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Search: Posts Made By: Varley
Forum: The Radio Room Yesterday, 23:37
Replies: 50
Views: 2,574
Posted By Varley
Wasn't the the little box LHS to operator by...

Wasn't the the little box LHS to operator by Belling? What has happened to the usual two hot plates?
Forum: Say Hello Yesterday, 10:59
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Varley
Complete with a slack handful of top end spanners...

Complete with a slack handful of top end spanners in cardboard sleeves?
Forum: The Radio Room 10th July 2020, 10:36
Replies: 50
Views: 2,574
Posted By Varley
The CIRM I know is the Comité International...

The CIRM I know is the Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM). The 'non-profit' club of Radio Electronics companies. Whilst CIRM may be a non-profit it's members are not and I am suspicious that...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th July 2020, 12:32
Replies: 18
Views: 3,014
Posted By Varley
Thank you Alan, interesting. I cannot remember...

Thank you Alan, interesting. I cannot remember whether it was on Texaco Spain (where I expected the same as Denmark which it wasn't I don't think) or on Bridgeton that I got the idea it was on fuel...
Forum: The Radio Room 9th July 2020, 12:10
Replies: 50
Views: 2,574
Posted By Varley
Portnoy would not have complained.

Portnoy would not have complained.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th July 2020, 11:30
Replies: 70
Views: 3,018
Posted By Varley
It sounds more like a trysting place to meet your...

It sounds more like a trysting place to meet your mistress!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th July 2020, 10:17
Replies: 70
Views: 3,018
Posted By Varley
Interesting about her boats but I suppose a...

Interesting about her boats but I suppose a simple salvaging of the useable without making her unseaworthy for a scrapping transaction (sorry, recycling). A wheeze has come to me however, instead of...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th July 2020, 12:27
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By Varley
I think that is a bit much. He's a steam man not...

I think that is a bit much. He's a steam man not an horologist. He shouldn't meddle with our clockwork.
Forum: The Radio Room 6th July 2020, 11:38
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By Varley
I agree. Bob is unlikely to have used the word.

I agree. Bob is unlikely to have used the word.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st July 2020, 10:43
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Varley
Had those been from Scotspark I would have expect...

Had those been from Scotspark I would have expect the late Sir Ian's coffin to have been needed earlier and to have been fashioned from lignum vitae.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th June 2020, 14:13
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Varley
Come on E-S. Texaco accommodation was very good....

Come on E-S. Texaco accommodation was very good. Even I had a day cabin on Spain and London, not as posh as yours, of course, but welcome even with the plastic sliding divider.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th June 2020, 11:25
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Varley
Perhaps, that but does Flag State approve of...

Perhaps, that but does Flag State approve of Alang as reputable for recycling? Europe has been fining owners for not using an approved facility even those who have hitherto avoided charges by selling...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th June 2020, 11:17
Replies: 32
Views: 2,238
Posted By Varley
#23...

#23 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=23) ,

Ah, Dave, a true disciple of the medium speed crap-heap. Who else would describe wrecking two units and a crankshaft...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th June 2020, 11:03
Replies: 32
Views: 2,238
Posted By Varley
They stopped putting plugs in early on after the...

They stopped putting plugs in early on after the first time a junior left one out and the bang leaked.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 29th June 2020, 13:08
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Varley
I understand that safely manning one in the...

I understand that safely manning one in the present circumstances can reach around 300. With no income, no immediate prospects of any nor even any certainty in when earning can restart I am sure...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th June 2020, 12:52
Replies: 32
Views: 2,238
Posted By Varley
You have to understand, S...57, that E-S is a...

You have to understand, S...57, that E-S is a steam man.

With hot fog:

It is the fuel consumption that sucks.

Only partners or budgets get squeezed (until one gets to the age when Avocardo's...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th June 2020, 12:18
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By Varley
They were often the most fun. At least in post...

They were often the most fun. At least in post radio-room days. Now, sans beer, sans gin con procedures operational we probably have to redefine 'crap'. Perhaps there is no need having achieved a...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th June 2020, 10:32
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By Varley
I had no objection to it although dropped soon...

I had no objection to it although dropped soon after I joined in 1971. He who pays the piper calls the tune.
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2020, 08:41
Replies: 42
Views: 2,308
Posted By Varley
I thought by name. How would we know our callsign...

I thought by name. How would we know our callsign before being assigned a berth?
Forum: The Engine Room 24th June 2020, 10:56
Replies: 32
Views: 2,238
Posted By Varley
Is it not as simple as weight. Naval Architects...

Is it not as simple as weight. Naval Architects weight the equation in favour of medium speed crap heaps because they are lighter and allow for more cargo in a given hull providing the fuel cost do...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd June 2020, 15:33
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Varley
Aspidistra at least are established immigrants,...

Aspidistra at least are established immigrants, Blue Birds never made it to Dover.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2020, 15:30
Replies: 70
Views: 3,018
Posted By Varley
I think you are right about dinner jackets (ou...

I think you are right about dinner jackets (ou 'le smoking' comme ils dits in HM's lands to the South of Calais). Bertie had something smart-casual knocked up to wear at Mama's. The Tuxedo Club in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd June 2020, 00:23
Replies: 70
Views: 3,018
Posted By Varley
Please come and give evidence should there be...

Please come and give evidence should there be another consultation Stephen. However much that opinion if expressed by experts (that is ones with a track record) the more it is ignored.

Of course...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2020, 14:37
Replies: 70
Views: 3,018
Posted By Varley
My suggestion (one of two only to not get...

My suggestion (one of two only to not get published - the establishment is 'for' the development, or was) came before the present plague. As you point out the the general cruising demographic does...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 21st June 2020, 12:41
Replies: 70
Views: 3,018
Posted By Varley
I am sure the imaginary spectacle of plague...

I am sure the imaginary spectacle of plague cruise liners docking in Douglas has put the Kibosh on an international deepwater terminal however I did propose the cheap alternative tailored directly at...
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