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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World Yesterday, 10:59
Replies: 51
Views: 1,527
Posted By Varley
It is not wringing of hands and appealing to...

It is not wringing of hands and appealing to one's shaman of choice that will help them but governors that are prepared to protect our supply lines, the minimum expectation of the taxpayer. Self...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 17:40
Replies: 49
Views: 2,631
Posted By Varley
I didn't think you were Turkish, E-S, and here...

I didn't think you were Turkish, E-S, and here you have given the lie to being young.

Written stuff for R/O was a relative breeze after failing A levels, as was fixing the faulted gear (although...
Forum: The Bridge 16th July 2019, 09:34
Replies: 49
Views: 2,631
Posted By Varley
Perhaps they had tasted his fare?

Perhaps they had tasted his fare?
Forum: The Bridge 15th July 2019, 10:51
Replies: 49
Views: 2,631
Posted By Varley
I am impressed E-S is agreeing with you Stephen...

I am impressed E-S is agreeing with you Stephen although asking you for you data suggest he is bound on plagiarising.

Of course you are both wrong, despite my allegiances to Glasgow, Saudi Shields...
Forum: Say Hello 14th July 2019, 12:54
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Varley
In the interests of fairness Barrie I think you...

In the interests of fairness Barrie I think you should clarify that we the members remain cantankerous and unimproved (probably unimprovable) but 'The Site' in techy terms has enjoyed more...
Forum: Say Hello 13th July 2019, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Varley
Indeed, Barrie. my favourite actress, Margaret...

Indeed, Barrie. my favourite actress, Margaret Rutherford! I also saw it on stage not so long ago in London with Angela Lansbury (sorry Dame Angela). Also marvelous. My Sister in Law does not...
Forum: Say Hello 13th July 2019, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Varley
Were you/Are you also BlythSpirit, no space?

Were you/Are you also BlythSpirit, no space?
Forum: The Radio Room 12th July 2019, 00:25
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By Varley
That looks in cracking condition.

That looks in cracking condition.
Forum: The Engine Room 11th July 2019, 01:40
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Varley
I am not sure she was not mine in Denholms as...

I am not sure she was not mine in Denholms as (assistant) superintendent. So I must ask why didn't you put the bloody thing back on?

(Tochal was the other I think - the memory is not firm as I was...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th July 2019, 01:35
Replies: 50
Views: 4,279
Posted By Varley
She is in a period of infantile failures - the...

She is in a period of infantile failures - the steep downward slope of her bathtub failures curve. Every ship you were ever on will have experienced this to some extent.

Do not panic. The people...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 15:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,005
Posted By Varley
As I recall the failure that occurred on my first...

As I recall the failure that occurred on my first trip was caused by the level controller of the 'vacuumed water' failing.

Makers gent sent out (I remember his whirling and clockwork...
Forum: Say Hello 10th July 2019, 09:35
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Varley
Some CV Gw. Welcome aboard.

Some CV Gw. Welcome aboard.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th July 2019, 11:56
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By Varley
Send me at once a Crusader, an appropriate gap...

Send me at once a Crusader, an appropriate gap and a good Captain. I will start the research upon receipt (might we also need a planck?).
Forum: The Radio Room 6th July 2019, 00:47
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By Varley
Why on earth the 'big knob' was not interlocked...

Why on earth the 'big knob' was not interlocked with the HT switch will remain a carbonised mystery.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th July 2019, 19:52
Replies: 35
Views: 3,154
Posted By Varley
I believe that is exactly what he has done. No...

I believe that is exactly what he has done. No doubt the defence industry will be pleased to take him on board.

Should he not, however, be on gardening leave? Any Captain/Commodore's appointment...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th June 2019, 09:23
Replies: 30
Views: 1,799
Posted By Varley
Surely that was Globespan's problem. It and...

Surely that was Globespan's problem. It and Portishead, of course.
Forum: The Radio Room 29th June 2019, 09:34
Replies: 30
Views: 1,799
Posted By Varley
The only problem I had with the Globespan was the...

The only problem I had with the Globespan was the high impedance keying.

Shortly before I started for the day there had been a failure of the air conditioning and 100 % 'outside' air had been...
Forum: Say Hello 26th June 2019, 15:37
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Varley
Welcome Wilkie. I warn you to not listen to that...

Welcome Wilkie. I warn you to not listen to that Hibernian rogue E-S.

And you an old steam man E-S giving the glad eye to a high and medium speed scrap merchant. Just remember chaff gives the...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th June 2019, 10:41
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By Varley
Perhaps the old dog waited until they came up...

Perhaps the old dog waited until they came up with a real corker. I had the immense pleasure (and considerable struggle internally) to get a Sharpeye as one of the last tasks before I was scrapped. I...
Forum: The Radio Room 25th June 2019, 22:16
Replies: 23
Views: 1,178
Posted By Varley
Photoplot?

Photoplot?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th June 2019, 15:29
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By Varley
A tanker with a locked engine. By golly they were...

A tanker with a locked engine. By golly they were lucky.
Forum: The Engine Room 4th June 2019, 00:18
Replies: 50
Views: 4,279
Posted By Varley
Duncan, I think that is exactly what was done at...

Duncan, I think that is exactly what was done at the foot of the mast, afterwards coated. I also think I remember something about such a process being done by a thermite process, possibly even a...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd June 2019, 23:57
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Varley
You might also try Crockfords.

You might also try Crockfords.
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd June 2019, 12:37
Replies: 50
Views: 4,279
Posted By Varley
That's because it took one job away from the...

That's because it took one job away from the fenian legion normally providing Macaroni with godless key fodder.
Forum: The Engine Room 1st June 2019, 10:50
Replies: 50
Views: 4,279
Posted By Varley
I hope we were chatting not arguing! Not...

I hope we were chatting not arguing!

Not only hulls and their fittings. Alcan, more an advertising gimmick than naval architecture, had aluminium mainmasts built on Northern Venture and Northern...
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