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Search: Posts Made By: Robert Hilton
Forum: Tall ships 17th September 2019, 08:20
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By Robert Hilton
Agreed. However I remember reading a what...

Agreed. However I remember reading a what appeared to be an autobiographical work that was on board a ship I sailed as apprentice in the 50's. I found it enthralling as it described all sorts of...
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2019, 19:52
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Robert Hilton
Quite right. However I forgot to add that the...

Quite right. However I forgot to add that the toggle painter could still be used in a vessel dead in the water. The oaersmen on the off side would backwater and the boat's head would sheer as needed....
Forum: Histories 9th September 2019, 19:40
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Robert Hilton
Nice one, Barrie. Pretext indeed, but what can we...

Nice one, Barrie. Pretext indeed, but what can we expect from politicians?
Forum: The Bridge 9th September 2019, 06:59
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Robert Hilton
I think sheering off a lifeboat refers to the use...

I think sheering off a lifeboat refers to the use of the toggle painter made fast to the lifeboat's stern and led forward. As long as the ship had some headway the lifeboat's head rope would be let...
Forum: United States Navy 5th September 2019, 06:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By Robert Hilton
Correct. And any number of electronic...

Correct. And any number of electronic applications seem to me to only exist to enable the so called designers to show off. Our Renault Scenic has persistent computer problems that don't really...
Forum: Say Hello 5th August 2019, 08:25
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By Robert Hilton
Er, which Newcastle?

Er, which Newcastle?
Forum: Say Hello 3rd August 2019, 07:38
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Robert Hilton
Sorry to say I also only remember Maynards as a...

Sorry to say I also only remember Maynards as a sweet shop with no apostrophe. Dylan Thomas wrote of "Mintoes," but that may have been poetic licence. Good luck with the much more serious search.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th July 2019, 11:57
Replies: 73
Views: 5,838
Posted By Robert Hilton
Agreed. One of my sea poems has a preamble from a...

Agreed. One of my sea poems has a preamble from a friend, "I'm glad I was through it in the right times."
Forum: Ship Research 23rd July 2019, 09:55
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By Robert Hilton
If it could pound away with anything like secrecy...

If it could pound away with anything like secrecy it can't have been a British Seagull. When I lived by water with no roads anywhere near I could hear visitors approaching before they came within a...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd July 2019, 09:43
Replies: 25
Views: 2,771
Posted By Robert Hilton
Barquette is a French culinary container....

Barquette is a French culinary container. Aluminium foil ones are sold in French supermarkets for packaging food cooked in them such as brawn or pate. The pastry ones are less common now, except...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 20th July 2019, 20:30
Replies: 73
Views: 5,838
Posted By Robert Hilton
However in a war everybody loses.

However in a war everybody loses.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 17th July 2019, 10:05
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Robert Hilton
Thanks Phil. A Danish lass once made me a...

Thanks Phil. A Danish lass once made me a "Pirate's Eye," which was a slice of toast with a hole at one side with the egg fried or poached in it, and the piece from the hole on the other side to...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th July 2019, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By Robert Hilton
Please tell us how they are made. I scramble...

Please tell us how they are made. I scramble three eggs for breakfast and stir in a teaspoonful of chopped anchovy. It doesn't take much.
Forum: Bank Line 16th July 2019, 17:05
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By Robert Hilton
I knew a man who bought a house in Finchley and...

I knew a man who bought a house in Finchley and was surprised to fine that, if he had an erection in the garden, it was to be no more than six feet in length, breadth and height.
Forum: Ship Research 15th July 2019, 21:24
Replies: 40
Views: 2,817
Posted By Robert Hilton
Motor yachts are now sex barges. We called them...

Motor yachts are now sex barges. We called them that in the 50's.
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2019, 20:53
Replies: 26
Views: 2,521
Posted By Robert Hilton
Most of them.

Most of them.
Forum: Ship Research 7th July 2019, 20:22
Replies: 40
Views: 2,817
Posted By Robert Hilton
Nevertheless the ship only needs swinging, or the...

Nevertheless the ship only needs swinging, or the compass adjusting, after building or after repair work or alterations. So whatever the material the compass will only be affected by change of the...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 07:57
Replies: 40
Views: 2,817
Posted By Robert Hilton
Quite right, though other companies called us...

Quite right, though other companies called us apprentices. Applying varnish was the easy reward for all that scraping and sanding. Teak rails would be either bare and oiled after vigorous treatment...
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 3rd July 2019, 22:08
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Robert Hilton
The name Horlock is associated with sailing barge...

The name Horlock is associated with sailing barge owners around Mistley, Essex, until some time in the 20th century. There might or might not be a link. Others will know more about it than I do.
Forum: Say Hello 22nd June 2019, 08:13
Replies: 23
Views: 4,312
Posted By Robert Hilton
I'd be interested to see images, but wouldn't...

I'd be interested to see images, but wouldn't trust my valuation. Knowing what I like isn't knowing the market.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th June 2019, 11:26
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Robert Hilton
Of Plymouth. Not a place I would expect a...

Of Plymouth. Not a place I would expect a mooring. It is given as the second landfall in the passage up Channel in most versions of the song 'Spanish Ladies.' Also the vicinity of the loss of the...
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2019, 10:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By Robert Hilton
They were made for aircraft, but became surplus...

They were made for aircraft, but became surplus and so quite cheap. Many found their way onto all sorts of small craft despite being marked in degrees. However you didn't need to look at the degrees...
Forum: The Bridge 4th June 2019, 15:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By Robert Hilton
Definitely an aircraft compass, but still useful...

Definitely an aircraft compass, but still useful for small craft.
Forum: Tall ships 16th May 2019, 08:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,156
Posted By Robert Hilton
The yards appear to be only braced by rotating...

The yards appear to be only braced by rotating the masts. How do they allow for the fact that the wind is stronger higher up and lower yards need to be braced more sharp up due to the apparent wind...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 16th May 2019, 08:13
Replies: 85
Views: 8,851
Posted By Robert Hilton
Some time ago, on a four day passage I had four...

Some time ago, on a four day passage I had four day 'flu'. Standing watch and watch was a bit tough, but manageable. On arrival at the destination the 'flu' was gone, but I was coughing blood, so...
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