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Search: Posts Made By: makko
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 18:44
Replies: 153
Views: 14,963
Posted By makko
Always a nice gesture when visiting a ship -...

Always a nice gesture when visiting a ship - Newspapers or mags and fresh milk!!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 28th September 2019, 22:53
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By makko
A. Holt's were not insured. This has led to a...

A. Holt's were not insured. This has led to a general misconception from others regarding BF, as A. Holt once famously said, his "Deck and Engineer Officers and his crews were the best insurance!"....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 22:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By makko
My Dad's drain pipes and window frames come to...

My Dad's drain pipes and window frames come to mind, Pat!!!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 15:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By makko
They were built like brick outhouses! Remember,...

They were built like brick outhouses! Remember, Alfred Holt was first and foremost a Marine Engineer. It was his vision that put motor ships on the China tea run, wiping out the competition in time...
Forum: Ship Research 26th September 2019, 20:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By makko
It is also a fact of life that newbuilds are...

It is also a fact of life that newbuilds are built, on the whole, with minimum classification requirements.

The "design service life" is also part of this, just like oil and gas equipment and...
Forum: Ship Research 30th August 2019, 04:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By makko
My Dad was "made up" to 3/E, acting really as an...

My Dad was "made up" to 3/E, acting really as an extra 2/E on Menestheus when new. The engine controls jammed in Hong Kong harbour and she collided with a Chinese ship. I have to get the details...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 17:56
Replies: 44
Views: 10,578
Posted By makko
Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and...

Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 17:55
Replies: 44
Views: 10,578
Posted By makko
Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and...

Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th August 2019, 23:05
Replies: 44
Views: 5,375
Posted By makko
The initial Blue Funnel Super 'P's were ordered...

The initial Blue Funnel Super 'P's were ordered from British yards (1965/66). Eighteen months later, two ships were ordered from Mitsubishi HI. Blue Funnel had to pay "delay money" so that the...
Forum: Say Hello 21st July 2019, 19:50
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By makko
A warm welcome aboard! Enjoy. Rgds. Dave ...

A warm welcome aboard! Enjoy.
Rgds.
Dave
In Mexico City
Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 21:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By makko
Tom, It is my regret that I never sailed from...

Tom,
It is my regret that I never sailed from or to Liverpool. The only UK "port" that I visited during my sea career was "Gravesend, explosives anchorage!". I spent my time on the Barber Blue Sea...
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2019, 23:43
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By makko
Not Bank line but the "opposition"! Penang,...

Not Bank line but the "opposition"! Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong for runs ashore. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, to see the missus!

Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th July 2019, 00:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By makko
I went to the office today to liberate two 500...

I went to the office today to liberate two 500 sheet packets of paper - Ink no problem. Epson L380! Go for it.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th July 2019, 01:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By makko
Without a doubt, Epson L380 with external tanks!...

Without a doubt, Epson L380 with external tanks! 2600 sheets, 95% colour and one recharge of the reservoirs that works out at about 15 squids. Many of my prints are photographs at the highest...
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 22:33
Replies: 53
Views: 4,875
Posted By makko
We had a video player/recorder on Barber Priam....

We had a video player/recorder on Barber Priam. One of the reel capstans broke and it was a "priority" job to machine a new one. Very successful. We must have watched "10" with Bo Derek over a dozen...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd June 2019, 16:41
Replies: 23
Views: 4,387
Posted By makko
Robert, The thread originator must of got rid...

Robert,
The thread originator must of got rid of his stuff by now because it was nine years ago!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd May 2019, 22:44
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 3,410
Posted By makko
Actually, mine is a Waterman!

Actually, mine is a Waterman!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd May 2019, 15:49
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 3,410
Posted By makko
I originally bought a Canon Pixma as a colour...

I originally bought a Canon Pixma as a colour printer. The cartridges were very small and lasted for no more than twelve pages! Then the print head went south and I dumped it! I then got an Epson...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd April 2019, 19:36
Replies: 36
Ink
Views: 3,410
Posted By makko
After much searching, I bought an Epson L380....

After much searching, I bought an Epson L380. This is a printer/scanner/copier without Bluetooth. After over one year of use, 1770 letter size prints, around 1650 in colour of which many, maybe a...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd April 2019, 16:01
Replies: 88
Views: 14,227
Posted By makko
The problem with the Paxmans emergency generators...

The problem with the Paxmans emergency generators on the Blue Funnel Super P class was that some dimwit had bought engines that ran at 1800 rpm and generators that operated at 3600 rpm. There were...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th March 2019, 18:35
Replies: 36
Views: 3,524
Posted By makko
Bellisima is Italian for "most...

Bellisima is Italian for "most beautiful"...........Brutisima is the "most ugly"!
Ciao,
Dave
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd February 2019, 18:30
Replies: 28
Views: 2,571
Posted By makko
Thank you Harry for confirming my original post...

Thank you Harry for confirming my original post which met with some scathing comments!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Bridge 15th February 2019, 23:55
Replies: 7
Views: 2,067
Posted By makko
Remarkable! Then again, the engine room and...

Remarkable! Then again, the engine room and rudder, screw etc. has traditionally been quoted as being around 80% of a ships cost to build.

The "missing bit" is bridge, accom, pipe/cable runs and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th February 2019, 23:45
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By makko
I bought one to change the timing belt on a 1989...

I bought one to change the timing belt on a 1989 Chrysler Shadow. Impeccably detailed and the job was a complete success. I saved a bundle. RIP Mr. Haynes.
When we sold the car, I gave the Haynes...
Forum: Wrecks 13th February 2019, 01:25
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By makko
Very interesting. Thanks!

Very interesting. Thanks!
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