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Search: Posts Made By: steviej
Forum: Bulk Carriers 26th July 2018, 20:37
Replies: 1,090
Views: 188,159
Posted By steviej
I was on the Furness Bridge in 1973 and we...

I was on the Furness Bridge in 1973 and we experienced the similar storms and the the forward deck hatch dogs came loose filling the forecastle with sea water. I was really upset as I had to ...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th March 2016, 15:30
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By steviej
Master of the modern game both with Ajax and...

Master of the modern game both with Ajax and Barcelona. Probably the best footballing brain there has ever been.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th September 2015, 19:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,925
Posted By steviej
Lots of my boyhood heroes in this team.

Lots of my boyhood heroes in this team.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th September 2015, 19:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By steviej
Oh. I forgot to mention that at golf he was a...

Oh. I forgot to mention that at golf he was a single handicapper, both left and right handed.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th September 2015, 16:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By steviej
Brian Close

One of the best Captains Yorkshire ever had. We in Yorkshire will remember him, as will the rest of cricket. A hard man.
More stories have been told about Brian Close, or to be precise his...
Forum: Manchester Liners 5th December 2014, 21:44
Replies: 2
Views: 5,018
Posted By steviej
thanks Andy

thanks Andy
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd March 2014, 21:22
Replies: 66
Views: 10,585
Posted By steviej
Lost BBC, ITV, Channel 4 but I have my trusty sky...

Lost BBC, ITV, Channel 4 but I have my trusty sky sports and BT Sports. Alas the only thing I am really missing is sky channel 404. The golf channel. Pack my bags I'm coming home.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th March 2012, 21:05
Replies: 39
Views: 7,188
Posted By steviej
Solution

Try using the Calibre software. You can convert from PDF to epub format and then load on to your device. easy.. The great thing about calibre is that you can store your files on the software and...
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 26th March 2011, 19:50
Replies: 86
Views: 28,402
Posted By steviej
I was on Fred Olsen's MS Balmoral in January and...

I was on Fred Olsen's MS Balmoral in January and a pint of Stella was 2.95, I thought that was quite cheap as a pint of Stella can cost a lot more shoreside. However I ordered one one of my...
Forum: Ferries 12th November 2010, 16:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By steviej
Yes. This could be good news if it's true. If the...

Yes. This could be good news if it's true. If the only provider to Spain is Brittanty Ferries. Prices will surely rise.
Forum: Manchester Liners 3rd October 2010, 21:00
Replies: 2
Views: 5,018
Posted By steviej
Gene Wallace (Manchester Concept)

Does anybody remember my old friend, Gene Wallace 2/E on the Manchester Concept in 1975. Well he has just crossed the bar. I remember him telling me of the incident of the Manchester Concept which...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 10th February 2010, 10:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,194
Posted By steviej
MV St John.

Thanks Zelo from the comprehensive information. Photo of the St John on Flickr group Classic Merchant Shipping
...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 10th February 2010, 10:16
Replies: 5
Views: 2,194
Posted By steviej
MV St John

Can anybody give me information on the South American Saint Lines that was used on that company's service from the UK to South America. South American Saint Lines was absorbed by Houlder Brothers in...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th August 2009, 21:45
Replies: 30
Views: 3,594
Posted By steviej
No its obvious if you cannot fix it with a...

No its obvious if you cannot fix it with a hammer. You need a bigger one.
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 7th July 2009, 20:01
Replies: 71
Views: 15,369
Posted By steviej
Mike seems a great camera. At first I thought...

Mike seems a great camera. At first I thought about the noise being a huge 14.7mp. However the review is upbeat and compares other Canon
Cameras only. I have a high mpix Fuji that suffers from...
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 27th June 2009, 20:33
Replies: 28
Views: 3,285
Posted By steviej
I have had two Fuji Cameras. The F40fd and the...

I have had two Fuji Cameras. The F40fd and the F100fd. Both cameras have given me great service as a handy snapper and they both take the xd cards and the sandisk. I have had problems with the xd...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 12th June 2009, 20:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,484
Posted By steviej
Yes great ship. I did a couple of trips in 73...

Yes great ship. I did a couple of trips in 73 when she was on a Harrison Line Charter. Thanks for posting the photo.
Forum: Manchester Liners 12th June 2009, 20:04
Replies: 44
Views: 21,940
Posted By steviej
Clutch out whilst in the Locks!

Yes The "C" Class boats had CCP Control Pitch Propeller. The Pitch of the propeller varied. If you were at zero pitch you could run the engines with the clutch in, which gave the bridge full control....
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 26th May 2009, 16:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,969
Posted By steviej
That's a pretty sharp photo. You must have had a...

That's a pretty sharp photo. You must have had a reasonable Camera. BTW does it scan slides? What is the scanner called.
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 18th May 2009, 16:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,852
Posted By steviej
If you are using a camera that is non-telescopic,...

If you are using a camera that is non-telescopic, fit a lens filter. You can wipe the condensation off the filter with a tissue without damaging the lens
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2009, 21:52
Replies: 133
Views: 14,654
Posted By steviej
I remember I picked up a fish tail Bacho. The...

I remember I picked up a fish tail Bacho. The fish tail had two types of serrations on the inner sides of the tail to grip the nut. Mind you I also remember the damage the shifter used to do to do to...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th April 2009, 20:45
Replies: 30
Views: 3,540
Posted By steviej
Nice air start to this one.. ...

Nice air start to this one..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnTnXp3LUUU&feature=channel_page
Forum: The Engine Room 12th April 2009, 09:22
Replies: 364
Views: 120,661
Posted By steviej
Yes. I sailed on the first of the Sister Ships....

Yes. I sailed on the first of the Sister Ships. The Furness Bridge. It was not nicknamed the F****** B******. for nothing.(EEK)
Forum: Manchester Liners 4th March 2009, 07:46
Replies: 5
Views: 3,123
Posted By steviej
I think you are talking about John Fagan. I am...

I think you are talking about John Fagan. I am sure that Paddy was a PSNC nickname. I sailed with quite a few times on the Manchester Challange when he when he was 2/E. Nice man and a great engineer....
Forum: Manchester Liners 2nd February 2009, 17:40
Replies: 14
Views: 9,647
Posted By steviej
I also did one winter trip on the Zeal to Newark....

I also did one winter trip on the Zeal to Newark. I think it took us 10 days to cross. I cannot remember the tonnage but it was quite a small ship to cross to the states. I also remember it was the...
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