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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World Yesterday, 12:01
Replies: 27
Views: 6,433
Posted By Varley
I wish them 'Goud fortune' then!

I wish them 'Goud fortune' then!
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World Yesterday, 10:40
Replies: 27
Views: 6,433
Posted By Varley
Edam? Must be the colour then. The shape's...

Edam? Must be the colour then. The shape's nothing like one.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th August 2020, 10:44
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
The only bridge relief I remember was as Leckie....

The only bridge relief I remember was as Leckie. Not so much for the meal itself but for its peristaltic disposal. 'Big' Pete Roberts, London Team, Master relieving Mate for hold/tank cleaning....
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2020, 23:42
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
Roger, my take would be: Competence tested...

Roger, my take would be:

Competence tested by exam at a level of further education. If not as part of formal further academic education then at the very least questioning of the necessary...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2020, 18:09
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
No can prefer a trained and educated man over one...

No can prefer a trained and educated man over one only educated however give me an educated man over an uneducated and trained man every time (of experience to provide the missing, we could provide....
Forum: The Radio Room 7th August 2020, 10:41
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
The elephant I saw in IEC 60092-509 is that...

The elephant I saw in IEC 60092-509 is that basically it does not change the status quo. The person doing the maintenance MAY be 'certificated'. He may also be an 'instructed person', so at best...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th August 2020, 23:54
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Varley
Indeed Stephen. Do we not somewhere have a...

Indeed Stephen. Do we not somewhere have a photograph of one notable ship of yours with much of the charterer's fuel, unburned, skypainting her progress in black all the way to the distant horizon?
Forum: The Engine Room 6th August 2020, 23:45
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Varley
Relief. I will settle for that (before leaving...

Relief. I will settle for that (before leaving school that would have been the best score ever. Afterwards I did better).
Forum: The Engine Room 6th August 2020, 19:22
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Varley
Stephen, That cylinder was hotter and if I...

Stephen,

That cylinder was hotter and if I remember the load had to be kept so that it did not become damagingly so.

I think I have the connection with Stoichiometry. In the petrol engine the...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th August 2020, 16:31
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Varley
Dave, while I am obliged but I still cannot make...

Dave, while I am obliged but I still cannot make the connection. If we had a large spark ignition engine would we leave it with a fixed fuel setting. Very easy to cut the spark to stop it but one...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th August 2020, 15:42
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Varley
Myself when young did eagerly frequent......... ...

Myself when young did eagerly frequent.........
.........
But evermore came out by the same door as in I went.

It's the link with no governor on a petrol engine that I cannot make.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th August 2020, 15:08
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Varley
makko. Stochimetric for the humble? (It appears...

makko. Stochimetric for the humble? (It appears ungooglable. Stoichiometric seems inapplicable).
Forum: The Radio Room 5th August 2020, 14:59
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
2182, thank you for that. 1994 had a better...

2182, thank you for that.

1994 had a better example. Clearly the Achille Lauro was not a GMDSS vessel and so only the authorities were wrong in making the claim all else was as old rules (of...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th August 2020, 14:07
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
every sailor's dream (until the recognition of...

every sailor's dream (until the recognition of the hard work kicks in!) however you must not use your lack of comms qualifications as an excuse. The essentials for keeping the lights on were the...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th August 2020, 10:50
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
I think your only trouble with MRGC would have...

I think your only trouble with MRGC would have been morse. It took me all of those two years to run up to speed and still got-by only on a re-test. Most, and regrettably it was most, failed on the...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2020, 19:33
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
A quick google fails to find it for me Sparkie. I...

A quick google fails to find it for me Sparkie. I didn't know/remember that she had sunk in service (of course I remember the hijacking). A pointer would be appreciated.
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2020, 15:32
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
#112...

#112 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=112)

That does introduce us to some fact rather than opinion. However I would suggest that that was a symptom of being...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2020, 14:44
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
#111...

#111 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=111) . As I implied, far to exciting for Mrs V's little boy. In statistical terms two incidents in 3 years suggests to me...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2020, 13:43
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
I remember it well John T. And in those days that...

I remember it well John T. And in those days that was all the 1599's had as well although without the benefit of W/T or a W/Ter (and I cannot but agree that W/T in circumstances where accuracy and...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th August 2020, 11:02
Replies: 160
Views: 11,549
Posted By Varley
I think we should hear some opinions from the...

I think we should hear some opinions from the officers of 'third world', as we thought of it in the wayback. With an extra body, unproductive save for icebergs and bad driving, they would have the...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st August 2020, 10:28
Replies: 44
Views: 3,765
Posted By Varley
Chris, I hope you have grandchildren. What a...

Chris, I hope you have grandchildren. What a waste of a great but horrifying history without (otherwise perhaps you could borrow some?)
Forum: The Bridge 1st August 2020, 01:17
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Varley
I am sorry old man but no. One might make a...

I am sorry old man but no. One might make a guess, from the diameter of the shaft, that the wheel did not move a large ships rudder on its own or by simple gearing. So a small vessel (but rather...
Forum: The Bridge 31st July 2020, 10:13
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Varley
The keyway suggests it was for turning the shaft...

The keyway suggests it was for turning the shaft and not ornamental.
Forum: The Radio Room 31st July 2020, 10:09
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Varley
As an engineer (what did I say? I meant Plumber)...

As an engineer (what did I say? I meant Plumber) you would. We're greener and prefer upcycling.

(This is not a reference to purging or the compression stroke)

We? Well, 'they' haven't defrocked...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2020, 14:53
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Varley
I would have guessed the Canary Islands as older...

I would have guessed the Canary Islands as older memories linger longer. I saw one as a boy in the early 60s from Monte Anaga. I thought it was much bigger (but then I was much smaller) and at Las...
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