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  • William the Fourth 
     
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    The view from the tree of knowledge - looks like a phoenix rising. it's been a long slow process but the wait will be worth it. Just waiting for the slipway repairs to be completed then rebirth is complete.

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    The big Genset has come aboard! With help from another of our generous supporters, Structural Cranes, the auxiliary power supply has been lifted into the engine room, about to be slid into position. Three new diesel fuel tanks are next.

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    Scaffolding provided by our friends at Instant Access has been erected 6m high to allow all work at the stern to be completed.

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    Taking Shape: Great work:

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    Better every day:

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    On a cold wet day in winter there could be no better place to be than refurbishing the cabinets in the galley. Marc's a craftsman.

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    Work on the exterior of the ship is in full swing. Today the recently grit-blasted paddles get a new coat of paint. Soon they will be shiny and ready to get back into the water. Shipwright Tom's brother Will on the job.

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    Early Days: William on Newcastle Harbour: Notice the sailor up the mast:

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    Dave the grit blaster from TW Woods is on the job cleaning the paddles for repainting. Equipment provided by Rodgers Bros, a good supporter and one of Newcastle's long heritage companies.

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    This is part of the motley crew that missed church this morning and volunteered their early Sunday morning in the middle of winter to work outside in the cold.

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    Another big step forward. The ship's barge is getting a total restoration including a new skin along the port side and complete repaint. It's only months now to the big day - and you can join us - make contact now. Good work Wolfgang!

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    Final coat: Signal Green. It's spreading rapidly around the ship. Starting to look like the good old days.

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    Ready to go in:The main engine and gearbox take a trip to the UGM workshop to have hydraulic pump fitted prior to installation into the ship. Another great sponsorship effort.

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    What a job, but getting there.

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