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Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 18th February 2015, 09:31
Replies: 18
Views: 5,196
Posted By sandhopper
Sometime in the 70s I received a call one weekend...

Sometime in the 70s I received a call one weekend to go out to a rig on the monday. Never would happen today, no survival or medical certs. Hadn't even seen a rig, more or less looking to drag...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th February 2015, 16:32
Replies: 17
Views: 5,422
Posted By sandhopper
Hope your wife soon regains her health. The...

Hope your wife soon regains her health. The multi-attack approach might be your best bet. You already mentioned covers and steamers. My experience of Karcher has not been positive. Would using...
Forum: Bulk Carriers 21st January 2015, 17:17
Replies: 27
Views: 8,598
Posted By sandhopper
Interesting hold cleaning video. The hold...

Interesting hold cleaning video. The hold cleaning crews seemed to have full oilskins or partial oilskins as their barrier against either the cargo remains or the cleaning fluid (I am assuming that...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th January 2015, 14:52
Replies: 49
Views: 11,240
Posted By sandhopper
The one I am thinking of, if memory serves me...

The one I am thinking of, if memory serves me right, lived in Ayr for a while.

Larry, Thanks for the update on Ian, always thought he was clever, didn't realise he was also an entrepreneur. No...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 16th January 2015, 11:14
Replies: 15
Views: 6,053
Posted By sandhopper
Thank you for settling my very own 30+ year old...

Thank you for settling my very own 30+ year old mystery. I attended a fire course at a military establishment. The then chief fire officer went through the various equipment. He explained that those...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th January 2015, 19:13
Replies: 49
Views: 11,240
Posted By sandhopper
Ian was there from 1974 until 1976. He would be...

Ian was there from 1974 until 1976. He would be about 68 years old now. He joined Wick straight from GCNS. Did you know the other ex RN telegraphy bod...Jackson(?)?
Forum: Ben Line 30th December 2014, 14:54
Replies: 4
Views: 3,239
Posted By sandhopper
Thanks for the memories. Surely cleaning out hat...

Thanks for the memories. Surely cleaning out hat boxes nowadays must be against human rights legislation. The equivalent of sending young lads up chimneys in victorian times.
Had to chuckle over...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th December 2014, 14:33
Replies: 49
Views: 11,240
Posted By sandhopper
I knew an ex RN bod(Ian Waugh) that worked at GKR...

I knew an ex RN bod(Ian Waugh) that worked at GKR from 1976. His wife would feed me king prawn salad and pork chops for minimal baby sitting. Still enjoy king prawns and pork chops.
Forum: The Radio Room 9th September 2014, 13:01
Replies: 79
Views: 12,378
Posted By sandhopper
The TV programme Coast referred to sound...

The TV programme Coast referred to sound mirrors. Seems they are still objects of interest:
http://www.andrewgrantham.co.uk/soundmirrors/
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th September 2014, 13:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,943
Posted By sandhopper
Sometime back in the 70s, the Russians had a sub...

Sometime back in the 70s, the Russians had a sub that could do about 50knots submerged. Maybe the Chinese researcher has misplaced a decimal point.
Forum: The Galley 4th September 2014, 17:33
Replies: 703
Views: 98,750
Posted By sandhopper
The Indian steward couldn't get his head round my...

The Indian steward couldn't get his head round my requests for a chip butty. Chapatti wasn't what I was after.
Food generally ok, where it went pear shaped was when those drunks came back from a run...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd September 2014, 18:14
Replies: 83
Views: 14,784
Posted By sandhopper
Back in the boom and bust of the 80s, wasn't...

Back in the boom and bust of the 80s, wasn't there a story about Lloyds names? To be a Lloyds name one had to be rather wealthy but it seems that the entry requirements were dropped to 100k. If...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th August 2014, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,680
Posted By sandhopper
Sorry to disagree. Ghostery is an Ad industry...

Sorry to disagree. Ghostery is an Ad industry tracker. I used to have it on my computer but removed it. Free anti-virus do not necessarily, as you state, prevent malware. A full internet suite is...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th August 2014, 16:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,680
Posted By sandhopper
Hank, Some anti-virus programs give access to a...

Hank,
Some anti-virus programs give access to a virus encyclopedia. AVG is one. There is a free version available of a very good anti-virus. Checked regservo and it doesn't seem to be a problem.
...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th August 2014, 13:48
Replies: 14
Views: 4,142
Posted By sandhopper
The O.B.E scenario is very common in all walks of...

The O.B.E scenario is very common in all walks of life. Maybe that is why I have met engineers that know what the problem is, know the solution but prefer to keep quite and live with it.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th August 2014, 19:42
Replies: 20
Views: 6,588
Posted By sandhopper
Plusnet and Postoffice home phone/broadband are...

Plusnet and Postoffice home phone/broadband are all basically BT under another name. If you are served from a local exchange, you will be BT even if it is sky or virgin. Might be different for...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th August 2014, 19:37
Replies: 33
Views: 6,699
Posted By sandhopper
Two months ago I was chatting to a semi-retired...

Two months ago I was chatting to a semi-retired DWS ex forces bod. He kept referring to "the office". Seems he spent his time going round doing installations and upgrades. Cannot expect the pen...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th August 2014, 17:33
Replies: 33
Views: 6,699
Posted By sandhopper
Back in 1977/1978 I saw the adverts for Scotland...

Back in 1977/1978 I saw the adverts for Scotland Yard communication technicians. As the only newspaper/magazine I read was the Signal, I presume it was in that.
Met an ex UN radio op in the middle...
Forum: Say Hello 27th August 2014, 13:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By sandhopper
Hello Mr Mcilroy. Sorry to be formal but the last...

Hello Mr Mcilroy. Sorry to be formal but the last time I crossed you, you suspended me for a week. Glad to see you are still in the land of the living. Thanks for all but kicking my lazy ars* through...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 27th August 2014, 09:31
Replies: 172
Views: 45,083
Posted By sandhopper
. The rot set in during the 70s according to...

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The rot set in during the 70s according to some. Then sometime around 1996 they appointed the first female principal. Seems she was a part time sociology lecturer at the college. Sort of...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th July 2014, 19:17
Replies: 172
Views: 45,083
Posted By sandhopper
Was he the individual with the 70s style heavy...

Was he the individual with the 70s style heavy perm? I bumped into an engine wallah in Edinburgh a number of years later and was assured that 'perm' was a double comb over.

It seems that aber was...
Forum: Royal Navy 5th January 2014, 17:44
Replies: 42
Views: 9,952
Posted By sandhopper
PQ17 was a case in point(recently highlighted on...

PQ17 was a case in point(recently highlighted on TV). Epitomizes the standard RN f*ck up that I had the misfortune to encounter
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th December 2013, 11:59
Replies: 21
Views: 2,707
Posted By sandhopper
some reading for you:...

some reading for you: https://ssd.eff.org/tech/deletion
Forum: Ben Line 15th December 2013, 16:50
Replies: 19
Views: 4,397
Posted By sandhopper
Is it a Ben line thing? I am sure that they also...

Is it a Ben line thing? I am sure that they also have the record for the longest swim in the Indian Ocean. In the late 60s/early70s didn't a Ben line cadet fall overboard and spend 2 or 3 days...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th December 2013, 16:43
Replies: 56
Views: 14,691
Posted By sandhopper
/ Oops! Sorry mate. thought it was the one...

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Oops! Sorry mate. thought it was the one in North Wales.
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