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Search: Posts Made By: Dartskipper
Forum: Model Ships 3rd November 2019, 12:37
Replies: 18
Views: 10,639
Posted By Dartskipper
It's not surprising that the Shell Welder kit is...

It's not surprising that the Shell Welder kit is showing its age. It was produced originally by FROG models, a.k.a. Lines Brothers in Margate, Kent, in the early 1960's. In an attempt to keep the...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 23:19
Replies: 234
Views: 24,284
Posted By Dartskipper
I swapped emails with Chadburn after we...

I swapped emails with Chadburn after we discovered a shared interest in powerboats and motor yachts amongst other non-nautical interests. He stopped posting regularly when a relative was in hospital...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th October 2019, 20:57
Replies: 234
Views: 24,284
Posted By Dartskipper
Sic Gloria transit mundi; Gloria was poorly...

Sic Gloria transit mundi;

Gloria was poorly in the minibus last Monday.

In loco parentis;

My Dad is an engine driver.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th October 2019, 20:56
Replies: 234
Views: 24,284
Posted By Dartskipper
But which one is George? (LOL) Him? ...

But which one is George?

(LOL) Him?

(EEK) Or him?

(Jester)Or maybe him?
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 24th September 2019, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dartskipper
I bought your "Shipping Company Losses of the...

I bought your "Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War when on holiday last month. I wish I had bought it when it was published in 2013, as I could have told my Dad that several names that he...
Forum: Tall ships 16th September 2019, 20:08
Replies: 27
Views: 2,419
Posted By Dartskipper
1) The Tall Ships Pass. 2) The Last Grain...

1) The Tall Ships Pass.
2) The Last Grain Race.
3) Pacific Square Riggers.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th September 2019, 20:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dartskipper
I had an electronic speed indicator on my small...

I had an electronic speed indicator on my small launch (36ft) Our Rosalie in the 1980's. It looked and worked like a patent log, but also indicated speed. The impeller was at the end of a long cable...
Forum: The Bridge 8th September 2019, 16:50
Replies: 25
Views: 1,862
Posted By Dartskipper
The handling characteristics of a small, single...

The handling characteristics of a small, single screw boat, depend on a couple of factors.

1) The rotation of the propeller.
2) The size of the propeller.

Usually, when leaving a landing...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th September 2019, 21:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Dartskipper
Be fair, she has read loads of stuff that agrees...

Be fair, she has read loads of stuff that agrees with her view, but not much it seems of a counter argument.
Forum: Tugs 31st July 2019, 20:51
Replies: 45
Views: 3,847
Posted By Dartskipper
Thanks for the comprehensive history, Bill. I saw...

Thanks for the comprehensive history, Bill. I saw her at Maldon a few years ago. She deserves to be conserved.

Regards,
Roy.
Forum: Tugs 31st July 2019, 17:23
Replies: 45
Views: 3,847
Posted By Dartskipper
Brent was operated by the P.L.A immediately after...

Brent was operated by the P.L.A immediately after the War when my Dad worked for the dredging department of the Authority. He was amazed that she was still in existence so many years later.
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 22:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By Dartskipper
My pleasure. Good luck with your search! ...

My pleasure. Good luck with your search!


Regards,
Forum: Say Hello 30th June 2019, 14:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By Dartskipper
This website may be able to supply information. ...

This website may be able to supply information.

www.minesweepers.org.uk/algerine.htm

They have a complete list of all ships in the class.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th June 2019, 15:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By Dartskipper
His demonstration of a boxing match was one of my...

His demonstration of a boxing match was one of my favourites, Freddie wearing oversize shorts, huge gloves and boots with the laces undone. There was only him in the ring, taking imaginary blows to...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 8th June 2019, 13:39
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By Dartskipper
No junk food ads popping up in the forums I look...

No junk food ads popping up in the forums I look at. Not even a Chinese commercial sailing vessel's ex cook peddling his recipes.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th May 2019, 10:58
Replies: 40
Views: 5,082
Posted By Dartskipper
Dumb question I expect, but what is the point of...

Dumb question I expect, but what is the point of providing the Captain with a car, if he can't use it? I am allowed to use my company car for personal reasons, provided that I pay for the fuel that I...
Forum: Tall ships 14th May 2019, 22:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Dartskipper
"It's sailing Jim, but not as we knew...

"It's sailing Jim, but not as we knew it..."
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th May 2019, 21:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By Dartskipper
A great entertainer, with a wide appeal. An old...

A great entertainer, with a wide appeal. An old friend, who was a fan, named his trawler after her famous hit song, as noted in the above posts, (but he spelt it Che Sara Sara.) I remember hearing...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th April 2019, 22:12
Replies: 88
Views: 15,439
Posted By Dartskipper
Coffman cartridge starting always had a...

Coffman cartridge starting always had a reputation for something spectacular happening, or not. They were standard equipment on the horrendously unreliable 24 cylinder Napier Sabre aero engines used...
Forum: Fishing Vessels 24th April 2019, 20:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Dartskipper
Powerful looking vessel, she ( stuff the PC...

Powerful looking vessel, she ( stuff the PC Brigade, they should get a life,) looks capable of extended voyages in all weathers. Good luck to her, and much success to her crew.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd April 2019, 20:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,042
Posted By Dartskipper
A one club man as well. I can remember those...

A one club man as well. I can remember those days of glory in Europe too, what a team that was. It was a shame they didn't pick them all for the National side, they could have beaten quite a few...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 13th April 2019, 08:03
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Dartskipper
One of the true greats of that famous Liverpool...

One of the true greats of that famous Liverpool side of the 60's and 70's. I was fortunate to see him at the Boleyn Ground, not many got past him that day!

R.I.P.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th April 2019, 23:07
Replies: 234
Views: 24,284
Posted By Dartskipper
I wondered about all that coughing and...

I wondered about all that coughing and sneezing....:sweat:
Forum: The Bridge 31st March 2019, 10:30
Replies: 57
Views: 5,486
Posted By Dartskipper
It could be built, using modules constructed in...

It could be built, using modules constructed in different yards, and assembled wherever there is enough empty space to build the dock required. The technology is available in theory, but this is one...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th March 2019, 22:38
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By Dartskipper
Heard a Walker Bros classic on the radio today. I...

Heard a Walker Bros classic on the radio today. I missed the news about Scott Walker though, but thought that you don't hear them too much on the radio these days. Great voice.

R.I.P.
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