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Mikethewatch

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #555 on: August 27, 2013, 09:44:54 PM »
The words P*SS UP and BREWERY come to mind!

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #556 on: August 28, 2013, 08:12:42 AM »
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The words P*SS UP and BREWERY come to mind!

Have you ever tried organising a Pee up in a Brewery?   Believe me, it is extremely difficult, in fact nigh impossible!   
Or some people will tell you that!   ZXZ
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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #557 on: August 28, 2013, 09:26:32 PM »
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The work to strip the old fenders and buffers is easy in comparison to the constructive work needed to replace them.

The workers have been told to get the job done before Sept 3rd, however they think that is hilarious. Another 6 weeks is the absolute best they can complete in, even if they work flat-out.
The replacement fenders are being made but will not even leave MP Marine depot in Cumbria before 3rd Sept.

I am telling you now that the chances of The Waverley docking at Llandudno Pier as scheduled is ZERO.  It will not happen.
This is from those on site, and the Pier management too.
In fact it is rather cynical of the Waverley Company to have not yet refunded those passengers who have paid for tickets.

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #558 on: September 09, 2013, 09:43:48 AM »
The new rubber shock absorbers have been fitted to the Landing Stage:

Bri Roberts

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« Reply #559 on: September 09, 2013, 12:02:41 PM »
In that fixed position, I wonder will those shock absorbers be just as effective at high tide as they would be at low tide?

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« Reply #560 on: September 09, 2013, 05:06:26 PM »
Having spent many years sailing I suspect that the 'shock absorbers' will function at any level, since most tend to be either old rubber tyres or newly created air-filed rubber balloon-type structures.
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Trojan

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« Reply #561 on: September 09, 2013, 05:17:11 PM »
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In that fixed position, I wonder will those shock absorbers be just as effective at high tide as they would be at low tide?

Especially with two huge paddles jutting out on the port & starboard sides.

Note the M.U.F.C. funnel Bri.  :D



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« Reply #562 on: September 09, 2013, 05:35:44 PM »
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Especially with two huge paddles jutting out on the port & starboard sides.

I am no marine engineer but isn’t there a danger those rubber shock absorbers will be too high in the event of the Waverley berthing at low tide?

P.S. - I agree,Trojan. Good taste there with the choice of colours.

Trojan

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« Reply #563 on: September 09, 2013, 05:46:29 PM »
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I am no marine engineer but isn’t there a danger those rubber shock absorbers will be too high in the event of the Waverley berthing at low tide?

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #564 on: September 12, 2013, 12:01:45 AM »
You will notice that there are plenty of those hollow rubberised cylinders left

Another row, or rows will be added mounted on the pier supports.

A greenheart timber frame will then be mounted against the cylinders, but supported from the berthing head stucture itself, so that when a ship berths it "leans" on the frame and the rubber cylinders take the shock of the impact and movement of the ship whilst moored.

Won't it be more fitting if the Balmoral can be the ship to re-open the pier. She has been Llandudno's steamer since 1986, albeit no stranger before then.

To do this - she needs help too - so if there's any money left in the Gwynt Y Mor fund - send it this way please

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I'll guarantee that for every pound in fares the Balmoral picks up at Llandudno the twon will get five on hotel, food, souvenir and other spending!

Trojan

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« Reply #565 on: September 12, 2013, 01:24:22 AM »
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Won't it be more fitting if the Balmoral can be the ship to re-open the pier.

I would have liked to have seen The Manxman perform that honour, but there's not much chance of that.  :'(

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« Reply #566 on: September 12, 2013, 11:55:57 AM »
The trips over to the I of M were a great delight ( just so long as the weather was set fair )
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Trojan

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« Reply #567 on: September 13, 2013, 04:35:30 AM »
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The trips over to the I of M were a great delight ( just so long as the weather was set fair )

I remember coming back on King Orry in a force-8.  :puke2:

My Dad took me midships as it eliminated some of the roll and list of the ship at that point.

Didn"t do much for me though.  :puke2:

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #568 on: September 26, 2013, 04:23:17 PM »
The new Fenders have arrived and are being installed on the Landing Stage:

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #569 on: September 26, 2013, 08:49:49 PM »
Here's my new Fender.

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