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Search: Posts Made By: NZSCOTTY
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th December 2018, 17:47
Replies: 172
Views: 43,578
Posted By NZSCOTTY
My apologies to you John for making a light...

My apologies to you John for making a light hearted remark about a calculator which has brought on a stream of defence and comment on the youth of today.
Still have fond memories of the Glasgow...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th December 2018, 22:02
Replies: 172
Views: 43,578
Posted By NZSCOTTY
My logic was based on a light hearted view...

My logic was based on a light hearted view however try getting a lad or lass behind the counter in a shop when you have mentally added up the price while they are still counting via their calculator.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 18th December 2018, 21:21
Replies: 172
Views: 43,578
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Pity they were ever invented as the modern youth...

Pity they were ever invented as the modern youth can't count without them. Bring back the "times tables" in schools! (2x2=4 etc)!
Forum: Ben Line 22nd July 2018, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By NZSCOTTY
As cadet on BenLedi used to spent time loading...

As cadet on BenLedi used to spent time loading cars via this system. Also when deck empty we used to enjoy a drive around in the two fork lift trucks kept on board. The mate was on watch of course!
Forum: The Engine Room 30th May 2018, 00:51
Replies: 35
Views: 5,377
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Remember we arrived in London docks and my job as...

Remember we arrived in London docks and my job as cadet was to lock up all the toilets (a block available ashore) but not the Masters toilet. London dockers noticed a turd at bottom of gangway and...
Forum: Model Ships 18th May 2018, 11:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,157
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Your man must have "seen the light"!

Your man must have "seen the light"!
Forum: Model Ships 15th May 2018, 08:45
Replies: 19
Views: 2,157
Posted By NZSCOTTY
No argument Herky as said great painting but the...

No argument Herky as said great painting but the ancient mariners pick up these little things. No offence meant!
Forum: Model Ships 14th May 2018, 20:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,157
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Great painting but note all the bridge lights are...

Great painting but note all the bridge lights are burning brightly!
Forum: Nautical Colleges 31st October 2017, 06:49
Replies: 55
Views: 15,212
Posted By NZSCOTTY
You would have found it difficult to study with...

You would have found it difficult to study with George Davidson in charge. He would have been too busy talking about his commentary on Rangers games at Ibrox!
Forum: Ship Research 1st October 2017, 20:58
Replies: 43
Views: 9,899
Posted By NZSCOTTY
At the cloch on Friday night 8 pints for a pound!

At the cloch on Friday night 8 pints for a pound!
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2017, 18:58
Replies: 43
Views: 9,899
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Good to see John defending his home town...

Good to see John defending his home town especially the pubs!
Forum: Ship Research 25th September 2017, 23:16
Replies: 43
Views: 9,899
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Understand 60 odd cruise ship visits passed...

Understand 60 odd cruise ship visits passed Gourock to berth at Greenock this summer. What do the passengers do - can't imagine them strolling through tha "mall" if it's still there! No doubt bussed...
Forum: Ben Line 28th February 2017, 07:12
Replies: 13
Views: 2,800
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Now a (re) tired old man same as you! But did Ben...

Now a (re) tired old man same as you! But did Ben line make me? Made me a good seaman, brass polisher and sugi expert but training was crap.
Forum: Ben Line 26th February 2017, 19:48
Replies: 13
Views: 2,800
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Sailed with Captain Tucker on Benledi in 1965....

Sailed with Captain Tucker on Benledi in 1965. Was only a lowly cadet so can't give you much information
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 16th February 2017, 19:49
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Yes it is understood at least 3 bollards parted...

Yes it is understood at least 3 bollards parted with the wharf
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th September 2016, 07:36
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By NZSCOTTY
I never allowed anyone in the boat during...

I never allowed anyone in the boat during lowering for boat drill. All personnel got in and out when boat in the water. We have all seen and heard of these accidents over the years.
Forum: The Radio Room 14th March 2016, 20:37
Replies: 70
Views: 5,420
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Thought that was Sunderland

Thought that was Sunderland
Forum: Say Hello 25th January 2016, 18:21
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By NZSCOTTY
I was third mate on that trip. Remember the...

I was third mate on that trip. Remember the officials at Boston treated us with great suspicion as we were working with East German communists. The East German communist delegate was always watching...
Forum: Ben Line 27th December 2015, 02:10
Replies: 66
Views: 13,291
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Finished your book Stewart - "thanks for the...

Finished your book Stewart - "thanks for the memories"
Forum: Ben Line 22nd December 2015, 06:34
Replies: 66
Views: 13,291
Posted By NZSCOTTY
I am now about half way through your book Stuart...

I am now about half way through your book Stuart and wow you have brought back so many memories to me. Even though I was about 10 years after you every thing was about the same. Coasting before deep...
Forum: Ben Line 18th December 2015, 00:19
Replies: 66
Views: 13,291
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Book arrived in NZ. Will enjoy when this silly...

Book arrived in NZ. Will enjoy when this silly season ends. Even the front cover reminds of "trimming the vents"
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 14th December 2015, 08:08
Replies: 26
Views: 5,914
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Frankshipsea I am glad you enjoyed your trip. My...

Frankshipsea I am glad you enjoyed your trip. My cousin from Scotland and wife were also on the same cruise and I was your pilot for the NZ fiords and also Picton. Pity weather was not the best in...
Forum: Ben Line 2nd December 2015, 17:57
Replies: 66
Views: 13,291
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Ditto, a Xmas present to myself!

Ditto, a Xmas present to myself!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th November 2015, 08:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Yes John she was a good ship but the carpet was...

Yes John she was a good ship but the carpet was full of soggy whiskey
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 27th November 2015, 02:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,529
Posted By NZSCOTTY
Had the pleasure of sailing on Suliven for a...

Had the pleasure of sailing on Suliven for a couple of years between Wellington and Picton. A solid ship and always felt confident driving her. All these years in Fiji may have changed things. Will...
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