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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dgray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2012 at 10:23pm
Well said.  After all, this is our heritage for our children and their children.

After the problems with the engines, people may wonder how the heck these people get to be put in charge of these projects.

I don't want to be unfair but all the news on the boats recently seems a bit doom & gloom.  In the interests  of balance,  what successes have they had?

Maybe they should consider giving  some/all   of the boats to a trust that will keep them in the water   (Garth/MTB102 perhaps)?

Just my half'pence  worth...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AndyS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2012 at 3:25am
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Where did you read that figure?
It would be interesting to hear what the scope was.
For the simple work described, I am with Phil, that quote is twaddle.
Either there is  huge work scope or someone does not know what they arree daling with here, either the type of boat or the repair method required for this particular boat.
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A brief breakdown of the repairs required can be read Here
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2012 at 8:53am
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Yes,  many thanks to Pioneer, that is indeed where I read about the cost, yes that was what I was driving at, OK perhaps it is the much, I am not suggesting I know, but would always question in terms of boat repairs, age old thing, anything to do with marine repairs most certainly shop around if possible, appreciate this is not a standard vessel! but still.... thanks again,
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote phil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2012 at 8:55am
Its already out of the water so theres no cost there . Material cost is minimal so that leaves about 3500 man hours or two man years to fix it! Umm? sounds like another serious case of no knowledge of the subject , no change there then ! Two good blokes would wrap it up in under a week . 35k each ! nice work if you can get it .
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Although I have no personal connection with MGB 81 or her owners (only through the Moderation of this Forum) I feel that everyone should be made aware of the complete details surrounding the work, upkeep and costs involved in this latest phase to MGB 81.

 

She is now back in the water after the Hull repaint (so the cost of another lift has to be added in the said calculations). There will obviously be the additional costs for the repair to the P brackets and Hull the removal and complete overhaul of the centre engine, not forgetting the cost of actually having her out of the water (ground rent?). The 70.000 figure is, I understand, to include the cost of running, maintaining and insuring her for the next three years, so the figure of 70.000 should be seen as a realistic target for any Appeal that may be launched.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote phil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2012 at 5:22pm
previous comments state she may becoming ashore in a year or so as a static exhibit so why the appeal ? Does anyone know whats going on? looks like a case of one hand not knowing what the other is doing
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Hi there,
 
Many thanks for the up date, yes OK if that figure includes the running costs etc....fair point re the news in What's New saying they want to lay her up post 2014 and D day comemerations,  said before, costs of running are high and fundraising not easy I know for sure, again said, millions can be poured into SOME historic ships, fraction of which would keep the likes of MGB 81 plus MTB 102, Medusa going for a while...
 
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Hi there,
 
Been bugging me this, if there is rot around brackets, presume? some sort of protection was done before re-launch otherewise, just putting rotting wood in the water to continue....
 
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Hi there,

Caught a piece on BBC news this morning showing MGB81 underway and talking about going to France next year with veterans, mentioned 100,000 to re-furbish engines, talk of BAE were going to do the work but with the closure of shipbuilding...., I would hope this could be sorted, with millions spent on Mary Rose, fine, but still...well, I would make albeit small contribution if asked, mentioned of course the engines are German, Manns?, perhaps....but maybe a bit to far to ask them for help!,

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