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Search: Posts Made By: Macphail
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 18th November 2016, 21:39
Replies: 82
Views: 27,844
Posted By Macphail
The Cancer

The Dates..
ENGINE FAILURE, CREW INJURY AND DAMAGE DURING HEAVY WEATHER.

1. TRAIN OF EVENTS

Sunday 22nd February 1998
* 0030 hours Main Engine stopped due to a fault on the controls. Changed...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 15th November 2016, 21:23
Replies: 82
Views: 27,844
Posted By Macphail
John Clark

Hello John,

I live in Portknockie, I was 3rd engineer in 1977.

I remember in Vancouver, the top polis guy arrived , your brother.

I have just started liver biopsy but failure.

Such is...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th December 2015, 19:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By Macphail
My broadband has slowed down, quiet a bit, on...

My broadband has slowed down, quiet a bit, on Christmas day.
Could it be that all the new tablets on the market has saturated the web ??

John.
Forum: Say Hello 15th March 2015, 21:15
Replies: 20
Views: 4,214
Posted By Macphail
I sailed on the "Glenorchy", 1962. Lady doctor...

I sailed on the "Glenorchy", 1962.
Lady doctor on board.
Who married the Chief Officer.
Captain H S Clark, Chief Engineer Harry Thompson, Second Engineer George Lees, Third Engineer Tony...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th March 2015, 21:13
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By Macphail
The Smart Phone

The Smart Phone

Decided to get a smart phone.
Looked on the net and decided on a "HTC one M8".
Looked on "Amazon", there seemed to be a good deal at £360.
Seller address in Riga, shop in...
Forum: Bank Line 21st July 2012, 20:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,557
Posted By Macphail
Volnay 1975. Loading Soya beans on the...

Volnay 1975.

Loading Soya beans on the Mississippi.
Hold inspection, all failed due to an infestation under rusty blisters.
All holds had to be grit blasted.
Two months at 9 mile with launch...
Forum: The Radio Room 17th June 2012, 22:14
Replies: 131
Views: 31,692
Posted By Macphail
Glenorchy Singapore.. 1960 Having finished...

Glenorchy Singapore.. 1960

Having finished being part of the team changing a liner.
Tobys Paradise, Straits Caberiet, Anchor Bar and a nice cold Tiger.

Magic,

John
Forum: Bank Line 10th April 2012, 20:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By Macphail
Doxford LBD

http://www.kombuispraat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1221&p=208129&hilit=Wilton+Fijenoord+DOXFORD

(?HUH)
Forum: The Engine Room 1st April 2012, 20:10
Replies: 11
Views: 4,797
Posted By Macphail
Cruise Ship Engine Room Fires

Cruise Ship Engine Room Fires.

I would have thought in modern terms this was very unlikely.
The old thing with medium speed engines, was burst or leaking fuel pipes spraying on a hot exhaust....
Forum: Bank Line 24th March 2012, 00:21
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By Macphail
Give the man a chance

I think it is a classic.
He could be a third world panny wallah, I think not.
Forum: Bank Line 16th March 2012, 23:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By Macphail
Marine Engineering Book

http://glcmarengg.com/index.html

Having sailed with the Doxford LBD..
Very good read. He told as it was.

John.

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Forum: Cunard 12th March 2012, 23:37
Replies: 8
Views: 2,462
Posted By Macphail
Caught in the ladies bog

I went on one with Kvaerner Shipping, "Queen of Scandinavia". Norwegian and British Officer's. Three days , we all joined in Oslo and sailed to Copenhagen and back and left in Oslo. We all had a...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd February 2012, 20:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,046
Posted By Macphail
I have an XPS 2010, which packed in, in a...

I have an XPS 2010, which packed in, in a complete manner. Bought a new PC and put it in the loft. Loft clear out, gave it a try, it came to life.
Went onto a XPS 2010 forum in the US, it was...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 24th January 2012, 20:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By Macphail
Internet Robbers of the Unaware

Has Microsoft been got at in a big way.

Decided to upgrade from Vista to 7.
Goggled it and found a site.
Paid £99 via Pay Pal. Downloaded the installation files.
No joy, the setup file was a...
Forum: Tankers 29th November 2011, 20:17
Replies: 8
Views: 3,073
Posted By Macphail
Gas Ship Captains. Simon Harwood, Chris...

Gas Ship Captains.

Simon Harwood, Chris Hatcher, Andy Smeaton, Andy Tennant, Peter Venvell, Carl McKenzie, Gerry McDermott, Mike Hicks, Peter Dew, Nick Gill , Sam Mushin, Graham Phillips, Tim...
Forum: Bank Line 5th November 2011, 23:32
Replies: 28
Views: 7,017
Posted By Macphail
MV Larchbank Christmas 1967. Captain...

MV Larchbank
Christmas 1967.

Captain Freddy Feint. Master.
In the centre of the Pacific on passage to Aussie.
The dining salon was like an oven, so we all sat in our best simit and ball bags....
Forum: Bank Line 22nd September 2011, 22:27
Replies: 64
Views: 12,312
Posted By Macphail
"Royan" of Elgin's steak mince. Spag Bog,...

"Royan" of Elgin's steak mince.
Spag Bog, normally cooked Scotch Mince.
Yee canna whack it.

John.
Forum: The Engine Room 21st September 2011, 22:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By Macphail
Man on the Key.

I have sailed with many fine Radio Officers..
But when they got on the key, dit a da dit.
A Marty Fieldman charactor came out.
The mad look, crouched over the key.
Looking at the strength of...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 20th September 2011, 21:56
Replies: 86
Views: 29,713
Posted By Macphail
I am not a "Skin Flint"

Always paid my round, Tennants beer on board, ran out, Captain, purchased very cheap and watery canned beer in NOLA.
Charged the same as the Tennants.
The Captain was the only man who had sprits on...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 16th September 2011, 23:35
Replies: 86
Views: 29,713
Posted By Macphail
The price of drink on Cruise Ships. Do not...

The price of drink on Cruise Ships.
Do not know, I would have to be “Press Ganged to go up the Gangway”.
Everybody on board have there perks, and I am sure this still prevails.
But the problem...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th August 2011, 21:57
Replies: 382
Views: 111,754
Posted By Macphail
Pat , The Blue Flue bar was “The Old...

Pat ,

The Blue Flue bar was “The Old Nickel”, just up from “Canal Street”, and near “Central Station”.
On pay off, the agent’s runner used to gather us there , and after a few drinks . Put us...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd July 2011, 21:54
Replies: 24
Views: 5,043
Posted By Macphail
No problem, get a laser printer, save the cash,...

No problem, get a laser printer, save the cash, and no messy refills.
We have a Samsung black and white laser printer for general use.
For the postcard size colour prints, the Canon Selphy.
You...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd July 2011, 23:39
Replies: 175
Views: 32,498
Posted By Macphail
The 10 Inch Bacho Shifting Spanner

I have mine hanging in a prime place in the shed.
Ready for the quick dive down below.
Sigh!!
:(:(


John,
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd July 2011, 23:38
Replies: 175
Views: 32,498
Posted By Macphail
The 10 Inch Bacho Shifting Spanner

I have mine hanging in a prime place in the shed.
Ready for the quick dive down below.
Sigh!!



John,
Forum: The Engine Room 1st July 2011, 22:44
Replies: 175
Views: 32,498
Posted By Macphail
"The Cement Box". We had a big problem, the sea...

"The Cement Box".
We had a big problem, the sea water inlet to the condenser had indicated extreme perforation, we where at anchor awaiting orders.
Wooden shuttering was made up round the defective...
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