There has been good progress in several areas made by the volunteers this past week. Much aided by the fine weather. The main engines were run and checked, with cutting & welding the new bench brackets.
Volunteers renewed the wood sill-assembly, retaining the starboard rear double doors - also improving the deck water tightness in that area. They also devised a method of bringing down the engine room Lister blocks for safekeeping in the engine room alley.
Meanwhile, preparation, painting, varnishing...
Mopping up the leaks
Varnishing the steps
Starboard alleyway is clearer
Having a think...
Resting on deck
Varnishing the pursers office windows
Determining the thread size
Son of Capt. Euan Waugh visits
Searching for items to PAT test
Fitting liners to the Generator
Fitting a new Sewage Pump
Taking a well earned rest
Port side of the Pursers Office
Sealing the decks
Practicing ballet moves...
Cleaning the Engine Casing
Completing the Flywheel
Barry & Louise Walsh visit Balmoral
Starting the Generator
A Meeting of Minds: Vice Presidents of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society aboard Balmoral
Today we received...
Final day of the July work logs.
Next week, we will be running the Main Engines, together with all auxiliary gear.
Lamps in the Britannia lounge
Varnishing the Bridge Dodgers
Today we had nine volunteers onboard, each taking on and achieving a great deal of work.
In the Britannia Lounge volunteers refurbished the light fittings, while also hosting visitors to the ship. An excellent job has also been accomplished on the bridge deck, rubbing down the woodwork ready for re-varnishing.
Work commenced on the...
On this day
The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) chartered the MV BALMORAL from P&A Campbell for a 'GRAND DAY OUT' to Ilfracombe and Lundy from Bristol’s Hotwells Wharf, Clevedon, Cardiff, Penarth and Weston.
In 1970 this was to be the second charter of the MV Balmoral by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. Earlier in the year she was chartered for a circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight. On this occasion, the charter was arranged by Pat Murrell for a voyage...
Today the Balmoral will be stepping up to help re-imagine the Atlantic Crossings, faced by elders of the Windrush generation. The vessel will be delivering an innovative project by providing a setting for poetry workshops online.
Our goal is to inform the youth on the contribution of our elders, while providing inspiring resources to help educate and inform. Together, we want to deliver an innovative project for Windrush Day that will be made fully accessible to children online. Young...
Today the finishing touches to the engine room casing were applied, while volunteers continued work on sealing the decks. Down below volunteers continued to mop out the leaks from the dining saloon. Our trustee and director, Douglas Naysmith, attended to keep an eye on operations, while PAT testing was taking place in the lower bar.
On Tuesday 7th July 2020 our new compressor will be delivered. Since the lockdown, it has been kindly stored at the home residence of a...