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Forum: The Engine Room 6th March 2020, 00:20
Replies: 108
Views: 24,093
Posted By Basil
Just read a couple of your horror stories and I...

Just read a couple of your horror stories and I am truly humbled. I did indeed lead a sheltered life during my three years at sea.
Respect!
Forum: The Engine Room 28th February 2020, 17:13
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Basil
I had badly UV damaged headlamps on an 18yo Polo...

I had badly UV damaged headlamps on an 18yo Polo which repolished perfectly using:...
Forum: Royal Navy 15th February 2020, 22:35
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Basil
Aahh, so The Mirror is up there with nautical...

Aahh, so The Mirror is up there with nautical knowledge.
Thank you, gentlemen, for your explanations.
Forum: The Engine Room 14th February 2020, 00:13
Replies: 41
Views: 6,975
Posted By Basil
Although only three years at sea, I suspect that,...

Although only three years at sea, I suspect that, when manoeuvering, we had a trusted fireman doing the boilers. (Thumb)

As for Bailey boards :rolleyes:
Forum: The Engine Room 4th February 2020, 19:00
Replies: 41
Views: 6,975
Posted By Basil
My first ship, Harrison's Clyde 'British Monarch'...

My first ship, Harrison's Clyde 'British Monarch' was Diesel with all steam auxilliaries including the little DC generators.
My fantasy of operating a triple expansion main engine was never...
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2020, 14:09
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Basil
Bally heck! I thought she'd gone over to Faslane...

Bally heck! I thought she'd gone over to Faslane and joined The Silent Service! :rolleyes:
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd January 2020, 12:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Basil
Just had two Amazon Prime scam calls from...

Just had two Amazon Prime scam calls from different numbers.

On BT phone, to block the last number which called you, dial 1572 and press 1 when asked. Listen to number and, if agreed, then...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd January 2020, 14:11
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Basil
Sobering to see how old those guys are now :(

Sobering to see how old those guys are now :(
Forum: The Bridge 19th January 2020, 18:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By Basil
As an engineer, those were not one of my...

As an engineer, those were not one of my responsibilities however, in a new life, NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen) were. One thing which irritated was the number of relatively inconsequential items...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th January 2020, 20:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Basil
I got a load of spam using my gash email address...

I got a load of spam using my gash email address which I use for stuff I have to sign on to but don't trust.
I suspect some oufit may have gone bust and their servers were sold with email and log-on...
Forum: The Radio Room 10th January 2020, 18:15
Replies: 36
Views: 2,478
Posted By Basil
Varley, can't recollect if mentioned previously...

Varley, can't recollect if mentioned previously but when were you on Tilapa?
I was 4/E 8/8/63 - 26/11/63
Forum: The Engine Room 8th January 2020, 17:12
Replies: 27
Views: 3,735
Posted By Basil
Looks more like a naval vessel ER.

Looks more like a naval vessel ER.
Forum: Tall ships 6th January 2020, 21:06
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By Basil
Stephen J. Card, Thank you, now much better...

Stephen J. Card,
Thank you, now much better informed (Thumb)

Anyhoo, they look much better than some of those new fangled boats.
Forum: Modern Cruise Ships 6th January 2020, 20:58
Replies: 17
Views: 1,917
Posted By Basil
The TSYT brigs had two sewage treatment plants...

The TSYT brigs had two sewage treatment plants so, I'd guess, most ships have them now. (That's a guess, not hard info). Recollect changing a float valve (or was it sensor) in one which is why the...
Forum: Tall ships 4th January 2020, 20:55
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By Basil
Beautiful vessel. Even Fyffes old steam...

Beautiful vessel.
Even Fyffes old steam turbo-electric 'S' boats still had counter sterns.
Forum: Tall ships 4th January 2020, 18:13
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By Basil
Bootsmann & Strickylad44, Thanks for the answers....

Bootsmann & Strickylad44, Thanks for the answers. I'm now much better informed. (Thumb)

As was allegedly said in a court:

Judge: "Following your presentation I find myself non the wiser."
...
Forum: Tall ships 2nd January 2020, 18:11
Replies: 33
Views: 2,361
Posted By Basil
Is the other ship careened and the Portland set...

Is the other ship careened and the Portland set up to be hauled over?
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 10:29
Replies: 34
Views: 3,844
Posted By Basil
What!? How did you know? You've a secret...

What!? How did you know?
You've a secret camera in our house, haven't you?

True; a bottle of Quarter Cask (Thumb) donated by S1.

Happy New Year to all.
Forum: The Engine Room 31st December 2019, 21:16
Replies: 34
Views: 3,844
Posted By Basil
I can't believe what they did. A reputation...

I can't believe what they did.
A reputation built up over decades seriously damaged in months.

Anyway, we could have been out to dinner or at a London ball tonight but Mrs Basil said, even though...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st December 2019, 12:04
Replies: 34
Views: 3,844
Posted By Basil
Yes, they look like something which will either...

Yes, they look like something which will either be a great engineering breakthrough or a total disaster.
Forum: The Radio Room 30th December 2019, 09:33
Replies: 43
Views: 5,562
Posted By Basil
Shipbuilder, sounds good to me. Beautiful models...

Shipbuilder, sounds good to me. Beautiful models and chassis (MF superhet?).
I only had enough sea time to sit Part A of my 2nd Class before leaving.
I was looking at a LOT of study in either IBM...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 28th December 2019, 09:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By Basil
Unless the number is known to me I NEVER call...

Unless the number is known to me I NEVER call back.
It's a scam.
Forum: The Engine Room 26th December 2019, 22:33
Replies: 80
Views: 10,413
Posted By Basil
Oh c'mon; it's not a Concours d'Elegance. ...

Oh c'mon; it's not a Concours d'Elegance.

ISTR that the TSYT brigs each had a pair of RR main engines with VP props.

Recollect, as volunteer assistant eng. controlling the engines from the...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th December 2019, 18:39
Replies: 34
Views: 3,844
Posted By Basil
Interesting brief report HERE....

Interesting brief report HERE. (https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/written-answers/1969/mar/03/ss-queen-elizabeth-2)
Forum: The Radio Room 22nd December 2019, 21:44
Replies: 43
Views: 5,562
Posted By Basil
Recollect going to dinner in Rosebank outside...

Recollect going to dinner in Rosebank outside Jo'burg.
Waiter arrives at the table with red wine in an ice bucket.
The obvious was asked.
Came the reply:
"Our wine cellar is a tin hut out the...
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