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Forum: Blue Star Line 19th October 2019, 02:41
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By spongebob
As far as the NZ meat industry was concerned ...

As far as the NZ meat industry was concerned during the 1950's to 1970's Lord Vesty showed definite frugality toward his investments here unlike other overseas owned plants that continued with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 22:27
Replies: 206
Views: 19,035
Posted By spongebob
Leratty was eventually headed for Auckland during...

Leratty was eventually headed for Auckland during his long cruise and had promised to contact me for a meet up but I have heard nothing yet.
That's the trouble ,or benifit of cruising , time means...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 19:26
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By spongebob
Vesty was such a tight parse that he might have...

Vesty was such a tight parse that he might have ignored British Cities in case he was taxed for the priveledge
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 06:20
Replies: 206
Views: 19,035
Posted By spongebob
SM is the most mobile member we have, his trouble...

SM is the most mobile member we have, his trouble shooting takes him to all corners of the globe it seems so he has a wider appreciation of others lives than the rest of us . Tolerance of your...
Forum: Tugs 14th October 2019, 05:14
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By spongebob
Greg, New Zealand is about 80% renewable energy...

Greg, New Zealand is about 80% renewable energy now, mostly Hydro but geothermal and wind also with the beginnings of solar.
We have one Hydro station at Manapouri that is entirely dedicated at...
Forum: Tugs 13th October 2019, 20:42
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By spongebob
http://www.poal.co.nz/media/ports-of-auckland-buys...

http://www.poal.co.nz/media/ports-of-auckland-buys-world-first-electric-tug,

I hope that this fills in a few blanks David.

Bob
Forum: Say Hello 12th October 2019, 05:05
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By spongebob
Welcome back Nick, I know what it feels like, a...

Welcome back Nick, I know what it feels like, a cumbersome rejoining system

Bob
Forum: Tugs 12th October 2019, 00:11
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By spongebob
Electric tug for Auckland

Auckland Harbour Authority has placed an order with Dutch builder Damen for the world's first electric powered Harbour tug.
The 24.7 metre tug will have a 70 tonne bollard pulll and will cope with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 5th October 2019, 21:46
Replies: 206
Views: 19,035
Posted By spongebob
Thanks for your concern OJ , I have been off site...

Thanks for your concern OJ , I have been off site for about a month due to a lock out followed by an inability to re establish my connection due to eyesight , age and devilishly tricky temporary log...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd October 2019, 22:29
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By spongebob
The log on system could be simpler, afterall it...

The log on system could be simpler, afterall it is not Fort Knox or the Bank of England.
I have been off site for about a month after fudging my log in and experienced no end of frustration getting...
Forum: Say Hello 6th September 2019, 21:27
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By spongebob
I saw the heading "Stainless Patriot " and...

I saw the heading "Stainless Patriot " and thought it was from someone who had a different view of Magabee !

Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 19th August 2019, 22:48
Replies: 28
Views: 3,329
Posted By spongebob
Sorry Alan, missed your post. Those three were...

Sorry Alan, missed your post.
Those three were there in 1957 when I was on board .
I believe Jack Hill went ashore the next year as London based fridge Super but didn't like the job so he returned...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 04:18
Replies: 44
Views: 3,508
Posted By spongebob
Correct, I have found my old list, The...

Correct, I have found my old list,


The Fairbanks Morse was aboard the old liberty boat
The Officers motor boat had a Gardner
The Commodores Barge had a Ford Mercury V8 conversion.
The...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 03:27
Replies: 44
Views: 3,508
Posted By spongebob
[QUOTE=russellward;2997105]The old back to front...

[QUOTE=russellward;2997105]The old back to front telegraphs trick. And they fell for it again! That was the ex HMNZDT Manawanui. She was sold to the Maritime Park at Paeroa NZ for a dollar or so and...
Forum: Tugs 11th August 2019, 01:26
Replies: 44
Views: 3,508
Posted By spongebob
I seem to remember that one of the tugs and a 72'...

I seem to remember that one of the tugs and a 72' HDML were moored in the river alongside the Paeroa Maritime Museum . The tug disappeared but the ML remained for a while. I am about to drive past...
Forum: Tugs 9th August 2019, 20:45
Replies: 44
Views: 3,508
Posted By spongebob
Russell , the two tugs were in service at the...

Russell , the two tugs were in service at the dock yard when I served my time and I worked on the engines of both while in the ICE shop .
I posted long ago about the mix up of the telegraph wires , ...
Forum: Ship Research 5th August 2019, 22:10
Replies: 44
Views: 10,693
Posted By spongebob
New Brunswick ?

New Brunswick ?
Forum: Say Hello 5th August 2019, 10:14
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By spongebob
That ship is definitely not the square rigged...

That ship is definitely not the square rigged replica of Cook 's Endeavoutpr that is normally berthed at the Maritime museum in Sydney .

Bob
Forum: Ship Research 2nd August 2019, 22:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By spongebob
Beautiful is the only word for it but think of...

Beautiful is the only word for it but think of the brightwork and varnish up stairs!
Forum: The Radio Room 29th July 2019, 07:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By spongebob
Gordon , you sure drew the short straws

Gordon , you sure drew the short straws
Forum: The Radio Room 28th July 2019, 23:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By spongebob
Gordon, you couldn't have picked a bigger lemon...

Gordon, you couldn't have picked a bigger lemon than Those K boats on the coal run .

Bob
Forum: Brocklebank Line 28th July 2019, 20:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By spongebob
It cannot be played outside the UK, what a pity...

It cannot be played outside the UK, what a pity but good to see Bengidog mentioned . I thought that he had gone down the tubes but there he is up the river,

Bob
Forum: Say Hello 28th July 2019, 00:47
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By spongebob
I wrote the above with an honest tongue in cheek...

I wrote the above with an honest tongue in cheek and on further reflection I think , wouldn't it be Great if we could all meet in. Big but cosy pub with quality pints and exchange our views and...
Forum: Say Hello 26th July 2019, 20:49
Replies: 16
Views: 1,761
Posted By spongebob
Welcolme back Bob, I seem to remember you as a...

Welcolme back Bob, I seem to remember you as a once upon a time USSCo man.
Don't be discouraged, we are still an abnormal bunch with a nice even spread of nutters, doom sayers , left and right...
Forum: Tugs 24th July 2019, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 6,696
Posted By spongebob
That iron grid , placed each side of the funnel ,...

That iron grid , placed each side of the funnel , was exactly the same boiler room ventilation used on the double ended , coal fired steam ferries that served the Auckland Harbour prior to the...
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