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Search: Posts Made By: Engine Serang
Forum: Bank Line 20th August 2019, 09:47
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Engine Serang
They were bought from a guy down a side street in...

They were bought from a guy down a side street in Alang.
Forum: The Radio Room 17th August 2019, 13:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Engine Serang
Give her one for me.

Give her one for me.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th August 2019, 20:30
Replies: 42
Views: 3,171
Posted By Engine Serang
Sea Quest was the biggest three-legged stool ever...

Sea Quest was the biggest three-legged stool ever and launching it was a huge gamble.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th August 2019, 22:23
Replies: 42
Views: 3,171
Posted By Engine Serang
I suppose painting them is like painting the...

I suppose painting them is like painting the Forth Bridge.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2019, 11:27
Replies: 42
Views: 3,171
Posted By Engine Serang
Truth be known I know very little about H&W other...

Truth be known I know very little about H&W other than by reading and rumour but in his book The Rise and Fall of British Shipbuilding, Anthony Burton tells of the arrogance of most British...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 2nd August 2019, 06:54
Replies: 42
Views: 3,171
Posted By Engine Serang
I imagine many businesses will be looking for...

I imagine many businesses will be looking for Government help in the next year. With less than 200 workers H&W probably do not have enough of a critical mass to persuade politicians. This site...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th July 2019, 07:29
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Engine Serang
Bloody outback, #1...

Bloody outback, #1 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) you are high and dry and #6 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) you...
Forum: Say Hello 27th July 2019, 07:11
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Engine Serang
Basil is always right. He told me himself.

Basil is always right.
He told me himself.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 26th July 2019, 07:22
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Engine Serang
You've run aground.

You've run aground.
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 16:56
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By Engine Serang
Range sometimes tied into speed; range at full...

Range sometimes tied into speed; range at full sea speed and range at economic speed.
Quite often endurance is quoted for naval ships, this takes into account fuel consumption and crew requirements.
Forum: The Bridge 19th July 2019, 16:26
Replies: 52
Views: 4,220
Posted By Engine Serang
Probably a Sin Theta ( Sin ϑ ) in there somewhere.

Probably a Sin Theta ( Sin ϑ ) in there somewhere.
Forum: BP Shipping 19th July 2019, 14:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By Engine Serang
I'm not sure exactly what it means, it was just a...

I'm not sure exactly what it means, it was just a nice little phrase I picked up from that nice Mr Varley.
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 16:49
Replies: 52
Views: 4,220
Posted By Engine Serang
In the 70's the Examiners Clerk was Cousins, I...

In the 70's the Examiners Clerk was Cousins, I think Len or Les Cousins and he could work out your sea-time just by looking at you. I was more afraid of him than the Examiner.
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 10:26
Replies: 52
Views: 4,220
Posted By Engine Serang
Probably we all have sailed with Mates who were...

Probably we all have sailed with Mates who were not sound on GM, BM, GZ and TPI. Similarly Engineers who were flaky on blowing down a gauge glass or the finer points of the 15ppm meter, but these...
Forum: Say Hello 16th July 2019, 10:15
Replies: 16
Views: 1,236
Posted By Engine Serang
Bob pay no heed to the likes of Barrie and...

Bob pay no heed to the likes of Barrie and Varley, they are the Old-Guard. Join me as one of the Young-Turks.
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 10:08
Replies: 52
Views: 4,220
Posted By Engine Serang
Best indeed! Could you say which other Colleges...

Best indeed!
Could you say which other Colleges you compared Glasgow with and what criteria did you use to come up with your conclusion.
Forum: The Engine Room 15th July 2019, 10:01
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By Engine Serang
I have no doubt your Chiller worked like a clock...

I have no doubt your Chiller worked like a clock or as we would say, a wee sewing machine. Bolt it onto a bulkhead or weld it in the fridge flat and things have a habit of unravelling. And the dog...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th July 2019, 09:50
Replies: 50
Views: 5,462
Posted By Engine Serang
My experience of new merchant ships is that...

My experience of new merchant ships is that equipment is set to work during the last few weeks alongside followed by a day at sea to confirm speed etc. Minor problems are sorted out by the...
Forum: Ship Research 13th July 2019, 15:41
Replies: 40
Views: 2,566
Posted By Engine Serang
The Bermuda Technical Institute, you couldn't...

The Bermuda Technical Institute, you couldn't make it up.
Forum: The Bridge 12th July 2019, 07:39
Replies: 52
Views: 4,220
Posted By Engine Serang
Stephen, are you qualified? I've always had my...

Stephen, are you qualified?
I've always had my suspicions.
Forum: BP Shipping 12th July 2019, 06:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By Engine Serang
A very pertinent question, Today, what...

A very pertinent question, Today, what constitutes a British Ship? Admiral Google tells me the British Heritage is registered in the Isle of Man (Crooked Mona) and owned by, wait for it, Hai Kuo Sg...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th July 2019, 09:44
Replies: 50
Views: 5,462
Posted By Engine Serang
Perhaps Mr Cooke Priest has sabotaged her.

Perhaps Mr Cooke Priest has sabotaged her.
Forum: The Engine Room 11th July 2019, 06:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By Engine Serang
As a cadet it was my job to whirl the Sling...

As a cadet it was my job to whirl the Sling Psychrometer. Not because it was a difficult or arduous task but because the 3/E did not want to look like a *****. My instruction was to find out what RH...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 14:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By Engine Serang
Gulf of Oman, sea temperature starts to rise,...

Gulf of Oman, sea temperature starts to rise, condenser looses a wee bit of vacuum and steam jet starts on its inexorable path to uselessness. By the time the Texaco Denmark gets to Ras Tan it had...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 19:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,247
Posted By Engine Serang
My book calls it a vile corruption. As is...

My book calls it a vile corruption. As is anything other than Flannelette Pan-jammises.
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