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Old 13th February 2006, 06:43
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The last I heard of the above mentioned tug that she was being sold to a Canadian owner has anybody got any update on this vessel
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Old 13th February 2006, 09:22
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Mentioned on Clydesite
http://www.clydesite.co.uk/clydebuil...ingcompany.asp
It says she is under "restoration", but they are removing the Steam Plant and replacing it with a Diesel Engine????????????????????. Shame!

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There is also a link to her own site
http://www.flyingbuzzard.co.uk/
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Old 3rd March 2006, 20:24
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Thank you for the info,she was a grand old lady and I agree with you inregards to the removal of the Steam Engine it would have been great for her to retain her original plant but thats life these days.
I guess I will have to dig deeper into her whereabouts
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Old 3rd March 2006, 20:37
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The steam engine is gone, and there are pictures to prove it.
Apparently it was not an important part of the "restoration".

http://www.flyingbuzzard.com/

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Old 3rd March 2006, 21:50
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Thanks Bruce
Excellent web site of the old girl,will have to keep an eye open for her when she comes over to Canada
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Old 21st May 2006, 20:12
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The official website of the Flying Buzzard is www.flyingbuzzard.com. We've owned her for two years now, the boilers were removed when we got her so she was no longer viable in steam (our regret too!). We are, however, giving her a new life so check out the website and contact us if you want any further info., help also appreciated!
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Old 21st May 2006, 20:29
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How do you like me so far ????

Your friendly west coast Canadian calling! Just joined up to this site and wondering if anyone has information on ex-crew and passengers that may have been on the Flying Buzzard (ex Clyde tug/tender, 1951)? She's presently in Maryport, NW Cumbria but we're taking her over to Canada in the fall (www.flyingbuzzard.com).
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Old 21st May 2006, 20:55
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Welcome to SN Mike and good luck with your restoration work on Flying Buzzard.

I hope you will find much of interest here - please feel free to contribute to the threads. You may wish to post some photos of FB as you progress.

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Old 21st May 2006, 21:08
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Old 21st May 2006, 21:43
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Hi mike', and welcome! hope the restoration goes well loo forward to the PIC'S
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Old 21st May 2006, 22:29
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Having looked at your website, Julie and you have certainly embarked on a massive project. Well done and best wishes for your continued success.
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Old 22nd May 2006, 00:31
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Welcome Mike and good luck with the project.
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Old 22nd May 2006, 06:33
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Hope you could save the triple expansion engine and store for a later use. this is a very rare piece of engineering now.

If the boilers were removed, this is supposed to be the least annoying as it is a good deal to replace them with modern ones.

The experience of changing boilers on the waverley allowed to dratically cut oil consuption, although it stil remains superior to that of a modern diesel.


The other advantage is that a new boiler can burn with a much lower level of toxic emissions (CO, NO..) thanks to the regular nature of a flame in opposition to an (internal) explosion.

Anyway, I guess this is too late, and it is easy to say but needs $$$$ to do, which is not that easy.

Congratulations for saving this cute little ship from the scrap
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Old 22nd May 2006, 10:04
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Old 15th March 2007, 23:08
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Hi all
Has anyone any idea what has become of 'Flying Buzzard' last heard of at Maryport,Cumbria. She was a Cyde steam tug, sunk by tow and refloated.
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Old 15th March 2007, 23:46
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Welcome to SN Darrel from Lancashire.

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A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership.

Have a look at this thread for more information on Flying Buzzard:

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Old 16th March 2007, 09:03
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Darrel, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings. Bon Voyage
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Old 17th September 2007, 03:27
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Flying Buzzard

There was a post concerning the Flying Buzzard,I found this on youtube a video of the old girl doing her trials after she was converted to diesel:
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Nice to see the old girl under way again. I went aboard several years ago, when she was a tourist attraction in Maryport. Anyone have any details on when/where/by whom she was re-engined and put back into commission?
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Old 17th September 2007, 09:32
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Old 3rd December 2008, 11:59
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Holyhead Coastguard have just spoken to Flying Buzzard. She is currently 8 miles SW of Bardsey Island, bound for Fishguard and ultimately for Vancouver BC.
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Peter, for details, see here: http://www.flyingbuzzard.com/
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