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Posted on 11/07/2013 by Stephen Attenborough


Work on board continues with weatherproofing of the focle, where a drip strip has been fitted above the door to stop the water running down the inside of the door and flashband has been applied over the holes as a temporary measure until a new plate is welded or riveted in. Steel caps have also been fabricated to fit over other holes in the deck where…

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Preparations for boiler inspection

Posted on 23/05/2013 by Stephen Attenborough


This week during our regular Wednesday evening working parties we continued working towards getting the boiler ready for an initial inspection around the begining of June. Previously we'd put the boiler room floor back in place and began to loosen off some of the fittings around the ends of the furnaces to gain access. This week we removed the cast…

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Weekend Works

Posted on 25/04/2013 by Stephen Attenborough


With the gangway in place and good weather over the weekend we took the oportunity to look through the 'to do' list and make a start on some of the higher priority jobs. We moved everything out of the galley, where, over the years, condensation has caused the paint to flake off, and look a bit tired, as an interim solution we scraped the loose…

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Gangway lifted into place

Posted on 22/04/2013 by Stephen Attenborough


We are delighted to say, after much hard work ashore building the gangway it was installed on Saturday 13th April, we can now safely traverse between ship and shore, this will pave the way for further work onboard in readiness to recieve visitors onboard. So, if you're interested in seeing onboard Freshspring or would like to get involved please…

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Gangway work ashore

Posted on 18/02/2013 by Stephen Attenborough


Work ashore has been progressing with the fabrication of a raised structure to sit on the aft deck of Freshspring, onto which the gangway can attach. Due to how the ship moves around with the tide, we need to make sure the gangway can move around also, without damaging the quay or the ship. To enable this, the upper part of the structure has a central…

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