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Search: Posts Made By: TOM ALEXANDER
Forum: J & J Denholm 19th April 2017, 08:21
Replies: 22
Views: 2,676
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
On the Sagamore, the goal posts forward, I...

On the Sagamore, the goal posts forward, I believe, were to support the forward mast for the forward masthead light, and also to show where the front of the ship was when the rest of it was submerged...
Forum: Say Hello 5th April 2017, 07:56
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
ES - that looks like some powerful plonk, but us...

ES - that looks like some powerful plonk, but us deckies would rather a drop of Bundy. (Pint)
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2017, 07:47
Replies: 50
Views: 6,722
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Totally agree. On one trip the mate got the...

Totally agree. On one trip the mate got the bright idea that one apprentice could stand an overnight watch 20:00 to 04:00.
That only lasted two nights as I was a complete basket case by then --...
Forum: Say Hello 4th April 2017, 07:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Hi! Vicki -- Welcome aboard. By way of banter,...

Hi! Vicki -- Welcome aboard. By way of banter, though, I think that Varley's sense of humour is only dry between when he puts his glass on the table and then picks it up again. (Sorry, David --...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 21st March 2017, 07:32
Replies: 29
Views: 3,446
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Perhaps, gentlemen, yhou should watch the...

Perhaps, gentlemen, yhou should watch the following all the way through -- your problem maybe with your dongles?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI

B\)B\)
Forum: Say Hello 14th March 2017, 07:51
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Welcome aboard, Roscoe -- I think most of the...

Welcome aboard, Roscoe -- I think most of the members on this site have spent many hours painting ships, but not, perhaps, in the way you do. We were issued paint in the fo'cstle by the bo'sun to...
Forum: Say Hello 5th March 2017, 07:44
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Hi! Sarah - Welcome to the site - hopefully none...

Hi! Sarah - Welcome to the site - hopefully none of us old mariners will lead you astray. [=D]

I did my 2nd. mates exams, written and oral (and passed) back in 1959 and I do wonder what subjects...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th February 2017, 07:45
Replies: 6
Views: 2,093
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Hi! Phil, Welcome aboard -- I was on the...

Hi! Phil,

Welcome aboard -- I was on the Worcester 54-56. Probably a matter of syntax, but I don't remember having a disco aboard? Before that I attended Dartford Grammar School, leaving the same...
Forum: The Bridge 3rd February 2017, 06:43
Replies: 50
Views: 6,722
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Not on a lake boat so the bridge a fair bit away...

Not on a lake boat so the bridge a fair bit away midships, but a memorable 2 hour fo'c'sle watch was in the North Atlantic heading Westward in a snowstorm. Middle 2 hours of the Midnight to Four a.m....
Forum: Computers and The Internet 22nd January 2017, 07:38
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Can't help it -- I'll send a couple of my great...

Can't help it -- I'll send a couple of my great grandson's over -- just take the lid off the jar and they'll look after the removal of the cookies in a nano second. Cheers, (Pint) Tom.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th January 2017, 08:03
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
2 days later, in an aerial shot, it was more...

2 days later, in an aerial shot, it was more clear that my opinion above was based on a closer land based view only. Now the vessel appears to be in a place where probably due to bottom contours...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th January 2017, 07:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Unusual?? that a vessel with no power would run...

Unusual?? that a vessel with no power would run aground bow first with what appears to be a following wind. Vessel like that would more likely turn beam onto wind and sea and thus run aground in that...
Forum: The Bridge 8th December 2016, 07:06
Replies: 40
Views: 13,447
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
I had an acquaintance who managed his local...

I had an acquaintance who managed his local cruising around the Gulf Islands by using an illustrated place mat from a waterfront restaurant. (Jester)
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 6th November 2016, 06:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,993
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
I don't know about in the U.K. but here in Canada...

I don't know about in the U.K. but here in Canada and in the Excited States hunting/outfitter shops carry game cameras that are motion activated and record in very low light conditions using...
Forum: Ship Research 13th October 2016, 07:16
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Beer has been produced for millenia as can be...

Beer has been produced for millenia as can be seen at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_beer

There were all sorts of ships trading in the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Mediteranean...
Forum: Ship Research 9th October 2016, 07:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
You could try the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria...

You could try the Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria at:

http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/

or the B.C. Maritime Museum at:

http://mmbc.bc.ca/

Good Luck,
Forum: The Bridge 5th October 2016, 07:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
No - just sell them to the Canadian Navy who lost...

No - just sell them to the Canadian Navy who lost one officer to fire not long after delivery, and then the Canadian Government spent several fortunes just to make them serviceable, and we're not...
Forum: Say Hello 24th September 2016, 08:12
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Welcome aboard "Paddle to the Sea" which reminds...

Welcome aboard "Paddle to the Sea" which reminds me of an old Canadian National Film Board Movie - luckily still on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olXmGz4iCxM

Worth watching --...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th September 2016, 06:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Not familiar with the XP55 but have been using an...

Not familiar with the XP55 but have been using an 810 (of which the print head just died.)

I have always used the bona fide Epson cartridges with great success -- great reproductions, plus very...
Forum: The Radio Room 1st July 2016, 06:20
Replies: 28
Views: 3,337
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Ah! You want to clean my Windows -- do you do...

Ah! You want to clean my Windows -- do you do the insides as well?

I don't have a computer - I use an Abacus -- the telling answer "Is that the brand of your computer?"
Forum: The Radio Room 9th June 2016, 06:59
Replies: 67
Views: 5,811
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Is "Worldespan" referring perhaps to derricks and...

Is "Worldespan" referring perhaps to derricks and their various arrangements and capacities??
Forum: The Engine Room 8th May 2016, 07:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,245
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Back somewhere in the early 80's some "engineers"...

Back somewhere in the early 80's some "engineers" in California managed to wring about 500 h.p. out of a standard Wankel in a Mazda RX7. (Mazda first had the engine in a family car the RX3.)They had...
Forum: Say Hello 6th May 2016, 05:53
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
Welcome aboard! My wife & I lived aboard our 42...

Welcome aboard! My wife & I lived aboard our 42 ft. steel ketch fo 17 years -- we have many fond memories of that time. I hope it all goes well with you.
Forum: Say Hello 25th April 2016, 08:17
Replies: 15
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Views: 1,931
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
I was deck apprentice on the Sagamore in 1958-59...

I was deck apprentice on the Sagamore in 1958-59 - Joined in Newport then Wabana, Sept Isles, Philly, Oxelosund, Casablanca, Bone, La Goulette, Monrovia, Birkenhead, South Shields,not necessarily in...
Forum: Say Hello 24th April 2016, 07:23
Replies: 15
Mr
Views: 1,931
Posted By TOM ALEXANDER
I met my wife in October '56 when picking up...

I met my wife in October '56 when picking up cargo at the pulp mill (Harmac) in Nanaimo. Memorable night as I had to walk back from town to the mill (11 miles) on a rainy, foggy night. Been all over...
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