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    Posted: 17 December 2007 at 10:04pm

Pioneer,

A relevant poem on more than one count,

as I said before the gremlins attacked, I have learned a lot, in particular to prepare well before going to sea. Also no envy as I have the choice not to go out if the weather is not too good!

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So he sweated, grafted and learned a lot
Gave to the ship all that he’d got.
He enjoyed the life that he had made,

No envy now for those with braid.

From a Poem by “Jock” Roy Paul (1936 – 2007)

 



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Sorry to hear there was quite so much water coming in! reminds me of "happy" former days with the Medway Queen, water creeping up and pumps failing!. I do hope she tightens up soon, all the best for now,

 

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It seems like a long time ago now but at about 7:00 this morning MASB '32 left Lowestoft for the short trip round to Yarmouth, the trip was not entirely straight forward because of the amount of water which flooded in from the bows, the photo below is to describe where the water was upto....

 

 

At the worst point which happened 3 times as the pipe either fell off the salvage pump or it lost suction the  water was level with the toilet seat in the head and then in the next compartment it was 2-3 inches over the floorboards(which were floating about) bearing in mind the bilge is about 2 feet deep and widens to about 8 feet that was a lot of water which was flowing through the doorway to the next compartment which was only about 18 inches deep but linked to the fuel tank space, I had to raise the electic connectors for the bilge pumps 3 inches to keep them out of the water!

Luckily the engine compartment was watertight and was no problem.

The trip round was only about an hour but the sea was a bit 'choppy' and it was as much as me and my mate Tom could do to keep the pumps all pumping and stay on our feet! luckily we had a very experienced skipper with us who kept calm throughout, I think I hid my fear quite well as if I had had a spare second I may have soiled my underwear! Tom also concealed his state of panic until we had tied up in Yarmouth!

we left the skipper in Yarmouth and carried with a much more relaxing cruise to our destination. I would like to point out that the water ingress was not from any part of the boat worked on at Newsons, I think it was mainly from the bows above the chine. As she sits at the moment the aft pump rarely cuts in the mid pump is cutting in occaisonally and the fore pump cuts in and out every five mins or so...

 

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Hello Clive

Yes the site has had a 'malfunction' - It began when 'tramontana' noticed that you could not 'Post' images up in the Merchant Navy section - this was reported to the Web Master - he had to re-install the master copy from Saturday (to get that section working properly) but new 'Postings' from that date were 'lost' 

Apologies to all - but now sorted.

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I only sailed 32 across the dock. It was the Wizards magic men, Gary and Craig, that did the difficult bits with the hull damage. Now Clive just needs to restore the rest of the boat before he starts thinking of more power and guns.

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Quite agree, she has a great shape and indeed we should acknowledge Hector's efforts to save her. Now, "all" that is needed is some grey paint, bit of alteration on the top sides and some guns....!

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tramontana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2007 at 10:12am

Just had a look at S32 in the water on Newson's web site, well done Magic finger's and your team, doesn't that bow shape look magnificent, like a curled top lip and of course well done Clive for  bringing her home after Hector's efforts in keeping her from the mad chainsaw men all those years ago which has prolonged her life for us to drool over her lovely shape. Best Wishes and a Merry Crimbo to the people involved.

 

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That's great to hear on both counts! I bet she (32) did take on a bit of water after so long ashore but hopefully that will gradually improve, all the best.

 

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Well she's back where she belongs, launched at 11am this morning and although she took a far bit of water to start with we were able to get her off the cradle and onto the pontoons.
MTB 102 is now in the workshop and ready for her bit of work, pictures on newson web site.

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