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Search: Posts Made By: China hand
Forum: The Bridge 10th September 2019, 18:35
Replies: 25
Views: 1,594
Posted By China hand
On the "Emergency boat", I seem to recall we used...

On the "Emergency boat", I seem to recall we used the toggle painter passed around the 2nd thwart.
Forum: Bank Line 20th August 2019, 18:45
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By China hand
I thought Teviotbank had single pull MacGregors.

I thought Teviotbank had single pull MacGregors.
Forum: Bank Line 31st July 2019, 18:58
Replies: 19
Views: 2,486
Posted By China hand
Put the pics in Life Onboard, GNUA. They will be...

Put the pics in Life Onboard, GNUA. They will be much enjoyed.
Forum: The Bridge 17th July 2019, 18:48
Replies: 52
Views: 5,230
Posted By China hand
I saw a TV program a few years back (I think it...

I saw a TV program a few years back (I think it was BBC) about a lost container ship in heavy weather. The erudite gentleman in front of the board said that the righting lever was something the...
Forum: Bank Line 14th July 2019, 18:40
Replies: 26
Views: 2,847
Posted By China hand
Favourite port of call.

Amongst the ex Bank Line team, we have often spouted about things tramping, linering, docking etc. I can't remember if we ever had a favourite port thread.
Any ideas? For whatever reason at all,...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 18:58
Replies: 71
Views: 7,679
Posted By China hand
I think the thing is broken.

I think the thing is broken.
Forum: The Bridge 17th June 2019, 18:36
Replies: 48
Views: 7,445
Posted By China hand
Spent many happy hours mooching through J.D....

Spent many happy hours mooching through J.D. Potter Ltd. I was good friends with one of the senior men, we shared a pub in Essex ( as patrons) in the mid 70"s.
Forum: Bank Line 7th May 2019, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By China hand
A very interesting read. I feel that even some...

A very interesting read. I feel that even some long time Bank Line folks will discover facts they had no idea of previously; I include myself here. The breadth of interests between the subject of the...
Forum: Bank Line 22nd April 2019, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By China hand
I can still remember the animal yelps of a...

I can still remember the animal yelps of a forklift driver (me) as the wheels spun, the shuffleboards parted, the machine went boink but didn't go down the new gap which luckilly was almost full...
Forum: Bank Line 21st April 2019, 18:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By China hand
They were Ermen hatches, Waighty. One of the many...

They were Ermen hatches, Waighty. One of the many revulsion memories of the Cora class. Can't help you with the tech details, but they did a mean shuffle with a forklift truck on them. We were told...
Forum: Bank Line 4th January 2019, 18:58
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By China hand
You're not doing wrong, Steve. Same problem here....

You're not doing wrong, Steve. Same problem here. I'm hoping Alistair is on vacation.
China hand
Forum: The Bridge 24th December 2018, 18:50
Replies: 48
Views: 7,445
Posted By China hand
Three Circle Mates, 1959 brand new going to sea...

Three Circle Mates, 1959 brand new going to sea present. Hardly ever used in apprenticeship, overworked for years thereafter. Still in perfect nick (along with his much younger Plath and Tamaya...
Forum: Bank Line 21st December 2018, 18:39
Replies: 63
Views: 25,284
Posted By China hand
John Appleby picked up 50 on Streambank, 1 May...

John Appleby picked up 50 on Streambank, 1 May 1981. We landed them in Singapore.
Forum: The Radio Room 19th October 2018, 18:41
Replies: 203
Views: 32,958
Posted By China hand
MAXW Westbank

MAXW
Westbank
Forum: The Bridge 6th April 2018, 18:44
Replies: 54
Views: 8,557
Posted By China hand
The "card" was made up of segments, I forget how...

The "card" was made up of segments, I forget how many degrees per segment. It was indeed lively, but on Westbank in 1960 we had one wet and one dry. I just can't visualise which was standard and...
Forum: The Bridge 5th April 2018, 18:41
Replies: 54
Views: 8,557
Posted By China hand
Normally a dry compass on the monkey island, a...

Normally a dry compass on the monkey island, a liquid compass in the steering position in the wheelhouse. Or have I got it the other way around?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th March 2018, 19:49
Replies: 30
Views: 3,361
Posted By China hand
a very fine man.

a very fine man.
Forum: Bank Line 18th January 2018, 18:40
Replies: 31
Views: 6,857
Posted By China hand
We had a thread going a couple of years back...

We had a thread going a couple of years back about Hooghli moorings. Must be back there somewhere.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th December 2017, 18:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By China hand
Australia Star had a good one in 1967. 300 tonner.

Australia Star had a good one in 1967. 300 tonner.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 16th December 2017, 18:58
Replies: 125
Views: 13,557
Posted By China hand
Honest AB (double DR'ed at end of trip) to 3rd...

Honest AB (double DR'ed at end of trip) to 3rd Mate: " you aint a bad lad Fird, its just that when you open your mauf the shite just pours out".
Forum: Bank Line 4th November 2017, 19:48
Replies: 41
Views: 6,112
Posted By China hand
Maybe shouldn't be intruding in Bank Line thread,...

Maybe shouldn't be intruding in Bank Line thread, but Mendoza Star was running through the Magellans with no radar on board. We had a "satyrical"? cartoon on the chartroom bulkhead:- "Sometimes you...
Forum: Bank Line 2nd November 2017, 19:49
Replies: 147
Views: 41,337
Posted By China hand
Yes Indeed, Alistair. Did it a lot on the Cora's...

Yes Indeed, Alistair. Did it a lot on the Cora's and I think once on the Stream or Cedar (memory??). A lot of the wedges worked loose and fell down. The portable bulkhead fiasco didn't help, but for...
Forum: Bank Line 13th October 2017, 18:43
Replies: 147
Views: 41,337
Posted By China hand
Hey Cliff, Remember he Leckie and I think the...

Hey Cliff,
Remember he Leckie and I think the 4th, singing, perched on top of a box: "Long ago, high on a cheese box in Mexico"....? Manzanillo, I think.
Forum: The Bridge 16th September 2017, 18:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By China hand
There used to be a squarish thingy in the front...

There used to be a squarish thingy in the front of the wheelhouse. It was usually made of glass and you could see through it. Not too many buttons or controls, apps or squijies, so probably obsolete...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd August 2017, 18:58
Replies: 212
Views: 13,518
Posted By China hand
Heard that the USN has sacked one of the big boys.

Heard that the USN has sacked one of the big boys.
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