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Search: Posts Made By: spongebob
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd January 2020, 20:48
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By spongebob
Closest I got to tv on board ship was when...

Closest I got to tv on board ship was when Rangitane berthed in the London dicks in 1957 and a set came on board to be set up in a small passenger lounge for the use of those standing by.
Tiny...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th January 2020, 02:51
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By spongebob
Peter, Never sailed on her but well knew Jim...

Peter, Never sailed on her but well knew Jim Cowie who was a motor chief doing his steam time and Brian Osbourne , a bloke that I served my time with who was the day work engineer . This was late...
Forum: Say Hello 18th January 2020, 05:32
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By spongebob
I came ashore to get married and took a temporary...

I came ashore to get married and took a temporary job as a technical sales clerk in the Auckland Branch of NZ's biggest engineering importer ,John Chambers and son , whose agencies included Babcock...
Forum: Tall ships 10th January 2020, 05:43
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By spongebob
I would have thought that Australia would be well...

I would have thought that Australia would be well endowed with pit prop timber from the vast forests of eucalyptus trees that seem to thrive over much of the land.
Years ago before reinforced...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th January 2020, 04:57
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By spongebob
In The poor light it reminds me of the control...

In The poor light it reminds me of the control and engine rooms of a submarine,

Bob
Forum: Tall ships 6th January 2020, 23:07
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By spongebob
In ship loving terms, " Nice ****" ...

In ship loving terms, " Nice ****"

Bob
Forum: Tall ships 6th January 2020, 06:37
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By spongebob
Tunatown, we call Douglas fir Oregon pine here...

Tunatown, we call Douglas fir Oregon pine here in Nz .
I have great memories of the Union CO's SS Waitemata steaming into Auckland laden to her marks with North American lumber , mostly cedar that...
Forum: Tall ships 5th January 2020, 06:51
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By spongebob
That might suggest that she carried US west coast...

That might suggest that she carried US west coast timbers the likes of Oregon pine, Cedar or Redwood to Australia for the joinery industry ?

Bob
Forum: Colliers 18th December 2019, 05:38
Replies: 36
Views: 16,303
Posted By spongebob
The Kaitawa and five others of her class used as...

The Kaitawa and five others of her class used as west coast colliers were a 'bad buy' for the Union Co , mainly due to the twin five cylinder British Polar engines which saw them underpowered for the...
Forum: Tugs 15th December 2019, 03:58
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By spongebob
Great details Greg, there is something special...

Great details Greg, there is something special about tug boats, bossy little things , a bit like some women I know .

Bob
Forum: Ship Research 15th December 2019, 00:34
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By spongebob
That can only be described as beautiful ! Owned...

That can only be described as beautiful !
Owned by the man who started out as a sucker .

Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 10th December 2019, 02:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By spongebob
What no Captain's or senior Officers tables !...

What no Captain's or senior Officers tables ! Next they will sport the big Ms and that perky chicken shop. Maybe a nice chippie as well.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th December 2019, 05:09
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
Russell ,Babcock our manual used to recommend...

Russell ,Babcock
our manual used to recommend blowing down water to waste in order to circulate the water in the boiler drum especially when coal fired and little ,if any ,real heat is being...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th December 2019, 02:00
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
Manholes, fearful things for the claustraphbia...

Manholes, fearful things for the claustraphbia prone like me 15"X11" too tight
16"x12" not n
Much better but the door stiffening frame depth for anything bigger prevented larger openings .
God...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th December 2019, 20:50
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
For many years now the scotch marine style...

For many years now the scotch marine style boilers and their modern three pass wet back versions have been of single furnace tube design for steaming capacities up to 35,000 to 40,000 lbs/hr...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th December 2019, 19:44
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By spongebob
Our papers remind us that he brought fear to the...

Our papers remind us that he brought fear to the hearts of many Kiwi batsmen over those years.

Bob
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 19:32
Replies: 26
Views: 2,786
Posted By spongebob
Thanks for that Sternchallis, it certainly shows...

Thanks for that Sternchallis, it certainly shows him in another light but his parsimony did exist in NZ and may well of been due to his insight of things to come with NZ's relationship and the EU....
Forum: The Engine Room 30th November 2019, 02:23
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) , that depiction might strike a pang of terror in the heart of John Rogers and others who have wielded the squaremouth...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th November 2019, 19:31
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
The need for one, two or three furnace tubes...

The need for one, two or three furnace tubes today would be based on several factors . If oil or gas fired a single furnace boiler could achieve an output of 30,000 pounds of steam per hour but to...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th November 2019, 00:30
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
Thanks Stephen. That says it all. Bob

Thanks Stephen. That says it all.

Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 28th November 2019, 20:30
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
My pleasure Sidnik, ask Google for a cross...

My pleasure Sidnik, ask Google for a cross section of a scotch marine boiler and you should find all you need.
The principles of design have not changed very much today save for welding replacing...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th November 2019, 03:42
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
Sidnik, We were still selling and building the...

Sidnik, We were still selling and building the latest versions these fire tube boilers when I retired .
The originals, such as your undersea treasure was known as a Scotch Marine two pass , wet...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th November 2019, 20:13
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By spongebob
Hello there Sidnik, The furnace tube diameters...

Hello there Sidnik, The furnace tube diameters and the number of stay bars would indicate that it is a boiler designed for higher pressures than usual while the two furnace design was not uncommon...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th November 2019, 19:32
Replies: 257
Views: 36,397
Posted By spongebob
You have to offer the right sort of 'baited hook'...

You have to offer the right sort of 'baited hook' post to tempt John into the fray these days , his mastery at punning is missed.

Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2019, 23:49
Replies: 65
Views: 6,360
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...
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