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Search: Posts Made By: spongebob
Forum: Bank Line Yesterday, 20:49
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By spongebob
How do you bury an erection these days ?

How do you bury an erection these days ?
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 3,079
Posted By spongebob
A mate of mine Yorkshireman Harry Dutton worked...

A mate of mine Yorkshireman Harry Dutton worked there as a rigger during those years shipmate

Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 10th July 2019, 20:32
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By spongebob
Printers are a bit like old motor cars these...

Printers are a bit like old motor cars these days, we all have preferences and they get you there eventually.
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 06:13
Replies: 20
Views: 3,079
Posted By spongebob
Years ago when the big swap over from British...

Years ago when the big swap over from British standards to SI standards in the pressure vessel field was being evalued , Babcock sent two observer engineers from Renfrew to a Californian venue to...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 9th July 2019, 20:33
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By spongebob
I have had very good service out of the basic...

I have had very good service out of the basic Brother multicolour printer
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 23:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By spongebob
Then again, we are told that it took 100 acres of...

Then again, we are told that it took 100 acres of mature English Oaks to build the Mary Rose, thank goodness for iron and steel .
One of the obvious lacks of marine culture is the use of chrome...
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By spongebob
It is a connection with nature for some ,...

It is a connection with nature for some , modernity and expediency for others .
You cannot deny that a warm sheep wool jersey is far more comfortable than a cotton based synthetic yarn .
Raw...
Forum: Ship Research 5th July 2019, 22:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By spongebob
To give the deck crew some brightwork to varnish?

To give the deck crew some brightwork to varnish?
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st July 2019, 21:15
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By spongebob
Talking of the real thing , while holidaying in...

Talking of the real thing , while holidaying in Braemar years ago I was gifted with a pair if expensive Viella wool/cotton blend pyjamas to suit the coming winter back home.
I also bough a large...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th June 2019, 22:20
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By spongebob
Seems like Lavalava is Samoan, Gallibayer is...

Seems like Lavalava is Samoan, Gallibayer is Egyptian , Sulu is Fijian , Tupenu is Tongan and Lungi is from where Phil was , all describing a handy practical garment for hot weather sleeping .

Bob
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th June 2019, 20:39
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By spongebob
Not familiar with a Lungi but on the Banana run...

Not familiar with a Lungi but on the Banana run we slept in a Lavalava most of the time.

Bob
Forum: Passenger Liners 29th June 2019, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By spongebob
"Now is the hour when we must say goodby " was...

"Now is the hour when we must say goodby " was the sailing tune most heard in the 1950's
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 23rd June 2019, 06:27
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By spongebob
Welcome back Sparkie, pleased to hear from you...

Welcome back Sparkie, pleased to hear from you but sad to read your comments about the site decline .
Some see the retrenchment of members and activity as due to the new near mirror image Shipping...
Forum: Ship Research 22nd June 2019, 05:16
Replies: 53
Views: 2,815
Posted By spongebob
The electrician on the Navua bought a battery...

The electrician on the Navua bought a battery operated portable record player in Suva and soon learnt the reality once we got to sea.
No problems , he hung it from the deck head of his cabin with...
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st June 2019, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By spongebob
He's due for a long one down here Graham, roll on...

He's due for a long one down here Graham, roll on spring
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2019, 21:46
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By spongebob
Pat, I'm sure that the carving is under the white...

Pat, I'm sure that the carving is under the white tape!
Forum: Ship Research 15th June 2019, 00:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By spongebob
Sorry S38 , understand boiling dripping is not...

Sorry S38 , understand boiling dripping is not welcome on any bucking ship let alone a trawler . Have to settle for poached Cod , I've paid big money for a bit of so cooked South Island blue cod ...
Forum: Ship Research 14th June 2019, 20:27
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By spongebob
Speaking of whom , I have just come home from a...

Speaking of whom , I have just come home from a couple of nights at Lake Taupo where the once named Ketch "Barbary Coast " bobs up and down at its anchorage . Once owned by Errol Flynn , after he won...
Forum: The Bridge 9th June 2019, 05:16
Replies: 37
Views: 3,809
Posted By spongebob
I was standing on deck of the Navua in Auckland...

I was standing on deck of the Navua in Auckland talking to the just joined new third Mate,. Up the Gangway came the master Andy Keyworth, ex first mate of the Parmir and a stickler for everything...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 9th June 2019, 02:11
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By spongebob
Sternchallis , on my screen your post is...

Sternchallis , on my screen your post is accompanied by an advertisement for fresh oysters and Crayfish , hardly junk food but annoying if you are hungry at the time.

Bob
Forum: Say Hello 4th June 2019, 21:49
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By spongebob
Go for it Bill, as ex Army you no doubt have a...

Go for it Bill, as ex Army you no doubt have a few tales to tell aside from your family history search. All sorts of stories are aired here.

Bob
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th June 2019, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 5,511
Posted By spongebob
Thanks for that professional help SNAdmin, I...

Thanks for that professional help SNAdmin, I always tick the remember me box but can you tolerate my ignorance in saying there is little cache in the money box nor cookies in the biscuit tin these...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd June 2019, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 5,511
Posted By spongebob
I am having the same troubles, no longer will my...

I am having the same troubles, no longer will my log in to SN survive the day.
If I move off the sacred site to reference another it means going through the same full log on of...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 31st May 2019, 04:36
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By spongebob
Sorry to hear of your steering problems Donald...

Sorry to hear of your steering problems Donald but at least you are otherwise seaworthy and complete with an Easteel coal fired boiler to push you along.
Not like that Northern Belle PS Waverley who...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th May 2019, 20:57
Replies: 50
Views: 4,132
Posted By spongebob
Admiralty bought them from China as a job lot,...

Admiralty bought them from China as a job lot, wrong hand, clockwise to open.
A bit like those Japanese prunung saws, cut on the pull stroke.!

Bob
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