Skilled riveters required urgently
By: Colin Tyson
Paddle Steamer PS Medway Queen is currently having its hull reconstructed in Bristol.
Unfortunately, the project is currently running behind, principally because of the shipyard and our own inability to find any skilled riveters. You may be aware that the majority of the riveting on the ship is being done by a hydraulic 'squeeze' method which has proved very successful, but it is not possible to reach all of the rivets by this method, leaving a substantial minority of rivets that need to be done by the traditional pneumatic method.
It should be emphasised that the work required is hot riveting on fairly heavy rivets and is not bench or shop work but is all 'in situ', most in difficult to access places, so is not for the faint hearted or those with limited skills.
If you are aware of anyone possessing the necessary skills, who is available for work, hopefully for an immediate start, please contact me direct on my email address or by contacting our office in Gillingham and speaking to myself or Brian Burton at 01634 575717 or 07985 595770.
Obviously payment is negotiable and I accept that the work being in Bristol potentially throws up the issues of travelling expenses and lodging costs.
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