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Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd May 2019, 14:37
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By doncontrols
Very brave and very talented. RIP.

Very brave and very talented. RIP.
Forum: Ship Research 15th October 2018, 05:57
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By doncontrols
Glencloy, IMO 7330076, from 1986 to 1994. Renamed...

Glencloy, IMO 7330076, from 1986 to 1994. Renamed several more times, gutted by fire 2013 as FM Express
http://coasters-remembered.net/showthread.php?t=2403&highlight=GLENCLOY...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 13th October 2018, 17:44
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By doncontrols
You can use an alternative program, OpenOffice,...

You can use an alternative program, OpenOffice, which gives you the free equivalent of MS Word, Excel etc and can open all of the MS extensions ie you can open Word docs, edit them and save them,...
Forum: Coasters 17th March 2018, 10:36
Replies: 22
Views: 4,441
Posted By doncontrols
Glad you found a photo of the vessel you can...

Glad you found a photo of the vessel you can compare to, it makes it much easier to envisage. We have other wreks, in a similar state to yours, but Pasages is great because it remains so visible.
Forum: Coasters 16th March 2018, 13:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,441
Posted By doncontrols
If you are trying to envisage what it was...

If you are trying to envisage what it was compared with what is there, now, this was a similar comparison for Pasages shipwreck in 1931...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th September 2017, 12:01
Replies: 67
Views: 4,599
Posted By doncontrols
It does seem rather pedantic .... but as long as...

It does seem rather pedantic .... but as long as you are happy :-)
Forum: Ship Research 9th September 2016, 01:59
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By doncontrols
From what you have said, I'm with bugga divino.

From what you have said, I'm with bugga divino.
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 7th September 2016, 23:34
Replies: 49
Views: 4,812
Posted By doncontrols
Dickyboy, hope you have success with your new...

Dickyboy, hope you have success with your new purchase. One thing to note, though, is with any zoom lens, the image quality is not equal at all points. Generally, quality falls of rapidly towards the...
Forum: Elders and Fyffes 27th July 2016, 02:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,425
Posted By doncontrols
Enjoyed hearing your recollections!

Enjoyed hearing your recollections!
Forum: Computers and The Internet 8th July 2016, 13:37
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By doncontrols
What email client are you using, and what format...

What email client are you using, and what format are the photos in? Normally, you can just copy the photos from the camera as .jpeg files. These can be attached in email applications such as gmail by...
Forum: Bank Line 5th June 2016, 07:01
Replies: 52
Views: 5,079
Posted By doncontrols
Banking on success? Good luck with the book.

Banking on success?
Good luck with the book.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th April 2016, 17:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By doncontrols
Might be better with a kindle - the basic ones...

Might be better with a kindle - the basic ones aren't too expensive.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 17th January 2016, 17:42
Replies: 52
Views: 11,015
Posted By doncontrols
My Dad was at sea as Ch Eng, and I did lots of...

My Dad was at sea as Ch Eng, and I did lots of trips when younger - I always wanted to go to sea in my own right, even though he tried everything to convince me otherwise. He fully supported my...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 25th August 2015, 20:41
Replies: 22
Views: 3,444
Posted By doncontrols
I, also, am sorry to hear of your loss. I wish...

I, also, am sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you good luck for the future back in Shetland, though.
Forum: Coasters 19th March 2015, 22:36
Replies: 11
Views: 3,490
Posted By doncontrols
Very nice words, Angus, and very true - a comment...

Very nice words, Angus, and very true - a comment from Ben is always a delight to read. And good luck with the treatment!
Forum: Say Hello 18th February 2015, 17:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By doncontrols
Hi Fernando, welcome to the site. I spent 7 weeks...

Hi Fernando, welcome to the site. I spent 7 weeks in Rio Grande in 2007 - I loved it down there.
Forum: Bank Line 13th September 2014, 18:32
Replies: 45
Views: 7,890
Posted By doncontrols
A few of us went up the road in Sheerness (70's)...

A few of us went up the road in Sheerness (70's) - the gate was normally unmanned, so one of the lads had a box of 50 Kings Eds to dispense with ashore. However, upon seeing an official at the gate,...
Forum: Ship Research 17th November 2013, 11:49
Replies: 211
Views: 38,123
Posted By doncontrols
It would seem reasonable to assume, that given...

It would seem reasonable to assume, that given the size of the plate and timbers, that this was the point of anchorage for the light ship. After all, you don't want it floating off without an engine...
Forum: Ship Research 13th November 2013, 12:27
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By doncontrols
I've an idea she was previously one of the Karran...

I've an idea she was previously one of the Karran fleet out of Castletown. But there is a picture and more info here...
Forum: SN Directory Discussion 2nd October 2013, 17:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,715
Posted By doncontrols
Looks like Helenus to me :D

Looks like Helenus to me :D
Forum: The Engine Room 29th August 2013, 07:20
Replies: 20
Views: 8,049
Posted By doncontrols
I did hear of a Mirrlees service engineer who was...

I did hear of a Mirrlees service engineer who was sent to somewhere in Africa for an engine that wouldn't start. Allegedly, it stopped for no reason and couldn't be restarted and no-one had touched...
Forum: Tall ships 10th April 2013, 14:04
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By doncontrols
Eric Newby's 'Last Grain Race' - absolutely...

Eric Newby's 'Last Grain Race' - absolutely excellent. As is his 'Short walk in the Hindu Kush'. He was a man I would have liked to meet ...
Forum: Say Hello 3rd April 2013, 06:12
Replies: 17
Views: 4,058
Posted By doncontrols
Hi Julie, and welcome. Looking at Mirabells...

Hi Julie, and welcome. Looking at Mirabells details, she was last active on this site early February this year. It may have been a one off, or it may be a regular check. If you don't get reply, one...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 26th February 2013, 08:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,508
Posted By doncontrols
They are meant to impress you that the vessel is...

They are meant to impress you that the vessel is jet propelled. In reality, they are purely decorative, although the vessel does have 1 'jet' engine.
Propulsion is courtesy of 4 Wartsila diesels...
Forum: Coasters 24th February 2013, 11:34
Replies: 11
Views: 3,043
Posted By doncontrols
Here's another one: Dean Quarry loading...

Here's another one: Dean Quarry loading (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpowernz/4370070300/in/photostream/)
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