By Martin Neville
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The crane used in a bid to lift the hull of K1 Britannia. Picture by George Chastney.
TECHNICAL issues thwarted an attempt to lift the mighty hull of the Britannia from the apron at Venture Quays last week.
However, the team behind the prestigious K1 Britannia restoration project say the issues can be overcome and another attempt will be made sometime between October 17 and November 4.
As previously reported, the huge hull of the 52 metre-long replica of King George V’s famous yacht is to be taken from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth.
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by steve cummings
12th October 2013, at 11:31:33
Its only heavy because it is full of water. If you look underneath you will find a plug. Pull out the plug and the water will all drain away! :>)
by alan naylor
11th October 2013, at 15:04:00
WHOS FUNDING THIS APERY I HAVE A WONDERFUL IDEA AND PROPERSITION TO PUT TO THEM
by Michael Douse
11th October 2013, at 12:01:17
Maybe the extra weight is accounted for by the report that the hull has apparently grown considerably from 37 metres last year (see below) to 52 metres this year (see above) !!I wonder what really happened.
by Tom Spragg
11th October 2013, at 09:26:45
In answer to your original question Michael, and based on the information in your second post, I'm guessing the "technical issues" are that the yacht is too damn heavy for the crane they've got ... again
by Terry Dalley
11th October 2013, at 01:55:59
Yet another waste of time and money on a project that will benefit no one.
by Stephen Elliott
10th October 2013, at 22:40:53
They won't say why because it's a secret...shhh
10th October 2013, at 20:34:38
Sounds familiar..........in 2012 ........''The replica yacht Britannia was due to be lifted out of the water today (Friday March 9) but was too heavy for the crane company.Despite being hoisted clear into the air by a floating crane her lift supervisor called off the job when he discovered the yacht weighed 13 tons more than had been estimated. The gathering of press and well wishers watched in dismay as the 122ft (37m) vessel was gently lowered back into the water. They will now try again on Monday.''http://www.classicboat.co.uk/news/britannia-replica-goes-back-in-the-water/
by Russell Palin
10th October 2013, at 19:50:18
Well at least we know how heavy it is this time....
10th October 2013, at 19:29:46
Any information regarding the 'Technical Issues' yet ?
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