As you can see from the photo the wheel has no floats fitted. After the assembly has been removed from the low loader this was the next task. A team made up of Garvel Clyde & Waverley engineers worked through the night to refit all but the two lowermost floats - these would be fitted when the assembly was back in it's rightful position on the ship.
The following photos show the wheel after being removed from the low loader (below) and completion of the re-fitting of the floats early the following morning (below right). The huge wing nut which is fitted to the end of the shaft can be seen clearly in the photo below - this ensures that once assembled the unit stays in position.
Hmmm! Something not right here!! The top of Waverley's paddlebox on the dockside waiting to be refitted. The platform and lights will be located on top of this part.
This was a heartening sight! Work continues apace.
We've got two wheels on our paddler again!!!!!