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Search: Posts Made By: Varley
Forum: The Engine Room Yesterday, 15:08
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Varley
On my first trip as Junior R/O on Texaco Denmark...

On my first trip as Junior R/O on Texaco Denmark 96 tons of cargo were pumped into Pembroke dock as an overboard butterfly valve had a twisted spindle.

Said spindle was landed to Globe Engineering...
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 10:59
Replies: 68
Views: 2,184
Posted By Varley
No, there is no need as they use a right handed...

No, there is no need as they use a right handed key too.

(Z12... I am cut to the quick!)
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 19:11
Replies: 368
Views: 102,394
Posted By Varley
Presently yes but both I and one of our...

Presently yes but both I and one of our politicians are lobbying for legalisation although for different reasons. As per my letter to the local papers (published):

FROM D. Varley,
TO* * * The...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 13:18
Replies: 68
Views: 2,184
Posted By Varley
That's the pot calling the kettle green.

That's the pot calling the kettle green.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 10:43
Replies: 368
Views: 102,394
Posted By Varley
The one in Ramsey doesn't offer that service (but...

The one in Ramsey doesn't offer that service (but it did a pensioners' discount for meals - perhaps they felt that they would have made a loss if they had had to do the same with an 'upstairs').
...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th March 2020, 10:38
Replies: 68
Views: 2,184
Posted By Varley
Ethnic? I wasn't when I last looked.

Ethnic? I wasn't when I last looked.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2020, 13:11
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Varley
I had a friendly visit from a Lykes R/O. He was...

I had a friendly visit from a Lykes R/O. He was astonished 1) that I was boiler suited and down below and 2) that I could offer him hospitality. His opinion was rather like Gaddafi's "OK but can you...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th March 2020, 10:19
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Varley
On the contrary. If John Dunipace could not see...

On the contrary. If John Dunipace could not see his R/O floating in the pool with a Maccabee beer on tum-tum he knew there was something waiting for him at Portishead.
Forum: The Radio Room 25th March 2020, 15:52
Replies: 68
Views: 2,184
Posted By Varley
Wiley Scots know to avoid when there's a wrong'un...

Wiley Scots know to avoid when there's a wrong'un signed-on below.
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd March 2020, 18:19
Replies: 75
Views: 8,763
Posted By Varley
Dr.Jim. following on from your #74...

Dr.Jim. following on from your #74 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=74) . This may amuse you.
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2020, 11:41
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By Varley
Good morning and welcome Luigi.

Good morning and welcome Luigi.
Forum: The Radio Room 20th March 2020, 11:17
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By Varley
Area IV - a good question.

Area IV - a good question.
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2020, 18:08
Replies: 44
Views: 1,998
Posted By Varley
True Bob. I wonder if Mimco did an...

True Bob.

I wonder if Mimco did an automatic/remote fog signal outfit? Philips did an electronic version that worked through the talkback if I remember correctly.
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2020, 13:54
Replies: 44
Views: 1,998
Posted By Varley
1938 does not tally with the launch of you SS...

1938 does not tally with the launch of you SS Marconi, Stephen. A ships bell with a type and serial number?

(An autoalarm bell or DF Gong - Crikey, one wouldn't sleep through either!)
Forum: The Engine Room 12th March 2020, 00:24
Replies: 108
Views: 23,549
Posted By Varley
I thought their revenge was the Grande Motori di...

I thought their revenge was the Grande Motori di Trieste.

A quick Google suggest then Bard knew them: Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th March 2020, 14:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By Varley
Although the bandwidth is much greater with a...

Although the bandwidth is much greater with a terrestrial voice circuit the intelligence transferred is very prone to error caused by interference. If you wanted to be rescued pre GMDSS/Satcom better...
Forum: J & J Denholm 6th March 2020, 10:04
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Varley
Harry Gilbert courted the 'Happy Jappy' who...

Harry Gilbert courted the 'Happy Jappy' who acquired Hiryu. He wanted it for 'treasure hunting'. As I remember it she had a single azimuth thruster (presumably with other propulsion) and when...
Forum: J & J Denholm 29th February 2020, 14:26
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Varley
GA Bill, Were not Northern Explorer and...

GA Bill,

Were not Northern Explorer and Northern Pioneer both older Alcan bulkers that came across to Denholm's from SSM with Northern Enterprise while Northern Venture and Northern Progress were...
Forum: J & J Denholm 26th February 2020, 16:46
Replies: 260
Views: 55,111
Posted By Varley
Alas. Even taken to Verdi Grappa now wakes me...

Alas. Even taken to Verdi Grappa now wakes me with a thumping heart in the middle of the night (as does Calvados). The maestros must sink or swim on their own account.
Forum: J & J Denholm 26th February 2020, 12:12
Replies: 260
Views: 55,111
Posted By Varley
Somehow those policemen do not look young despite...

Somehow those policemen do not look young despite the short trousers.
Forum: Say Hello 20th February 2020, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Varley
From memory (at Staines) swimming was pretty much...

From memory (at Staines) swimming was pretty much a prerequisite of learning yachtying. You might at least ask if she can swim before urging her to risk a watery demise.
Forum: Say Hello 20th February 2020, 10:54
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Varley
I was trying to put not too fine a point on it....

I was trying to put not too fine a point on it. If you are old then I would suggest it probably is too late to go yachting for the first time.

(But I am not asking a lady's age, that would be...
Forum: Say Hello 19th February 2020, 15:50
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Varley
Might I politely suggest that that might depend...

Might I politely suggest that that might depend upon how close you think you are to seeing your god in person?

I have contemporaries (I am in my 70th year) who still enjoy sailing and even ocean...
Forum: J & J Denholm 16th February 2020, 16:29
Replies: 260
Views: 55,111
Posted By Varley
And now I know too.

And now I know too.
Forum: J & J Denholm 16th February 2020, 13:01
Replies: 260
Views: 55,111
Posted By Varley
As you say John (Im) a long time ago. John (C)....

As you say John (Im) a long time ago.
John (C). Astonishing. It could just as easily have been a riding squad shifter (or its owner).

Ryan O'Hare liked telling the story that he witnessed a bird...
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