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Old 17th June 2008, 17:37
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Anyone out there that sailed on the "Bay Boats"
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Old 18th August 2008, 22:55
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hi navycut sailed on a few of the baby bays names i remember tony morrison tom wilson peter hall (bosun)dave littlewood (never 4get that 1)john goodings,andy stammers(cat)vince holder,some steward called rex ,memory not as good as it was,sid the wig bob the irish bloke who liked adrink been at ocl years (not much of aclue)going 2 dig up some old photos probably remember some old names
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Old 20th August 2008, 02:46
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Anyone out there that sailed on the "Bay Boats"
Was on them from just after the Falklands War to the early 90s. Sailed on most of them at some time or other. Happy memories.

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Old 20th August 2008, 03:52
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great times botany bay encounter,jervis,moreton,discovery,oh it would have been quicker to say all but flinders bay,of course im looking back through rose tinted glasses but i did enjoy my time with O.C.L. wife says do you miss the see my reply i was there in the good times wouldent bother now dear.remember all those names above.
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Old 22nd August 2008, 15:42
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hi navycut sailed on a few of the baby bays names i remember tony morrison tom wilson peter hall (bosun)dave littlewood (never 4get that 1)john goodings,andy stammers(cat)vince holder,some steward called rex ,memory not as good as it was,sid the wig bob the irish bloke who liked adrink been at ocl years (not much of aclue)going 2 dig up some old photos probably remember some old names
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A few names I remember there, the Irish bloke you refer to, could that be Bob Richie [Fag Ash Lil]

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Old 22nd August 2008, 15:56
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Was on them from just after the Falklands War to the early 90s. Sailed on most of them at some time or other. Happy memories.

I was with CP when the Falklands war started, we were in Chille and being an ice breaker on charter, thought it was on the cards we would have to go but no
I remember being in a bar and the locals coming over and asking if I was English
being on my own at the time I thought I was in trouble. It was only as the night went on, I found that Chille was on Englands side. One of the locals made a map on the bar showing Argentina, the Andes and Chille, he said England blow up Argentina and The Andes ....Chille move across.

Yes was with O.CL about three times in all kept leaving but always came back

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Old 22nd August 2008, 16:02
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great times botany bay encounter,jervis,moreton,discovery,oh it would have been quicker to say all but flinders bay,of course im looking back through rose tinted glasses but i did enjoy my time with O.C.L. wife says do you miss the see my reply i was there in the good times wouldent bother now dear.remember all those names above.
Think I done them all some a few times, will never forget the Flinders, three weeks alongside in Melbourne owing to a strike. We all had tee shirts made with "Flinders Bay Drinking Team" on them and the girls had theirs made with "Flinders Bay Mascots"

Good Times
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Old 22nd August 2008, 20:54
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thats the man dave covered a few watches 4 old bob can you remember sid the wigs name? hope you got a t shirt to fit egg on legs ,thats a vision to behold

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Old 24th August 2008, 18:48
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thats the man dave covered a few watches 4 old bob can you remember sid the wigs name? hope you got a t shirt to fit egg on legs ,thats a vision to behold

Could that be Sid Maxwell, that name sort of rings a bell .... Yes Bob Richie was quite a charater, he would have cans hidden around the engine room
I would imagine he is long gone now as he did not look the best then

Miss Vickey ... the egg she said to me once "Do you mind if I take my teeth out" will not say what was going on at the time A)
gpt a pic of her dressed as a chicken.. must post it


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Old 5th September 2008, 19:33
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your memory serves you well dave.....still trying how 2 download photos and time as well regards nic
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Old 25th November 2008, 13:41
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Sailed on most of them myself from 83 onwards as a steward, still got some good friends from them days. Names that come to mind are Bob Priestly (cook), Bob Spiers (Cook), Sid Tranter, Julian Shears (Lofty) Gary Maher (sadly recently passed age 43) The Queens: Candy and Tulip and quite a few more who didn't quite know it. Loads more people who have all left a mark on my life. Good days on the coast. Chicks, the Portsider, Lion Bar. Fantastic.

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Old 26th November 2008, 04:48
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Sailed on most of them myself from 83 onwards as a steward, still got some good friends from them days. Names that come to mind are Bob Priestly (cook), Bob Spiers (Cook), Sid Tranter, Julian Shears (Lofty) Gary Maher (sadly recently passed age 43) The Queens: Candy and Tulip and quite a few more who didn't quite know it. Loads more people who have all left a mark on my life. Good days on the coast. Chicks, the Portsider, Lion Bar. Fantastic.

Craig hardman
Some of those names bring back some fun times.

It's sad to hear about Gary, what happened there? I remember him down in the Falklands in 1988 on a RFA boat. Our ship had an army truck of which I drove and one day myself, Gary and a couple of others whose names I forget drove over from Mare Harbour to Port Stanley. On the way back we saw some geese and as we had some guns with us we decided to try and shoot one. Well, we got one and down it came and landed in a minefield. I'll never forget Gary, beer in one hand, cigarette in the other, fingers in his ears stomping the ground as he went to get the goose. One of those experiences that I'll never forget.

