Prior to work commencing on the funnel.
Image 1 - A general view of the funnel top indicates that the cowl may be in better condition than first thought, but will have a detailed inspection once it has been removed back to Southampton Marine’s workshop.
Image 2 - Whilst the cowl maybe OK, the uptake inside the funnel looks very distressed after nearly 60 years in a very corrosive environment. Our original “guestimmate” of the top 1 metre for replacement may not be far out. Note that the banding around the funnel lip has become detached.
Posted by Lewis Folland, Sat 25 Oct 2014