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P/S Waverley operating seasons post 2020 boiler re-fit.

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by 60017, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. 60017

    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

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    Things are going well for the old girl, with the limited 2020 season being extended a little.

    https://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/

    Look forward to seeing what 2021 has to offer :)
     
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    Oh dear....
     
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    End of season ?
     
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    BBC in Scotland reports that seventeen people were injured. Arrangements had to be made to get folk back home as well, which took a while. The vessel has to go into dry dock for repair so probably that may be it for this year.
     
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    After all the previous bumps I'm surprised they are not a lot more careful when approaching piers.

    Is this the same crew as hit Rothesay in '17?
     
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    Although unwise to randomly speculate at this stage the more reliable accounts suggest the possibility of a malfunction of steam reversing gear.
     
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    The only marine triple expansion engine I have much experience on working was on the SS Freshspring, a much smaller machine with a 'rotary' reversing engine - and a right !?!** it was, but in extremis you could haul the thing over by hand.

    Waverley has 'Steam Hydraulic' - similar to loco power reversers, there is an 'emergency' gear where you can pump it over by hand but its not something that can be done at the drop of a hat.

    A good report here

    https://crsc.org.uk/what-now-for-waverley/
     
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    A paddle steamer should have better "brakes" than a screw-driven vessel, because a screw is less effective astern whereas paddles should be equally good in either direction. However evidently something went wrong and we wait to find out what.
     

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