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Search: Posts Made By: lakercapt
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 13th July 2020, 22:46
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By lakercapt
I think you may correct as I too thought Florence...

I think you may correct as I too thought Florence was too close to the canal bank and got caught with bank suction as I can't think that steering gear failure was the problem.
I too was at the...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th July 2020, 03:44
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By lakercapt
Having been in this area many times I don't...

Having been in this area many times I don't understand what happened to Florence Spirit as she seemed to veer to the wrong side of the canal. It is normal to keep to the right and allow a one whistle...
Forum: The Galley 24th May 2020, 23:15
Replies: 133
Views: 36,721
Posted By lakercapt
A splash of that and some raw sugar (from the...

A splash of that and some raw sugar (from the cargo) and a large tot of the famous elixir Four Bells Rum and you had a wonderful refreshing bevy.
Forum: The Galley 24th May 2020, 17:34
Replies: 133
Views: 36,721
Posted By lakercapt
I never at any time enjoyed doing the Masters...

I never at any time enjoyed doing the Masters inspections but it was a requirement off the company. Mainly to see their property was being cared for and no unauthorized fitting or electrical...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th May 2020, 12:23
Replies: 33
Views: 7,905
Posted By lakercapt
Pat these weird contraptions were called Hulett's...

Pat these weird contraptions were called Hulett's and were designed specifically for lake boats which had 12 feet between centre hatches. Very efficient but alas there are none working anywhere on...
Forum: Wrecks 3rd May 2020, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By lakercapt
Then out to anchor to batten down as they did not...

Then out to anchor to batten down as they did not allow you to lie alongside. On lake boats we did not have this problem and had pumped out most of the ballast tanks before berthing. Using only one...
Forum: Wrecks 3rd May 2020, 13:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By lakercapt
IOC loads in Sept Iles were very quick and Pointe...

IOC loads in Sept Iles were very quick and Pointe Noire on the other side was not quite so fast.
Thankfully as I was in there too many times and never had a run ashore except a dash to the stores.
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 21st March 2020, 17:23
Replies: 43
Views: 21,618
Posted By lakercapt
It was unfortunate there were some in this...

It was unfortunate there were some in this company who were educated in the old tramp school (the master can do what he likes when he like so tough luck all you crew).
I did meet a couple of real...
Forum: Ship Research 4th March 2020, 12:44
Replies: 30
Views: 3,771
Posted By lakercapt
Thanks, Roger I appreciate your efforts as I...

Thanks, Roger I appreciate your efforts as I tried and ended up going in circles (not Great!) and become frustrated. Course my Hi-speed internet is abysmally slow which does not help.
Forum: Ship Research 4th March 2020, 03:42
Replies: 30
Views: 3,771
Posted By lakercapt
Roger and Hugh I sent you both PM. Hope you...

Roger and Hugh I sent you both PM.
Hope you receive it OK.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd March 2020, 12:33
Replies: 30
Views: 3,771
Posted By lakercapt
Hi Hugh how do I access my records for my time on...

Hi Hugh how do I access my records for my time on British ships as having tried but ended up going round in circles?
Forum: Say Hello 18th February 2020, 12:32
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By lakercapt
I sailed with this person when he was the chief...

I sailed with this person when he was the chief officer on three (alas) occasions.
He did not know my name or that of the other mates and always addressed you by your rank i.e. 2nd mate or 3rd mate....
Forum: Histories 8th February 2020, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By lakercapt
When I attended Leith Nautical College I was...

When I attended Leith Nautical College I was fortunate enough to see three ships (tugs) launched at Hendry Robbs shipyard. I think two of them were destined for New Zealand.
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 12th January 2020, 13:57
Replies: 131
Views: 32,993
Posted By lakercapt
The "R" boats did a fair bit of traveling and I...

The "R" boats did a fair bit of traveling and I went to Newark in NY and then Philadelphia for special coal. North Africa and the Medi were frequent ports of call.
Many out of the way ports in...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 11th January 2020, 03:04
Replies: 131
Views: 32,993
Posted By lakercapt
Was this the place where the mine was inside the...

Was this the place where the mine was inside the mountain and the wharf had been swept away by avalanches? Very remote and cold as charity from my vague recollections!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th December 2019, 12:49
Replies: 34
Views: 6,494
Posted By lakercapt
We on the "Lakes" rely upon our "wheelsman" ...

We on the "Lakes" rely upon our "wheelsman" great deal as most have all the river courses and locks memorized and are a back up should you, through tiredness inadvertently make a wrong helm order.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th December 2019, 03:27
Replies: 34
Views: 6,494
Posted By lakercapt
On "Lake" boats when the pilothouse was right...

On "Lake" boats when the pilothouse was right for'd there was a steering aid right on the bow called a "spearpole". For night time it had a small light.
It had a winch controlled from the pilothouse...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2019, 13:09
Replies: 34
Views: 6,494
Posted By lakercapt
A very good question but there are many factors...

A very good question but there are many factors to consider. As a previous reply with azipods, CPP, thrusters, etc there is many choices.
On the Great Lakes, I sailed boats with the pilothouse...
Forum: Tankers 25th December 2019, 18:54
Replies: 24
Views: 11,398
Posted By lakercapt
I was a couple of months on the C.Newcastle and...

I was a couple of months on the C.Newcastle and then transferred the old T2 C.Saigon. Never experienced so many problems before and when we got orders to load Bahairain for Avonmouth was delighted....
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th November 2019, 22:53
Replies: 131
Views: 32,993
Posted By lakercapt
You are quite correct about that. When we were...

You are quite correct about that.
When we were in Bergen one trip I called the brewery up and ordered about 100 cases of beer and asked if they could be so kind and deliver them. I told them where...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 28th November 2019, 03:54
Replies: 131
Views: 32,993
Posted By lakercapt
A private message is there for you Ron Regards

A private message is there for you Ron
Regards
Forum: Say Hello 13th November 2019, 04:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By lakercapt
Welcome to this great nautical site "Algowest" ...

Welcome to this great nautical site "Algowest"
I see you have some of the old boats that alas are no longer with us. My old boat is there but under a different colour "Saskatchewan Pioneer"
This...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 03:46
Replies: 257
Views: 53,785
Posted By lakercapt
I have written extensively about my time as a...

I have written extensively about my time as a sailor on another web site. It took many months as I wrote it at few pieces at a time when my memory was working well.. This thread received a great deal...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 4th November 2019, 00:38
Replies: 257
Views: 53,785
Posted By lakercapt
It was during my time with Palm line that I met...

It was during my time with Palm line that I met and remember Stan. May have been the Aklassa Palm as I was on this vessel from the maiden voyage for seven months as third mate. A very interesting...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 12:26
Replies: 257
Views: 53,785
Posted By lakercapt
I concur that Stan Mayes was a very interesting...

I concur that Stan Mayes was a very interesting contributor. I exchanged many e-mails with him as he was a fund of information. I remembered him when he was in charge f the rigging gang for Palm Line...
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