a beautiful day with a good crowd on board.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:01 pm
by riverman
Passing Dumbarton Rock.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 8:48 pm
by Allan
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?

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:44 pm
by Calum McCulloch
Passing Skelmorlie on her first trip. Hope she has a good season.

PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 pm
by alasdairmac
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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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 9:22 pm
by Russardo
Photo of her arriving in Rothesay today https://flic.kr/p/27vGi4f

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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:15 pm
by Allan
Have a good day Alasdair - I have happy memories of Rothesay.....

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 2:35 pm
by alasdairmac
I did Alan, thanks. What a brilliant day, the river at its very very best, but I have to say a really disappointing load on the old girl; couldn't have been more than 300 on board. If we want to keep her going, people are going to have to turn out and support her, and if they cannot do that on a day like yesterday then one wonders

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
by riverman
PS WAVERLEY first visit of the season Sat. 26th. May 2018 at Helensburgh on a beautiful day. She had to go around a second time and approach the pier due to a heaving line not being retrieved ashore due to a stiff offshore breeze.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:27 pm
by riverman
Eventually getting alongside to much clapping and cheering. :clap:

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:29 pm
by riverman
Alongside Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:32 pm
by riverman
Departing Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:24 pm
by riverman
PS WAVERLEY at Helensburgh on a fine day today.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:26 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh today.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:30 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh today.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:33 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh today.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:30 pm
by davidwat
HI Paul,
Was on "The Splash" yesterday when Waverley passed on her way downriver. When she got approximately abeam of Gourock Pier she turned hard to starboard and headed back across to Kilcreggan, where she berthed. For all the world it looked as though "somebody" had forgotten she was supposed to stop at Kilcreggan. Any ideas?? Thereafter she resumed her downriver passage.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:37 pm
by riverman
No idea David, seems a bit strange, you would have thought when clear of the bouyed channel she would have headed over to Kilcreggan via the Whiteforeland buoy.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:53 pm
by davidwat
Thanks Paul,
My only other thought was possibly a medevac, but in that case why not Gourock? There is probably a quicker response time for that at Gourock than at Kilcreggan I would have thought.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:39 pm
by riverman
At Puerto de Helensburgh today grand day for a sail. :geek: :-bd

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:42 pm
by riverman
At Puerto de Helensburgh on the Costa Clyde!

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:44 pm
by riverman
Puerto de Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:48 pm
by riverman
Onwards to tropical destinations. B-)

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:26 pm
by Russardo
Photo of Waverley passing under the Erskine bridge, taken last weekend: https://flic.kr/p/27BJony

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Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:52 pm
by riverman
PSPS fundraising cruise this evening starting at Blairmore, Greenock, Helensburgh taking in the Gareloch and Loch Long. She never entered the Gareloch for some reason and only part way up Loch Long returning to Helensburgh 15mins. early at 2200hrs.
Good crowd waiting to board at Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:56 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:58 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:01 am
by riverman
At Helensburgh.
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Grierson gives the thumbs up.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:04 pm
by riverman
Waverley at Helensburgh this Sunday for her sail 'doon the watter' Cloudy and cooler but a grand day for a cruise. :thumbup:

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:09 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh this Sunday.
W6.jpg
Grierson yer man takes the ropes.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:12 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh this Sunday.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:14 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh this Sunday.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:17 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh this Sunday.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:19 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh this Sunday.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:22 pm
by riverman
Departing Helensburgh-sur-Mer. :-h

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm
by Allan
Great pics Paul, thanks for posting – due to the great weather we’ve been experiencing, would like to think PS WAVERLEY has had a great start to her season.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:06 pm
by riverman
PS Waverley today at Helensburgh for her sail to Brodick and points in between. :-bd

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:09 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:14 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:15 pm
by riverman
At Helensburgh.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:22 pm
by riverman
Departing Helensburgh. (*)

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 am
by Allan
Anyone know why she arrived on schedule at Largs yesterday, but stayed there until 1830hrs instead of going on to Arran?

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:12 pm
by riverman
Mechanical problem Allan, something to do with a gasket or wan o' those thingy's that goes up an doon, roon an roon, or in an oot!
I had two friends on board who got off at Largs, got the bus up to Gourock and ferry over to Kilcreggan where I picked them up.
She missed out Arran and returned keeping her on schedule.

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:33 pm
by Allan
Thanks for that Paul - let's hope it's just one of these things - the fewer the better.