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Search: Posts Made By: BarryM
Forum: Tall ships 13th September 2011, 10:57
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
I'd suggest that:- 1. Money. The Australian...

I'd suggest that:-

1. Money. The Australian project is very tight for cash and dismantling/transport and rebuilding will be very expensive.

2. The full hull survey showed that so much new...
Forum: Tall ships 12th September 2011, 14:34
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
Carrick/City of Adelaide

Don,
As you can tell from the date it is quite a while since I last logged in here.

Without going into all the ins and outs, at one time the Scottish Maritime Museum was reasonably well funded...
Forum: Tall ships 6th February 2011, 21:35
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
The covering on the CoA/Carrick is not "plastic"...

The covering on the CoA/Carrick is not "plastic" but a breathable membrane similar to Gortex and it lets the air through but resists water. Funding for this was provided by a businessman who at one...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd March 2010, 10:04
Replies: 258
Views: 49,394
Posted By BarryM
I assume either the above is written tongue in...

I assume either the above is written tongue in cheek or you spent very, very, little time on steamships?

Barry M

PS. I wore civvies ashore.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd December 2009, 00:14
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By BarryM
I'm afraid it's a case of 'jack up bell and fit...

I'm afraid it's a case of 'jack up bell and fit new ship'. It's past restoration and you would simply have a replica.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 24th December 2008, 12:59
Replies: 23
Views: 7,616
Posted By BarryM
The photo in that link shows her minus the deck...

The photo in that link shows her minus the deck and so she would have looked odd on tow.
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 24th December 2008, 10:55
Replies: 23
Views: 7,616
Posted By BarryM
Try...

Try http://www.offshore247.com/news/art.aspx?id=12196

Barry M
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 23rd December 2008, 19:55
Replies: 23
Views: 7,616
Posted By BarryM
Hutton TLP (Tension Leg Paltform)

Hutton TLP (Tension Leg Paltform)
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 13th December 2008, 11:06
Replies: 55
Views: 16,596
Posted By BarryM
http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_620_2005-01-18...

http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_620_2005-01-18.html for potted history of Connell House
Forum: The Engine Room 5th March 2008, 14:01
Replies: 82
Views: 11,813
Posted By BarryM
B***** Hell Joe! Is that what you do for light...

B***** Hell Joe! Is that what you do for light reading? (No pun intended.)

Barry M (EEK)
Forum: Ship Research 30th December 2007, 15:48
Replies: 9
Views: 11,127
Posted By BarryM
Given the variation who's to say that you're not...

Given the variation who's to say that you're not right?
Forum: Ship Research 30th December 2007, 10:49
Replies: 9
Views: 11,127
Posted By BarryM
Whereas I remember firelines as 'all red'. I...

Whereas I remember firelines as 'all red'. I guess it goes to show that uniformity was down to individual companies - and sometimes not even as common as that. I recall drinking water tanks being...
Forum: Ship Research 29th December 2007, 10:15
Replies: 9
Views: 11,127
Posted By BarryM
If it's an old tug then colours may differ. My...

If it's an old tug then colours may differ. My recollection is of:-

Fuel Oil - dark chocolate brown
Lub Oil - Light brown
Feed/Fresh water - yellow
Steam - white (or silver for small-bore...
Forum: Tall ships 9th September 2007, 13:15
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
Not lost entirely. Sections retained by the...

Not lost entirely. Sections retained by the Scottish Maritime Museum will demonstrate why the ship's construction is so special and various artefacts will also be retained. Film, still photos, plans...
Forum: Tall ships 8th September 2007, 10:14
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
David, She's simply too far gone and there is a...

David, She's simply too far gone and there is a strong suspicion that any attempt to relaunch her will cause her to break up. Adelaide and Sunderland have been offered sections of her but they are...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th August 2007, 10:23
Replies: 108
Views: 22,005
Posted By BarryM
I recall The Cleland had a flexible approach to...

I recall The Cleland had a flexible approach to licensing hours. If you were still sitting there at lunchtime closing, the door was locked and you were forced to spend the afternoon there (with...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th August 2007, 09:37
Replies: 108
Views: 22,005
Posted By BarryM
No - but I well remember Helen and Wee Jean, the...

No - but I well remember Helen and Wee Jean, the two barmaids in the Cleland Bar across the road. Extra chips for the favoured!

Barry M
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th August 2007, 17:16
Replies: 108
Views: 22,005
Posted By BarryM
Derek, I can remember those lectures in the...

Derek,

I can remember those lectures in the 60's and also the apprentice who collapsed noisily to the floor as a more gruesome slide of the result of sexual excess was projected on the screen....
Forum: Royal Navy 20th June 2007, 17:17
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By BarryM
With help from his luvvie friends?

With help from his luvvie friends?
Forum: Tall ships 20th June 2007, 15:04
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
The petition also has its facts wrong,i.e. "The...

The petition also has its facts wrong,i.e. "The City of Adelaide was the forerunner of the SS Great Britain".

The GB was built 1843 - The CoA was built 1863.
Forum: Tall ships 19th June 2007, 23:46
Replies: 103
Views: 21,081
Posted By BarryM
Don't waste your time

Will any of the signatories put their hands in their pockets rather than just sign their names and why haven't they done so in the past? Some will - most wont and that's the tragedy of this vessel:...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th June 2007, 16:57
Replies: 38
Views: 3,259
Posted By BarryM
David, I "earned" my MN stripes through...

David,

I "earned" my MN stripes through graft, ability and examination. How did Eddie (RM Failed), a couple of newly-qualified Army 2nd lieutenants and various females with b***** all naval...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 18th June 2007, 11:37
Replies: 38
Views: 3,259
Posted By BarryM
OK - I've read it. Now tell me how they earned...

OK - I've read it. Now tell me how they earned these positions?
Forum: Royal Navy 18th June 2007, 09:43
Replies: 26
Views: 3,145
Posted By BarryM
....or made by Edward with his colouring pencil...

....or made by Edward with his colouring pencil set?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th June 2007, 20:45
Replies: 38
Views: 3,259
Posted By BarryM
I noted that omission as well but put it down to...

I noted that omission as well but put it down to the usual media ignorance. Mind you, having seem his attempts to march in step, I must admit that Andy Windsor has a promising career in the Ministry...
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