Portwey on the Slipway July/August/September 2010
Portwey on the Slipway
July/August/September 2010

Pictures by J Wickham, R Seager and R Albanese


Portwey on arrival at Ramsgate



Portwey on arrival at Ramsgate



Portwey at Ramsgate



Prior to slipping, Portwey was moved from the commercial quay to the pontoons in the outer harbour


Pictures by J Wickham, R Seager and R Albanese


Portwey was slipped on 09/08/2010 and these pics are from later that day, showing one side had been pressure washed



An unusual scene, two steam tugs, nearly together


People looking at Portwey on the slip



Whilst the boat was out of the water, we took the opportunity to lap in the hull valves


Whilst the boat was out of the water, we took the opportunity to lap in the hull valves



We also adjusted our outboard shaft seals to slow down our loss of stern tube oil


We also adjusted our outboard shaft seals to slow down our loss of stern tube oil



The yard foreman made us a spanner to fit the shaft seals


Cleaning the seal before adjusting

Pictures by R Seager


Can you 'spot' the difference?  Portwey after being spot primed



Yard foreman cutting off the old zinc anodes


An area of localised corrosion was found on the keel and this was plated over



The anti-fouling coating was applied



New magnesium anodes fitted



The finished boat



Slipway crew removing the safety line of the cradle



Cradle entering the water


A short video of Portwey being towed off the cradle


Portwey being moored against the commercial quay


Portwey seen at low tide on the same day as launching 27/08/10



Portwey on her way back to London