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Search: Posts Made By: gordy
Forum: Ship Research 13th April 2018, 11:49
Replies: 120
Views: 43,167
Posted By gordy
The day after my sister had advised she was off...

The day after my sister had advised she was off to cruise the Norwegian coast I spotted this wee cruise ship in Greenock.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Astoria

Now living in Helensburgh I'd...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th April 2018, 11:14
Replies: 40
Views: 7,632
Posted By gordy
Thanks for that, I've been curious for a while. ...

Thanks for that, I've been curious for a while.

Our power line adapters used to drop in and out regularly but I think Freeview had been meddling with their software causing the issue. For a few...
Forum: The Bridge 19th June 2017, 09:12
Replies: 19
Views: 1,853
Posted By gordy
Eh! Angled flight decks, ski jump for harriers,...

Eh!
Angled flight decks, ski jump for harriers, steel decks?
UK inventions and systems methinks.
Forum: Say Hello 25th August 2015, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By gordy
Hi Martin, I'm in contact with the last...

Hi Martin,

I'm in contact with the last driver of the Titan in John Browns Clydebank.

I could ask him to answer any of your questions.
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 26th June 2015, 22:16
Replies: 1
Views: 2,465
Posted By gordy
A grand day out on an old friend

We took two old friends up to the Trossachs hoping to do a trip on the Sir Walter Scott.

Lady luck was on our side.
Too late to get on the 1430 sightseeing run we were advised to try again at...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th April 2015, 08:17
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By gordy
I'll check with my much younger advisors(Jester) ...

I'll check with my much younger advisors(Jester)

The big thing is your privacy settings, these can be set to share your stuff either with friends or public. I keep mine set to friends only...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 17th February 2015, 22:32
Replies: 18
Views: 5,156
Posted By gordy
A visiting insurance rep on our supply boat...

A visiting insurance rep on our supply boat informed us (1976/7), that one crane boom/month was being lost on the installations.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th February 2015, 18:43
Replies: 22
Views: 4,296
Posted By gordy
If you only want text printing a b&w laser jet...

If you only want text printing a b&w laser jet might be an option, quite cheap.

After my last Canon went t*ts up I found out it was the colour print head, and that I hadn't done enough printing....
Forum: Royal Navy 1st December 2014, 21:25
Replies: 14
Views: 2,417
Posted By gordy
Amazing. So glad most of our offshore pilots...

Amazing.

So glad most of our offshore pilots were ex RN.

Some of the Yanks flew as if we were filming Apocalypse Now !
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th November 2014, 21:12
Replies: 41
Views: 7,080
Posted By gordy
Was it in here I saw the term 'I could start that...

Was it in here I saw the term 'I could start that (motor) engine with a butterfly's fart' One of my favourites(Jester)

My moments on the plates, Brisbane on the Ixion, 1st trip junior, thought I...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 11th November 2014, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,952
Posted By gordy
Apple community forums are the best at advice...

Apple community forums are the best at advice I've found, but then I'm almost 100% Apple, laptop, phone his & hers iPads, only usurper is memsahib with her android phone.
You do need an Apple ID...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th October 2014, 21:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By gordy
Best live music night I attended was the Gerry...

Best live music night I attended was the Gerry Rafferty tribute do where Jack Bruce was amazing. RIP
Forum: Histories 22nd October 2014, 11:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By gordy
The adz work in the film was quite a coincidence...

The adz work in the film was quite a coincidence for me.
I having been clearing out my late brother in laws house and garage, a real hoarder so quite a job. The garage was near waist deep in junk,...
Forum: Histories 21st October 2014, 19:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By gordy
Packards built Merlins. ...

Packards built Merlins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packard_V-1650
Forum: Ben Line 19th October 2014, 16:55
Replies: 18
Views: 8,697
Posted By gordy
1966, fresh out of Fairfields, I think I stunned...

1966, fresh out of Fairfields, I think I stunned the interviewer a bit when I announced I'd need time to think over his offer of a job!
"Why" he asked, "because I'm awaiting replies from other...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th October 2014, 16:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By gordy
Another clever engineer tale, (not me!) ...

Another clever engineer tale, (not me!)
Offshore we had two 60' x 15' vertical vessels used for removing oxygen from the water being pumped into the oil reservoir. It was a major shutdown and vessel...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 19th October 2014, 08:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By gordy
If memory serves you might be talking about the...

If memory serves you might be talking about the venturi effect,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venturi_effect

We used kit like this offshore to ventilate open vessels.

What your referring to...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th October 2014, 18:59
Replies: 23
Views: 3,651
Posted By gordy
Built 1935, hardly run in (Jester)

Built 1935, hardly run in (Jester)
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th September 2014, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,894
Posted By gordy
On the Canon I have recently passed on to...

On the Canon I have recently passed on to daughter the print head had become clogged due to not using it enough. Apparently a test print once a month should be ok. The ink had dried into the very...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th September 2014, 12:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,894
Posted By gordy
Have you done a roller clean? If the ink is...

Have you done a roller clean?

If the ink is running out then the problem is more serious.

Are you using 'pattern' or genuine cartridges?

Haven't heard of this problem before and have been...
Forum: Royal Navy 28th August 2014, 10:56
Replies: 14
Views: 2,219
Posted By gordy
My 1st thought too.

My 1st thought too.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 24th August 2014, 09:41
Replies: 20
Views: 6,534
Posted By gordy
This morning I ordered an Osprey dongle from EE, ...

This morning I ordered an Osprey dongle from EE,
http://shop.ee.co.uk/dongles/pay-as-you-go-mobile-broadband/osprey-white-from-ee-2gb-payg/details

We have one in the YES campaign office and it's...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th August 2014, 19:39
Replies: 21
Views: 4,416
Posted By gordy
Another tale of woe re Fergusons, ...

Another tale of woe re Fergusons,

http://news.highlandperthshire.co.uk/spiritwillthiseverhappen.htm
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th August 2014, 07:32
Replies: 21
Views: 4,416
Posted By gordy
They built ferries for MacBraynes on the Mersey...

They built ferries for MacBraynes on the Mersey recently which perhaps begs the question of why not on the Clyde.

Many insist it's due to EU tendering regulations, maybe some on here can explain...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th July 2014, 18:31
Replies: 30
Views: 6,415
Posted By gordy
Idling any internal combustion reciprocating...

Idling any internal combustion reciprocating engine for long periods is not a good thing IMHO. The fuel won't burn properly and lub oil in the combustion spaces will not burn off in the same way as...
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