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waxy

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TSS dover
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:04:25 PM »


 
donations needed to help restore this vessel, she is the last surviving purpose built steam ro-ro ferry.
more info can be found on tssdover.co.uk
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adamD98

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Re: TSS dover
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 11:33:37 PM »

I live 5 minutes from her current position on the river Tees. She's in a very very sorry state  {:-{  I have some photo's somewhere.
 
 I'm more than happy to dig in when it comes to restoring her  :-))
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Re: TSS dover
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 12:42:41 AM »

according to the website she is in a restorable condition, although it will take some work  :((
if you have some photo's why not forward them to the ttsdover.co.uk website who i'm sure would be greatfull.
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Re: TSS dover
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 11:05:46 AM »

Having looked at the website, the whole project seems to be in cloud cuckoo land to me!
 
The ship has sunk, the machinery spaces are flooded and irreplaceable fittings have been stolen by metal thieves etc. The 'estimate' to bring her back into service is 14m - the actual cost could easily be three times that, I'd hate to think what new boilers alone might cost. And that is assuming that the hull is in fact sound when it is very likely that much of the plating will now be too thin and require replacing. Just imagine what a rewire would cost too!
 
And then, if by some miracle, they do get her working again, the intention is to use her as a coastal cruising vessel when the much smaller and attractive PS Waverley can't support herself in this way and needs regaular cash injections to keep her going.
 
Save your money chaps!
 
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