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ex master of Goudie

January 22 2012 at 8:48 PM
Andrew  (Login Sandbar1)
from IP address 220.157.93.250


Response to A real Cinderella

 

Andrew calling from sunny Nowra.

Great looking model of Goudie. I was one of the masters of her & the Victory at Stony Point Bouy Depot from 1973 to 1984.
I loved the straight eight Gardener diesel. When I started work on her it was chain and rod steering which was a major job to turn the wheel if we had to maneuver. One day while towing a counterweight buoy we overheated to engine. It was then decided to take Goudie to Williamstown for an upgrade. When we picked it up some time later we had hydraulic steering with wheelhouse control for the engine. Up to then we used the telegraph to ring down for direction & speed.

I always wondered what happened to her and the Victory, who had the 6 cylinder Gardener diesel.
regards Andrew

 
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