Portwey on the Slipway September 2007
Portwey on the Slipway
September 2007

Photos by John Wickham


We've arrived, Portwey mooring up



Moored alongside the wall at Ramsgate



Portwey on the slipway after being pressure washed



Closer view of the Portwey on the slipway



Close up of Portwey's starboard prop & rudder



Portwey with primer patches



Portwey's port prop



More primered spots



Portwey on the slipway after being washed off



Portwey on the slipway after being washed off



Photos by John Wickham & Richard Seager


New doubler plate being added whilst a welder finishes the primered doubler



3 welders at work, finishing the doubler plate, only 2 hours before launch



Doubler having the seams welded



Clearing up before launching, whilst the doubler is still being finished off



Chief Engineer Chris takes a close up picture of the new starboard doubler



Work continues on welding the new doubler prior to being launched



Close up of the doubler plate



New anode fitted alongside old anode



Portwey's twin screws



New anode fitted alongside old anode


Photos by John Wickham


Here we go.. Portwey starts decending into the water



Slowly does it, as she continues to be lowered in



Portwey continues to enter the water



As she gets deeper in the water, the crew check for leaks



Portwey starts to float



Harbour boat removes the straps holding Portwey to the cradle



Portwey is towed off the cradle



Porwey clear of the cradle



Portwey being towed away from slipway



Portwey being towed away from slipway



Portwey being turned to be moored alongside the Baltic Warrior



Portwey being turned to be moored alongside the Baltic Warrior



Portwey secured alongside the Baltic Warrior



Portwey secured alongside the Baltic Warrior