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Search: Posts Made By: Varley
Forum: The Engine Room 1st August 2020, 10:28
Replies: 44
Views: 3,499
Posted By Varley
Chris, I hope you have grandchildren. What a...

Chris, I hope you have grandchildren. What a waste of a great but horrifying history without (otherwise perhaps you could borrow some?)
Forum: The Bridge 1st August 2020, 01:17
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Varley
I am sorry old man but no. One might make a...

I am sorry old man but no. One might make a guess, from the diameter of the shaft, that the wheel did not move a large ships rudder on its own or by simple gearing. So a small vessel (but rather...
Forum: The Bridge 31st July 2020, 10:13
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Varley
The keyway suggests it was for turning the shaft...

The keyway suggests it was for turning the shaft and not ornamental.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st July 2020, 10:09
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Varley
As an engineer (what did I say? I meant Plumber)...

As an engineer (what did I say? I meant Plumber) you would. We're greener and prefer upcycling.

(This is not a reference to purging or the compression stroke)

We? Well, 'they' haven't defrocked...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2020, 14:53
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Varley
I would have guessed the Canary Islands as older...

I would have guessed the Canary Islands as older memories linger longer. I saw one as a boy in the early 60s from Monte Anaga. I thought it was much bigger (but then I was much smaller) and at Las...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2020, 14:34
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
A 2006 post by Ron reminds me that it was the...

A 2006 post by Ron reminds me that it was the Navidyne ESZ 8000, hopeless and did not remain long on Sperry's books after they took over.

The never commissioned terminal my Hong Kong colleagues...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2020, 12:06
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
One client and we had a bad year with two new...

One client and we had a bad year with two new sisters with first generation Furuno GMDSS outfits. That generation went on to reveal further built in issues (like memory support batteries). The third...
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2020, 01:24
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
Surely the ESZ-5(?)000 was the worst ever....

Surely the ESZ-5(?)000 was the worst ever. Although my colleagues in Hong Kong were persuaded to put a non approved terminal aboard which was never commissioned. I don't remember the Oceanray as all...
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2020, 22:56
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
Agreed again. I had a JUE 5a (Marisat Not 35 or...

Agreed again. I had a JUE 5a (Marisat Not 35 or 45) terminal still working in this century. It could no longer work telex (something to do with LES addressing) but managed Email quite well over a...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 28th July 2020, 12:02
Replies: 200
Views: 55,291
Posted By Varley
You look after a wonderful looking vessel, Derek....

You look after a wonderful looking vessel, Derek. I take it from your stated Ben line disability she must be DC.
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2020, 11:51
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
At least we don't seem to have done you any harm...

At least we don't seem to have done you any harm Peter although I think the GTVs offered a radically different opportunity to doing the same in "The Outside Fleet" as we used to rather snobbishly...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th July 2020, 16:34
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
Ah, the 'not in a team' code! (Stop! There was no...

Ah, the 'not in a team' code! (Stop! There was no such code! Not that I know of anyway).

If you say so but the gist still seems to me to impugn the Chiefs and your unhappinesses as only Denholm's...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th July 2020, 12:10
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
Let me assure you that had I known that someone...

Let me assure you that had I known that someone so aggressively unambitious was slated to hold my baby I would have gone out of my way to ensure you were not offered such psychologically...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th July 2020, 11:28
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
I am sure that an incident on one of the...

I am sure that an incident on one of the Seaspread Class was caused by Planned Maintenance too. Brass terminal on HV transformer in alternator excitation fixed with nut and bell washer. Call was for...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th July 2020, 11:12
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
It is good to hear of those times, John. I am not...

It is good to hear of those times, John. I am not sure Nick would think that well of me now. Harry Gilbert had the idea of us both taking turns as Super and as ECO Samudra Suraksha. I put the kibosh...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th July 2020, 11:49
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
Do please change the chip. It continues to read...

Do please change the chip. It continues to read more than is written. Perhaps I need to send more slowly.

I repeat, I ampliate, I say again, I did not dislike being an R/O and had fun doing it. It...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th July 2020, 23:25
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
Don't do yourself down. I never did.

Don't do yourself down. I never did.
Forum: The Radio Room 25th July 2020, 15:29
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
No I am not going to change on your account but...

No I am not going to change on your account but perhaps you might sample a little of you own medicine. To wit:

You clearly thought you were overworked. I pointed out that I had done the same job...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th July 2020, 14:01
Replies: 103
Views: 9,289
Posted By Varley
I am sorry you did not get any fun out of the...

I am sorry you did not get any fun out of the job, Po8. You seem to think that I had not done it myself, sometimes on ships a lot more complicated than the NKK built bulk carriers.

When I did jump...
Forum: The Galley 24th July 2020, 10:08
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By Varley
Damn it. No porn just: Did you mean: pork...

Damn it. No porn just:

Did you mean: pork pojarski
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2020, 12:43
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Varley
True, but the only thing mentioned here was the...

True, but the only thing mentioned here was the aluminium tablet/gadget. I am academically aware that that was/is not secret, perhaps not even 'restricted'.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2020, 12:36
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By Varley
But in three 'dimensions'. "Left hand out a bit"?...

But in three 'dimensions'. "Left hand out a bit"?

Not that I believe the instruments were as inaccurate as the report states.
Forum: The Engine Room 20th July 2020, 10:42
Replies: 44
Views: 3,499
Posted By Varley
I was going to post that I didn't think a water...

I was going to post that I didn't think a water tube boiler would fail quite so calamitously but I see Foster Wheeler are in the firetube market. But 60 Bar? 600C?

One C/E on Stonehaven, who...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th July 2020, 10:10
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Varley
It presumably offered the keepers some official...

It presumably offered the keepers some official comfort that they would not be held liable for the consequences of the light being deliberately unlit (WRT friendly ships anyway).
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 19th July 2020, 10:09
Replies: 28
Views: 1,791
Posted By Varley
I see the RN have adopted the three watch system....

I see the RN have adopted the three watch system. Breakfasttime, Lunchtime and ?. The report must contravene the official secrets act as it reveals that luncheon in the RN is taken after 1130. All...
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