RIP Gary
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Old 26th November 2008, 13:56
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I contacted his brother in law Alex Flynn through this site, it seems he had a brain hemoerage, found at the bottom of the stairs. Good lad, i sailed with him a few times. Infectious laugh and always up for a party.There's another thread called ocl box boats on here that is worth a look.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 22:32
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I was with Gary on the Rem in Wellington when we had the 'infamous' visit from Her Majestys customs and excise! I'll never forget the sly buggers had been drinking in the bar in the morning pretending to be warfies. They strip searched me and made an excellent job of putting the fear of death into me.
To round up a lovely day, I was informed how 'easy' it was to plant dope inmy [email protected]!
Oh and by the way, did the sniffer dogs find anything? No !
Anyway, that morning myself and Gary were wearing womens underwear (trophys) in the bar, therefore I suppose I deserved the hassle ha ha.
Very sad news indeed, a good guy!
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Old 20th February 2009, 09:41
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Graymay, I was also taken ashore for the day in Wellington by customs, think it was because they found a small stash in the officers saloon hidden in a salt pot, me and another lad, forget the name, were interrogated for hours, twats!, don't think it was the same trip, though I was sure it was on the REM.

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see the link for BAy Boat reunion in Shipmates section
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Old 20th February 2009, 10:43
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OCL Bay boats

Hi , I sailed on Discovery Bay ,Jervis Bay and Moreton Bay between 1974/1975
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Old 20th February 2009, 11:46
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Hi , I sailed on Discovery Bay ,Jervis Bay and Moreton Bay between 1974/1975
Hi Chris
I have posted quite a few pics from bays in Life Aboard, maybe some faces you know there. Jervis Bay was the first bay boat I sailed on,Went on to do them all some a few times. Left O.C.L about three times always returned was like a home from home. You would look forward to joining list to see who was on your next ship

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Old 20th February 2009, 11:52
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I heard on the grapevine that Lofty in Tilbury shopped a load of lads to the customs. Dont know if thats right but if it is its bad news all the favours he was done over the years.
Anyone else hear this?

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Old 20th February 2009, 15:18
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Hi Dave, yeah, I remember hearing something similiar about Lofty the taxi man, NOT me by the way, for the other information of other forum members
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Old 21st February 2009, 00:33
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Hi Guys, Yeah i seem to remember vaguely about Lofty the taxi man shopping some of the lads but it's that long ago i can't remember the ins and outs of it all really.
Good to see more and more ex OCL boys joining the site.
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Old 21st February 2009, 00:48
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heard that lofty was caught shipping a container of porn to australia(long before the internet) it was intercepted in sydney and lofty was roasted over a slow hot fire by the brit police,for what its worth.sid maxwell he ate normal meals on his way to aus but then purchased enough disgusting dehydrated suimins to get him back to tilbury,asked me to try one ,oh my goodness the bloody frozen pies and sausage rolls in the overnight microwave room were much much better.what memories.
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Quote:- Miss Vickey ... the egg she said to me once "Do you mind if I take my teeth out".
Would that be Vicki, the egg on legs from Kiwiland?
Blimey, there's a blast from the past. The old egg on legs, eh? Saw her about 12-15 years ago. Her and her man(husband?) were running the council caravan park in a place called Hamner Springs, an hour or so out of Christchurch, N.Z. She was called "The egg on legs" for very obvious reasons. This site is a constant revelation.
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Old 21st February 2009, 12:38
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Hi dave you still around? i sailed with you a couple of times i was known as Worzel in those days. and i remember that story
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Old 21st February 2009, 13:26
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Hi dave you still around? i sailed with you a couple of times i was known as Worzel in those days. and i remember that story
Well thats a blast from the past ... Yes I remember you ... If I am right we were all at a party at Betty`s` an whole crowd of us we all had steaks..but there was not enough plates to go around..so we had to take turns to eat. I remembers Doug [Morrison I think] being there.
You were rolling your own ? and passing it around, by the time it got back to you. You had to start rolling again lol Do you remember [piss the bed]Shirley I heard she died she was a good laugh the real story about the bed was someone poured water in the bunk while she was asleep and at first she thought she had....... Good Times


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Old 21st February 2009, 13:57
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Quote:- Miss Vickey ... the egg she said to me once "Do you mind if I take my teeth out".
Would that be Vicki, the egg on legs from Kiwiland?
Blimey, there's a blast from the past. The old egg on legs, eh? Saw her about 12-15 years ago. Her and her man(husband?) were running the council caravan park in a place called Hamner Springs, an hour or so out of Christchurch, N.Z. She was called "The egg on legs" for very obvious reasons. This site is a constant revelation.

Yes Thats her ...Egg On Legs...I have posted a pic of her

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