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Search: Posts Made By: makko
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th February 2020, 02:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By makko
Congratulations, Dick! I feel honoured to have...

Congratulations, Dick! I feel honoured to have sailed with you. It all seems so recent - However, I joined Phrontis just a little under thirty eight years ago!!! Where did all that time go, Who is...
Forum: The Radio Room 11th February 2020, 23:09
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By makko
But aren't they brilliant! During the Rugby World...

But aren't they brilliant! During the Rugby World Cup, my LED TV, an LG packed up. I got my daughter's old CRT 13" out, connected to the HD cable box by a biaxial antenna cable (No other options, it...
Forum: Model Ships 6th February 2020, 21:14
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By makko
NOT gonna watch it now! Working! I will enjoy it...

NOT gonna watch it now! Working! I will enjoy it later Bob, thanks for posting.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Computers and The Internet 6th February 2020, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By makko
Donate it to someone?

Donate it to someone?
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th February 2020, 17:22
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By makko
Lots of times, if it is an http page, you need to...

Lots of times, if it is an http page, you need to look for the specific "print" button on the page, otherwise the page might not print. Don't use Ctrl P.
Hope you got it sorted, George.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Say Hello 24th January 2020, 19:47
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By makko
Ciao, Gianni! Benvenuto.

Ciao, Gianni! Benvenuto.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th January 2020, 01:28
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By makko
On one ship, all cabins had combo...

On one ship, all cabins had combo TVs/Radio/Cassette player. Word was that the said sets and about 230 more were "un manifested cargo". The ones not in cabins went over the wall, prior to making the...
Forum: Model Ships 17th January 2020, 18:47
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By makko
Jeez, Bob! I am meant to be working, not GLUED to...

Jeez, Bob! I am meant to be working, not GLUED to your videos! Thanks for sharing, very informative!

Maybe I will try CSS Alabama!

Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 6th January 2020, 02:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By makko
Send a PM/email to my old buddy "Swansea Chief"....

Send a PM/email to my old buddy "Swansea Chief". Tell him that I sent you. He will "fill" you in with everything that you want to know!
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: The Engine Room 25th December 2019, 21:52
Replies: 79
Views: 8,241
Posted By makko
Whether a RR or other, what a filthy, dishevelled...

Whether a RR or other, what a filthy, dishevelled appearance!
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 29th November 2019, 20:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By makko
Yes Greg. Many, many factors which, when added...

Yes Greg. Many, many factors which, when added up, made the loss of 36 souls almost inevitable. My thought as a seafarer is, "There, but for the grace of God, went I........".

My first hurricane...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 29th November 2019, 15:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By makko
The transcript of the bridge voice recorder puts...

The transcript of the bridge voice recorder puts a chill down your spine. Recommended reading. It is on the web.
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 26th November 2019, 03:09
Replies: 305
Views: 65,832
Posted By makko
Hi Derek, It was Odyssey Works! My Dad...

Hi Derek,

It was Odyssey Works! My Dad started out as an apprentice turner at Gandie belt works in Wallasey and then was taken on as an apprentice engine fitter at Odyssey. The head of the...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th November 2019, 01:46
Replies: 15
Views: 2,053
Posted By makko
Agree with ES, Foster Wheeler ESD III's. Rgds. ...

Agree with ES, Foster Wheeler ESD III's.
Rgds.
Dave
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 8th November 2019, 04:31
Replies: 257
Views: 40,764
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: 3,853
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: 24
Views: 2,674
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: 513
Posted By makko
I stand corrected, Pat!

I stand corrected, Pat!
Forum: Say Hello 23rd October 2019, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 513
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: 257
Views: 40,764
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: 257
Views: 40,764
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: 257
Views: 40,764
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: 257
Views: 40,764
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: 257
Views: 40,764
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: 2,564
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!"....
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