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Search: Posts Made By: Pat Kennedy
Forum: Tramp Steamers 30th January 2009, 13:42
Replies: 50
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Posted By Pat Kennedy
dave, I guess a Tirfor is a Tirfor all over...

dave,
I guess a Tirfor is a Tirfor all over the world.
I had one hanging up in my shed for years, but sadly never needed it for anything. Eventually I swapped it for a pipe bending machine which...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th January 2009, 22:44
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Tirfors, John, another good piece of kit, I'm...

Tirfors, John, another good piece of kit, I'm sure you used them in Shell.
Pat
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th January 2009, 22:08
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Kuplex hooks and chain slings, my son used them a...

Kuplex hooks and chain slings, my son used them a lot when he was steel erecting. I think the manufacturers were somewhere near Birmingham. I used to visit his sites if they were on Merseyside and...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th January 2009, 20:30
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
This Crosby clip John, is this the Crosby fist...

This Crosby clip John, is this the Crosby fist grip, which is similar to a bulldog grip but has nuts top and bottom rather than both on same side?
Yanks should know about them, Crosby corporation...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th January 2009, 17:46
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
According to Wikpedia, this is the history of...

According to Wikpedia, this is the history of this particular knot, or one version of it.

The FULL or DOUBLE MATTHEW WALKER KNOT. Lever in 1808 speaks of "MATTHEW WALKER'S KNOT" and describes the...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 29th January 2009, 13:56
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Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
John I remember well that accident when Lairds...

John
I remember well that accident when Lairds launched that Rig, Sovreign Explorer I think.
It was one of the sailor gang, Harry McCamley from Birkenhead, an ex BF AB,
Who was caught by the...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th January 2009, 08:48
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I suppose it is Robert, it was I think, a generic...

I suppose it is Robert, it was I think, a generic term for anything smaller than heaving line. However, I dont want to be too dogmatic about it, it was a long time ago after all.
Pat
Forum: Tramp Steamers 27th January 2009, 00:11
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Yes John, its coming back now, we used small...

Yes John, its coming back now, we used small stuff for all manner of tiddly jobs that required a neat finish, boat covers and that sort of thing.
Braided rope, now I never saw that while I was at...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 26th January 2009, 23:47
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
And, now I think of it, didnt we use small stuff...

And, now I think of it, didnt we use small stuff for lashing the boat deck awnings, bridge dodgers etc.
Pat
Forum: Tramp Steamers 26th January 2009, 23:32
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I remember small stuff, but not what its...

I remember small stuff, but not what its designated use was. flag halyards maybe?
Pat
Forum: Tramp Steamers 26th January 2009, 22:17
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Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
I made a couple of bell ropes for friends a while...

I made a couple of bell ropes for friends a while back, and made a pair of rope bow fenders for a friend's narrowboat some years ago, that was an interesting little project, but I havent put a...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 26th January 2009, 20:05
Replies: 50
Views: 15,364
Posted By Pat Kennedy
Arthur, I tried my hand at putting an eye...

Arthur,
I tried my hand at putting an eye splice in a length of wire I picked up off a diving crew working on Birkenhead Docks a few months ago. I found its like riding a bike, forty years since I...
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