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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    That's a benefit

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    Quote Originally Posted by xyachtdave View Post
    Sorry didn't notice the other crane, thought the rusty one was doing the lifting, hence my surprise!

    That old crane is probably listed, think it was installed in 1930s.
    "They" spent a small fortune preserving the crane on the opposite bank just below MDL lock and large fortune tarting up the crane at Rochester waterside in "Limehouse Reach", cost rumoured to be about 300.000.
    Patmans wharf was once used to load sand from the adjacent pit into barges for transit to the Ford Motor Works.
    The sand was apparently ideal for moulding the castings for engine blocks.
    Can personally remember unloading steel bar/rods there when wharf was still active.


    New yard management is trying to get rid of some long term tenants, three boats have been siezed due to non payment of storage costs. One boat (a Broom ) has been there for 20 years to my knowledge. Both its engines were removed at some point and left lying under boat. A large wooden boat is only fit for firewood.
    Suspect this the case in many boatyards up and down the country, stuff well past its sink by date and no plan to tackle the problem
    Next time you are passing below Rochester Bridge look at the ever increasing flottilla of abandoned wrecks being quietly dumped by owners and boatyards after dark in Strood Bight.
    Last edited by oldgit; 10-03-19 at 08:39.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    Quote Originally Posted by Startline Al View Post
    Very innovative Fred, we've got to come out sometime soon.
    Do you know anyone that would be able to fit new shaft seals ( in a couple of months)
    .I've still got to work out what I want, got DSS at the moment.
    No suggestions apart from the usual suspects.Do know that a couple of club members did try to get a lift in Gillingham Marina in May and were told no prospect in near future, as totally booked.
    Never personally had any luck with MDL after Mike Gates departure.
    Not sure about Medway Bridge or Cuxton.
    Problem with those two as you know, is tidal restrictions.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    I can get it lifted next door at Port Medway, its finding a reliable and competent person to do the work as I think it may be a job I don't have the tools for.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    Will ask around at club somebody must have had it done at some point. !

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    Thanks Fred.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Patmans Wharf. Upnor

    Is that a corniche? Looks very similar if not

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