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Search: Posts Made By: makko
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 04:31
Replies: 232
Views: 23,029
Posted By makko
Tony Frost - Just learned on another thread that...

Tony Frost - Just learned on another thread that he passed away. Expert on Doxfords.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Galley 7th November 2019, 00:49
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By makko
One of the first jobs was to fabricate duplicate...

One of the first jobs was to fabricate duplicate keys. Leave the wives to send bacon sandwiches down to the ER on 12-04 watch! Then there was the "geyser", used to boil eggs to accompany the bacon...
Forum: Say Hello 30th October 2019, 01:42
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By makko
I did my time and certs up to 2/E. Then ashore,...

I did my time and certs up to 2/E. Then ashore, various things and an engineering project consultancy business. Mechanical expert/site engineering converting a dual fuel power station to coal, ISO...
Forum: Say Hello 24th October 2019, 01:02
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By makko
I stand corrected, Pat!

I stand corrected, Pat!
Forum: Say Hello 23rd October 2019, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By makko
Welcome aboard. I started off as an E/C in the...

Welcome aboard. I started off as an E/C in the Jan 80 intake - I may have sailed with you! I did Ph.I at BTC and Ph.III at Riversdale. I think Mano was previously Mentor, but stand to be corrected....
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th October 2019, 07:07
Replies: 232
Views: 23,029
Posted By makko
Naucler was a Marine Lawyer, I believe. He was...

Naucler was a Marine Lawyer, I believe. He was from Scandinavia, Finland, I think.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 19th October 2019, 07:06
Replies: 232
Views: 23,029
Posted By makko
Many years in fact. I exchanged PMs with him. He...

Many years in fact. I exchanged PMs with him. He always enjoyed photos of my work travels. He was from somewhere on Merseyside.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 05:10
Replies: 232
Views: 23,029
Posted By makko
Duncs, That is the same reason that my wife...

Duncs,
That is the same reason that my wife studied Italian for eight years!! "Because it sounds nice!". I managed to talk her out of Portuguese.

In the family, we can speak English, Spanish,...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 17th October 2019, 22:31
Replies: 232
Views: 23,029
Posted By makko
John, So you feel worse, it reads like West...

John,
So you feel worse, it reads like West African pidgen English! "Who da-t Man!!!"
Etc.
Looking forward to more handbags at dawn! Enuff Latin already.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 9th October 2019, 19:44
Replies: 232
Views: 23,029
Posted By makko
Always a nice gesture when visiting a ship -...

Always a nice gesture when visiting a ship - Newspapers or mags and fresh milk!!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 28th September 2019, 23:53
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By makko
A. Holt's were not insured. This has led to a...

A. Holt's were not insured. This has led to a general misconception from others regarding BF, as A. Holt once famously said, his "Deck and Engineer Officers and his crews were the best insurance!"....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th September 2019, 23:50
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By makko
My Dad's drain pipes and window frames come to...

My Dad's drain pipes and window frames come to mind, Pat!!!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 27th September 2019, 16:15
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By makko
They were built like brick outhouses! Remember,...

They were built like brick outhouses! Remember, Alfred Holt was first and foremost a Marine Engineer. It was his vision that put motor ships on the China tea run, wiping out the competition in time...
Forum: Ship Research 26th September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 22
Views: 2,063
Posted By makko
It is also a fact of life that newbuilds are...

It is also a fact of life that newbuilds are built, on the whole, with minimum classification requirements.

The "design service life" is also part of this, just like oil and gas equipment and...
Forum: Ship Research 30th August 2019, 05:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By makko
My Dad was "made up" to 3/E, acting really as an...

My Dad was "made up" to 3/E, acting really as an extra 2/E on Menestheus when new. The engine controls jammed in Hong Kong harbour and she collided with a Chinese ship. I have to get the details...
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 18:56
Replies: 44
Views: 10,953
Posted By makko
Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and...

Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Ship Research 8th August 2019, 18:55
Replies: 44
Views: 10,953
Posted By makko
Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and...

Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th August 2019, 00:05
Replies: 44
Views: 6,366
Posted By makko
The initial Blue Funnel Super 'P's were ordered...

The initial Blue Funnel Super 'P's were ordered from British yards (1965/66). Eighteen months later, two ships were ordered from Mitsubishi HI. Blue Funnel had to pay "delay money" so that the...
Forum: Say Hello 21st July 2019, 20:50
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By makko
A warm welcome aboard! Enjoy. Rgds. Dave ...

A warm welcome aboard! Enjoy.
Rgds.
Dave
In Mexico City
Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 22:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,992
Posted By makko
Tom, It is my regret that I never sailed from...

Tom,
It is my regret that I never sailed from or to Liverpool. The only UK "port" that I visited during my sea career was "Gravesend, explosives anchorage!". I spent my time on the Barber Blue Sea...
Forum: Bank Line 15th July 2019, 00:43
Replies: 26
Views: 2,992
Posted By makko
Not Bank line but the "opposition"! Penang,...

Not Bank line but the "opposition"! Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong for runs ashore. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, to see the missus!

Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th July 2019, 01:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By makko
I went to the office today to liberate two 500...

I went to the office today to liberate two 500 sheet packets of paper - Ink no problem. Epson L380! Go for it.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th July 2019, 02:10
Replies: 18
Views: 1,959
Posted By makko
Without a doubt, Epson L380 with external tanks!...

Without a doubt, Epson L380 with external tanks! 2600 sheets, 95% colour and one recharge of the reservoirs that works out at about 15 squids. Many of my prints are photographs at the highest...
Forum: Ship Research 28th June 2019, 23:33
Replies: 53
Views: 5,146
Posted By makko
We had a video player/recorder on Barber Priam....

We had a video player/recorder on Barber Priam. One of the reel capstans broke and it was a "priority" job to machine a new one. Very successful. We must have watched "10" with Bo Derek over a dozen...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd June 2019, 17:41
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By makko
Robert, The thread originator must of got rid...

Robert,
The thread originator must of got rid of his stuff by now because it was nine years ago!
Rgds.
Dave
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