Second PSPS Visit to George Prior Engineering, Great Yarmouth
3 June 2000
Waverley at GPE's wharf, viewed from across the River Yare. Image by Stuart Cameron
|Ian McMillan, Project Director, welcomed the party to Great Yarmouth.|
On the quayside by the gangway aboard, the main engine crankshaft gleamed in the sunshine.
Waverley's paddle box without paddles!
The after deck shelter standing in the workshop where it had been fabricated in aluminium. It is due to be lifted into place in the next week. The pale green is primer paint.
Inside the deck shelter, the numerous beams to support the Observation Deck are visible.
|The absence of so much weight has brought Waverley's rudder well out of the water.|
The view along the port side looking for'ard. The sponsons had been refitted since our first visit.
In a store shed, various parts awaited refitting. Here, the main engine eccentrics are stacked next to the Low Pressure cylinder cover (foreground).
Several auxiliaries have been refurbished by Waverley staff in Glasgow. This pump had just been returned from Scotland.
Also back from north of the border, the air pump lies on its side.
|In the joinery shop, legs for bar
stools and tables awaited fitting to the new furniture to
the original designs.
Image by Stuart Cameron
Here are some drawers to be fitted to built-in units on board. Image by Stuart Cameron
The refurbished roller shutter for the Langs Supreme Bar is stacked together with a screen from the after deck shelter and handrails from the Dining Saloon. Image by Stuart Cameron
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