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Search: Posts Made By: Donald McGhee
Forum: Bank Line 8th September 2019, 00:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Donald McGhee
Hi Alan. All well on the old girl, now in my 5th...

Hi Alan. All well on the old girl, now in my 5th year as master and still enjoying the challenge of sailing on a fast flowing river with a vessel and machinery 120 years old! Just taking it year by...
Forum: Bank Line 7th September 2019, 05:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Donald McGhee
You’re right, she did. Getting older I’m afraid....

You’re right, she did. Getting older I’m afraid. I was probably getting her mixed up with Marabank, but at least me current vessel has no hatches and could qualify as deck cargo! Cheers.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 7th September 2019, 01:46
Replies: 85
Views: 8,821
Posted By Donald McGhee
Have to say that since becoming more involved...

Have to say that since becoming more involved with our historic paddle steamer I have been pretty slack on posting in SN. When I do visit it seems a lot of the Fire has gone out of it, but I’ll try...
Forum: Bank Line 20th August 2019, 06:26
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By Donald McGhee
I joined Teviotbank in 1967, as a new build and...

I joined Teviotbank in 1967, as a new build and always wondered why she still had old style hatch covers and not McGregor style ones? I know this is not relevant to “fish” class, but just asking the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th June 2019, 05:41
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Donald McGhee
Problem being that she isn’t a fast vessel...

Problem being that she isn’t a fast vessel anyway, which factor combined with strong currents can affect the water flow at the rudder. There is very real “spillage” from the side to which the rudder...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st May 2019, 02:41
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Donald McGhee
Steering troubles.

Some of you are aware that I am the Skipper of a historic paddle steamer river ship, built in 1899 by Yarrows of London. Since the beginning of my involvement with the vessel she has always been...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th March 2019, 18:33
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Donald McGhee
You know where we are Bob, would be great to meet...

You know where we are Bob, would be great to meet up and have you aboard.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th March 2019, 18:32
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Donald McGhee
We can reach Hipango Park, but there are huge...

We can reach Hipango Park, but there are huge debris snags, trees etc and the river is in a mess. Council sold the dredger, now a wreck off Little Barrier Island.
Less whitebait now, river...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th March 2019, 03:38
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Donald McGhee
Still going strong

Our old girl was surveyed today, divers under the hull and everything checked out fine. I’ve attached a couple of shots of her that may be of interest to the “vintage” ship fraternity. 119 years old...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 7th November 2018, 06:02
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By Donald McGhee
The old lady, 118 years old.

This is a good one of the Waimarie, 118 years young, still going strong. What a privilege to be the senior master and be able to show her off in her home river.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 5th November 2018, 20:10
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Donald McGhee
Give me a call on 0275424813, or better still, if...

Give me a call on 0275424813, or better still, if you’ve got time, go for a trip on her. 2hour trip from 1100 to 1300. 10th November is a Saturday, so I won’t be on board. If it’s outside these times...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th August 2018, 01:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,018
Posted By Donald McGhee
What are ya waitin for???

The latest advertising to tempt (or frighten) potential volunteer crew for out historic paddle steamer.
My one and only public exposure from a recruiting aspect.
Forum: Bank Line 7th June 2018, 23:53
Replies: 29
Views: 6,057
Posted By Donald McGhee
Shipping magazines are very expensive here in NZ....

Shipping magazines are very expensive here in NZ. I used to subscribe to Ships Monthly, but found it just too much for what it represented.
I found that many of the vessels had similar looks and...
Forum: Elder Dempster 20th May 2018, 03:56
Replies: 76
Views: 11,972
Posted By Donald McGhee
Not so much whitebait these days mate, river has...

Not so much whitebait these days mate, river has been pretty well hammered over the last few years, lots of silt from landslips/bank collapses due to heavy rain and logging.
The pity is that no ...
Forum: Elder Dempster 19th May 2018, 23:18
Replies: 76
Views: 11,972
Posted By Donald McGhee
You were pretty slow off the mark Taff! I asked...

You were pretty slow off the mark Taff! I asked my Kiwi lass to marry me about two weeks after we met! You only got round to taking yours out on a date! She said yes, but I had to “return” to UK...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 11th May 2018, 02:15
Replies: 0
Views: 880
Posted By Donald McGhee
Muddy waters

This is picture of Waimarie, tied up at Hipango Park, about 30kms upstream. We had just experienced heavy rain and there was lots of silt, which made the river very dirty looking.
The weather was...
Forum: The Galley 11th May 2018, 02:04
Replies: 12
Views: 2,998
Posted By Donald McGhee
A favourite of mine when I was Apprentice in...

A favourite of mine when I was Apprentice in Colina, Donaldson Line. Our cook was French and a damn good one at that. Never knew what the ingredients were, as long as I ate as many as I could....
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 7th April 2018, 20:22
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By Donald McGhee
Free firewood!

Just a few photos of the type of “extra” hazards we experience from time time, especially after heavy rain up country.
Some of the logs were pretty big and on the days these photos were taken we...
Forum: The Galley 7th April 2018, 07:13
Replies: 57
Views: 7,754
Posted By Donald McGhee
Sounds great, will give it a go after the weekend...

Sounds great, will give it a go after the weekend when I’m off roster. Roll on. Cheers mate.
Forum: The Galley 6th April 2018, 06:25
Replies: 57
Views: 7,754
Posted By Donald McGhee
Tripe was never a favourite of mine, but devilled...

Tripe was never a favourite of mine, but devilled kidneys, or liver, bacon and onions followed by copious amounts of Guinness! There’s a menu for a pub lunch!
Forum: The Galley 6th April 2018, 06:19
Replies: 57
Views: 7,754
Posted By Donald McGhee
Sounds like a lot of tripe to me Bob!!

Sounds like a lot of tripe to me Bob!!
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 30th March 2018, 04:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By Donald McGhee
A fair dinkum “ancient mariner”

At the end of last sailing season our senior master, Trevor Gibson, decided to finally retire. He was 86 and remains one of the finest men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Went to sea at age...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 26th March 2018, 23:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By Donald McGhee
Waimarie update.

Since last on site we have experienced a pretty buoyant tourist season, with good numbers aided by the warmest Summer on record.
It can get quite uncomfortable on the bridge, above the boiler, when...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th April 2017, 23:57
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Donald McGhee
All good now. Flood moorings stowed away, but we...

All good now. Flood moorings stowed away, but we sure dodged that bullet! More rain forecast, so will just wait and see what happens. Weird weather, but this is what we have to expect now, whether or...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th April 2017, 22:04
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By Donald McGhee
Flood threat to vintage steamers.

The Whanganui River has been swollen by what is being referred to the "tail end' of Cyclone Debbie, which recently devastated the east coast of Queensland. Despite our rigging of extra moorings and...
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