Waverley’s First Move of 2009
Monday 18th May saw P.S. Waverley make her first move downriver from her winter berth in Glasgow – without turning a paddle wheel! In order to allow recommissioning work on the boilers to continue while other routine inspections are carried out in the drydock, Waverley was towed to Greenock where she entered Garvel Drydock late on Monday afternoon.
(Note: As Waverley’s engine and Paddle Wheels are directly connected through the crank shaft, the Paddle Wheels were “tethered” in order to stop rotation and avoid movement of the engine components – a few sore arms and shoulders among Saturday’s volunteers are testament to the “tethering” work done)
Two tugs, Bruiser and Battler of Clyde Marine Services were used in the move
reflecting the work undertaken during the winter by crew,
and volunteers, on deck and superstructure,