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Rebuild of hull of paddle steamer Medway Queen
« on: January 31, 2007, 02:51:00 AM »
It was agreed by the Medway Queen Preservation Society, to accept
Frazer-Nash’s recommendation
that we should accept A&P’s quotation for the work. It is planned to
carry out the rebuilding of the hull    
at A&P’s Hebburn Yard, on Tyneside
The next stage is to get the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to
approve the hull design (which we want as close to the original as
 Saved parts as needed, will be eventually transported to the yard,
as work is progressed.
If all goes well Medway Towns, should see a new hull towed home in
early 2008, Stage One will have been completed.
Stage Two, the refit of the ship will have to be undertaken, still a
long way to go yet.
We still need funds to keep rolling in; there are many ways on our
website to help financially if you wish to contribute.  

Regards Len Knight webmaster MQPS. :)

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Rebuild of hull of paddle steamer Medway Queen
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 04:45:19 AM »
Great news Len - Hebburn is only about 35 miles north of me, so maybe I'll get to see the new hull being towed back down to you in 2008?

As Walter Snowdon has already mentioned to you, our paddler day in June will hopefully help a little in raising some more funds to restore the grand old lady, and also get the word out to people who may not even know about the vessel and her plight.

It's been a long hard slog for you (and everyone else involved), so I hope you can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, and eventually realise your dream....
~ Never, ever, argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience ~

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2007, 04:49:37 AM »
Thats great news, although I was hoping the hull would be built by Pendennis but hey ho.

I work in the tugs and towage industry and have a number of friends with tugs that work the UK coast. When time comes to tow her home let me know and I will see if any have tugs running light on the East Coast which may reduce your towage cost.



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