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Search: Posts Made By: GlennysF
Forum: Say Hello 14th June 2011, 22:10
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By GlennysF
Hi T, and welcome. My husband and I are...

Hi T, and welcome.

My husband and I are considering living on a narrowboat for a couple of years when he retires at the end of this year. Any pointers or tips you could give us would be greatly...
Forum: Bank Line 14th June 2011, 19:15
Replies: 35
Views: 6,541
Posted By GlennysF
I was a wife who sailed with her husband,...

I was a wife who sailed with her husband, unfortunately only for one trip, but what a trip. We ran aground leaving Ijmuiden and had to be towed to Amsterdam for repair. One of the ABs literally...
Forum: Say Hello 14th June 2011, 00:48
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By GlennysF
Hiya diadem. Welcome to the site. What about a...

Hiya diadem. Welcome to the site. What about a wee bit of information about yourself?
Forum: Say Hello 12th June 2011, 07:29
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By GlennysF
Thanks so much for that Spongebob. It brought...

Thanks so much for that Spongebob. It brought back some marvellous memories. I'd almost forgotten the old vehicular ferries, although as a child, before the bridge was built, we used to travel on...
Forum: Say Hello 12th June 2011, 06:02
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By GlennysF
Welcome, Ferryman. You'll find lots of Kiwis on...

Welcome, Ferryman. You'll find lots of Kiwis on this site (including me).

I used to love the old Auckland ferries. Last time I was up there we took a trip to Devonport on the hydrofoil but it...
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2011, 08:50
Replies: 26
Views: 3,914
Posted By GlennysF
Well, partly right. He was from Thornliebank. ...

Well, partly right. He was from Thornliebank. Did his apprenticeship at British Polar Engines.

He was good to all his fellow workers. He gave them a job and knock every day in port. If he had a...
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2011, 06:56
Replies: 26
Views: 3,914
Posted By GlennysF
Errr...maybe I shouldn't tell you that our...

Errr...maybe I shouldn't tell you that our honeymoon was delayed by about 3 days because he got so drunk on our wedding night that he couldn't get rid of his hangover.

We spent the first night of...
Forum: Say Hello 10th June 2011, 00:30
Replies: 26
Views: 3,914
Posted By GlennysF
Hi and welcome, Aberdonian. I have very...

Hi and welcome, Aberdonian.

I have very pleasant memories of your beautiful city, having spent my honeymoon there. I can't remember the name of the hotel we stayed at but it was right across from...
Forum: Say Hello 9th June 2011, 21:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,662
Posted By GlennysF
I don't even remember a public bar in the GN. ...

I don't even remember a public bar in the GN. All I remember is the lounge bar with the potted palms and some old duck playing on the piano. Happy days, or daze, depending on the time.

Does...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2011, 20:54
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
Seriously, Derek, I wouldn't have got the answer...

Seriously, Derek, I wouldn't have got the answer myself except that I did remember Buggerlugs telling me of their problem with the wood, so I guessed it would be something similar.

The hints about...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2011, 20:45
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
You really don't think a few engineers are going...

You really don't think a few engineers are going to scare me off, do you? Wait until you know me better. I've been known to reduce Chief Engineers to tears (well, one anyway when he wakes up and...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2011, 10:55
Replies: 33
Views: 4,929
Posted By GlennysF
Hi Jim, Actually, this particular engine...

Hi Jim,

Actually, this particular engine wasn't a Doxford. It was an M.A.N. It was the whole engine room that he loved because it was maintained so immaculately by the Chinese crew. Everything...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2011, 06:17
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
He dropped a lightbulb down the bilge. Fix: ...

He dropped a lightbulb down the bilge.

Fix: Smash the lightbulb.
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2011, 00:03
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
Buggerlugs (husband) tells me I don't know what...

Buggerlugs (husband) tells me I don't know what I'm talking about if I think an old dunger with steam auxiliaries would have a bilge alarm on it.
Forum: The Engine Room 9th June 2011, 00:01
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
He's put the foot valve on upside down so it's...

He's put the foot valve on upside down so it's acting as a non-return valve in the wrong direction.
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2011, 22:11
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
Hah! When my husband left the sea he became a...

Hah! When my husband left the sea he became a surveyor. Now, not only can I talk about bilge pumps I can talk about cranes, lifts, various pressure vessels including boilers, and assorted welding...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2011, 20:52
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
(Can anyone believe how boring the conversations...

(Can anyone believe how boring the conversations in our house can get?)
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2011, 20:51
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
Was the bilge alarm wired up the wrong way?

Was the bilge alarm wired up the wrong way?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th June 2011, 06:54
Replies: 37
Views: 3,752
Posted By GlennysF
Who knows - too many EU citizens coming in at...

Who knows - too many EU citizens coming in at once maybe. All I remember of that hellish time was being horribly embarrassed by buggerlugs (husband) who lost his temper and shouted at the poor...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th June 2011, 06:49
Replies: 37
Views: 3,752
Posted By GlennysF
Actually, I read recently on the UK government...

Actually, I read recently on the UK government website that you can apply to have your partner's passport specially stamped to allow him/her to go with you through the quicker checks.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th June 2011, 06:30
Replies: 37
Views: 3,752
Posted By GlennysF
I'm not the dual citizen. My husband is. He'd...

I'm not the dual citizen. My husband is. He'd forgotten to renew his other passport so had to use his Kiwi one.

He'll never forget passport renewal again.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th June 2011, 06:08
Replies: 37
Views: 3,752
Posted By GlennysF
Try being a dual citizen and using your NZ...

Try being a dual citizen and using your NZ passport when travelling to the UK. Even when you're first in line at Immigration you get shoved out of the way to let a whole plane load of Bulgarians...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2011, 05:51
Replies: 55
Views: 6,725
Posted By GlennysF
My husband had a similar problem on one of his...

My husband had a similar problem on one of his ships.

He reckoned something was down there acting like a foot valve on the bilge suction. They poked around with broom handles and found a flat...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 8th June 2011, 01:41
Replies: 13
Views: 4,503
Posted By GlennysF
I read A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush while at...

I read A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush while at sea with my husband. I'd run out of my own reading material and it was about the only thing available. I didn't fancy it much but once I started I...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th June 2011, 00:24
Replies: 33
Views: 4,929
Posted By GlennysF
Yep, he loved engines, especially Doxfords. I...

Yep, he loved engines, especially Doxfords. I can recall not long after meeting me he took me over to visit another ship in port. I was all aquiver wondering what was going on, when he essentially...
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