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Search: Posts Made By: spongebob
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2019, 23:49
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By spongebob
To finally hammer this matter out , We also...

To finally hammer this matter out ,
We also have the Cross Pein and the line pein hammers with chisel style head fore and aft or athwartships as used by tinsmiths, panel beaters etc .
Could be used...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2019, 21:42
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By spongebob
Really, it's a ball hammer , the knob does the...

Really, it's a ball hammer , the knob does the peinng/peaning / piening
Forum: The Radio Room 26th October 2019, 00:24
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By spongebob
Just the right size pene to hit the morse key...

Just the right size pene to hit the morse key with when frustrated ?
Forum: The Galley 25th October 2019, 21:12
Replies: 28
Views: 2,724
Posted By spongebob
Yes S38, that storm was hurricane Carrie which...

Yes S38, that storm was hurricane Carrie which built in the Azores and blew right up into the Irish Sea before disapating.
I was on passenger/ cargo ship Rangitane in the Bay of Biscay at the time...
Forum: Blue Star Line 19th October 2019, 03:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By spongebob
As far as the NZ meat industry was concerned ...

As far as the NZ meat industry was concerned during the 1950's to 1970's Lord Vesty showed definite frugality toward his investments here unlike other overseas owned plants that continued with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 23:27
Replies: 234
Views: 23,832
Posted By spongebob
Leratty was eventually headed for Auckland during...

Leratty was eventually headed for Auckland during his long cruise and had promised to contact me for a meet up but I have heard nothing yet.
That's the trouble ,or benifit of cruising , time means...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 20:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By spongebob
Vesty was such a tight parse that he might have...

Vesty was such a tight parse that he might have ignored British Cities in case he was taxed for the priveledge
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 07:20
Replies: 234
Views: 23,832
Posted By spongebob
SM is the most mobile member we have, his trouble...

SM is the most mobile member we have, his trouble shooting takes him to all corners of the globe it seems so he has a wider appreciation of others lives than the rest of us . Tolerance of your...
Forum: Tugs 14th October 2019, 06:14
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By spongebob
Greg, New Zealand is about 80% renewable energy...

Greg, New Zealand is about 80% renewable energy now, mostly Hydro but geothermal and wind also with the beginnings of solar.
We have one Hydro station at Manapouri that is entirely dedicated at...
Forum: Tugs 13th October 2019, 21:42
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By spongebob
http://www.poal.co.nz/media/ports-of-auckland-buys...

http://www.poal.co.nz/media/ports-of-auckland-buys-world-first-electric-tug,

I hope that this fills in a few blanks David.

Bob
Forum: Say Hello 12th October 2019, 06:05
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By spongebob
Welcome back Nick, I know what it feels like, a...

Welcome back Nick, I know what it feels like, a cumbersome rejoining system

Bob
Forum: Tugs 12th October 2019, 01:11
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By spongebob
Electric tug for Auckland

Auckland Harbour Authority has placed an order with Dutch builder Damen for the world's first electric powered Harbour tug.
The 24.7 metre tug will have a 70 tonne bollard pulll and will cope with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th October 2019, 22:46
Replies: 234
Views: 23,832
Posted By spongebob
Thanks for your concern OJ , I have been off site...

Thanks for your concern OJ , I have been off site for about a month due to a lock out followed by an inability to re establish my connection due to eyesight , age and devilishly tricky temporary log...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd October 2019, 23:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By spongebob
The log on system could be simpler, afterall it...

The log on system could be simpler, afterall it is not Fort Knox or the Bank of England.
I have been off site for about a month after fudging my log in and experienced no end of frustration getting...
Forum: Say Hello 6th September 2019, 22:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By spongebob
I saw the heading "Stainless Patriot " and...

I saw the heading "Stainless Patriot " and thought it was from someone who had a different view of Magabee !

Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 19th August 2019, 23:48
Replies: 28
Views: 3,570
Posted By spongebob
Sorry Alan, missed your post. Those three were...

Sorry Alan, missed your post.
Those three were there in 1957 when I was on board .
I believe Jack Hill went ashore the next year as London based fridge Super but didn't like the job so he returned...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 05:18
Replies: 45
Views: 3,808
Posted By spongebob
Correct, I have found my old list, The...

Correct, I have found my old list,


The Fairbanks Morse was aboard the old liberty boat
The Officers motor boat had a Gardner
The Commodores Barge had a Ford Mercury V8 conversion.
The...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 04:27
Replies: 45
Views: 3,808
Posted By spongebob
[QUOTE=russellward;2997105]The old back to front...

[QUOTE=russellward;2997105]The old back to front telegraphs trick. And they fell for it again! That was the ex HMNZDT Manawanui. She was sold to the Maritime Park at Paeroa NZ for a dollar or so and...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 02:26
Replies: 45
Views: 3,808
Posted By spongebob
I seem to remember that one of the tugs and a 72'...

I seem to remember that one of the tugs and a 72' HDML were moored in the river alongside the Paeroa Maritime Museum . The tug disappeared but the ML remained for a while. I am about to drive past...
Forum: Tugs 9th August 2019, 21:45
Replies: 45
Views: 3,808
Posted By spongebob
Russell , the two tugs were in service at the...

Russell , the two tugs were in service at the dock yard when I served my time and I worked on the engines of both while in the ICE shop .
I posted long ago about the mix up of the telegraph wires , ...
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2019, 23:10
Replies: 44
Views: 10,980
Posted By spongebob
New Brunswick ?

New Brunswick ?
Forum: Say Hello 5th August 2019, 11:14
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By spongebob
That ship is definitely not the square rigged...

That ship is definitely not the square rigged replica of Cook 's Endeavoutpr that is normally berthed at the Maritime museum in Sydney .

Bob
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2019, 23:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,592
Posted By spongebob
Beautiful is the only word for it but think of...

Beautiful is the only word for it but think of the brightwork and varnish up stairs!
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By spongebob
Gordon , you sure drew the short straws

Gordon , you sure drew the short straws
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 00:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By spongebob
Gordon, you couldn't have picked a bigger lemon...

Gordon, you couldn't have picked a bigger lemon than Those K boats on the coal run .

Bob
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