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Forum: The Pig & Whistle Yesterday, 10:03
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Views: 200,358
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A man with a bald head and a wooden leg is...

A man with a bald head and a wooden leg is invited to a Xmas fancy dress party. He doesn't know what to wear to hide his head and his wooden leg, so he writes to a fancy dress company to explain his...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 4th April 2021, 19:49
Replies: 704
Views: 200,358
Posted By BobClay
Nothing and nobody is safe from them .... :eek:

Nothing and nobody is safe from them .... :eek:
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd April 2021, 22:16
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By BobClay
I joined Marconi in 1970 clutching my freshly...

I joined Marconi in 1970 clutching my freshly gained PMG 2nd Class and BOT Radar in my hand to find I was on the same money I'd been as an Engine Room Rating (admittedly including overtime) some...
Forum: Container Vessels 2nd April 2021, 09:35
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By BobClay
I see the ship is still swinging around the hook...

I see the ship is still swinging around the hook in the Bitter Lakes. Not sure if there's a problem with the ship, or the 'blame game' phase has been entered. Whatever time loss was caused by the...
Forum: Say Hello 1st April 2021, 12:57
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By BobClay
My guess is that modern ships of any reasonable...

My guess is that modern ships of any reasonable size would go around the Cape, but you'd have to ask the Navigators for a better idea about that. We certainly rounded it back then and I never heard...
Forum: Container Vessels 30th March 2021, 13:49
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By BobClay
Stopped in the Bitter Lakes. I'm presuming...

Stopped in the Bitter Lakes. I'm presuming they're giving her a good going over. :smoking:

1345z March 30th.
Forum: Container Vessels 29th March 2021, 10:29
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By BobClay
I doubt some of the colossal ships going through...

I doubt some of the colossal ships going through these days could even hope to use Suez in 1956. I'm wondering what it would cost to widen the canal as suggested, or even make it a dual carriageway...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 29th March 2021, 08:18
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
No. It was switch position D on the Redifussion...

No. It was switch position D on the Redifussion box. :sweat::chuckle:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th March 2021, 18:24
Replies: 704
Views: 200,358
Posted By BobClay
◄----- removes hat. "Farewell Groan-o-meter. ...

◄----- removes hat. "Farewell Groan-o-meter. Rest in Peace."

:p
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th March 2021, 18:19
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
I have less trouble understanding the concept of...

I have less trouble understanding the concept of an infinite number of Universes than I do of politics. :sweat:

Big fleas have little fleas,
on their backs to bite em.
Those little fleas have...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th March 2021, 13:15
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
Well not sure what 'the' Big Bang is. Some...

Well not sure what 'the' Big Bang is. Some modern theories suggest there maybe an infinite number of Big Bangs occurring deep into the past and future. I guess this is 'our' Big Bang which...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 28th March 2021, 11:32
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
Having noted FG86's post about ship's names, I...

Having noted FG86's post about ship's names, I got to thinking about such in fact ... and in fiction.

When I worked for CP Ships they had a number of ships named after former CP chairman. Hence...
Forum: Container Vessels 28th March 2021, 10:49
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By BobClay
The answer is right there !!! Get out and...

The answer is right there !!!

Get out and push the bloody thing. (Jeez, seafarers today, bunch of big girl's blouses... )

:big_tongue:
Forum: Container Vessels 27th March 2021, 13:52
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By BobClay
Bloody hooligan elephants upsetting world trade...

Bloody hooligan elephants upsetting world trade .... !!! :p
Forum: Container Vessels 25th March 2021, 21:38
Replies: 71
Views: 1,878
Posted By BobClay
Shades of back in the day when the Suez was...

Shades of back in the day when the Suez was closed because of warfare and we plodded to and from the Gulf via the Cape of Good Hope. Helicopter drop of supplies off Capetown (Castle Beer, not a bad...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 24th March 2021, 09:14
Replies: 704
Views: 200,358
Posted By BobClay
This is me of late ..... :p

This is me of late ..... :p
Forum: Say Hello 20th March 2021, 23:47
Replies: 14
Views: 272
Posted By BobClay
I was riding around on a Yamaha Viagra for years...

I was riding around on a Yamaha Viagra for years before I realised I'd got the name wrong. That caused a few funny looks in the pub:

"Just been out on the Viagra. Pulled a ton no bother." ...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 14th March 2021, 10:17
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
Jeez I'm in the company of dinosaurs ... :jester:...

Jeez I'm in the company of dinosaurs ... :jester:

(I've always wondered at the use of the word 'dinosaur' to indicate people who haven't moved with the times. Consider that those fellahs were...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 13th March 2021, 10:43
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
Don't fiddle with things that don't belong to...

Don't fiddle with things that don't belong to you: .... :eek:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th March 2021, 18:32
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
And on the 'Seaview' (the sub in the TV series I...

And on the 'Seaview' (the sub in the TV series I mentioned, a queer name because it seems to me the last thing you want to view as a submariner is the 'sea.' :p ) diverter valves weren't in the...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th March 2021, 16:48
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
Do you remember a submarine series on the TV...

Do you remember a submarine series on the TV years ago called: 'Voyage to Sea the Bottom' (or something like that. :p ) It featured a sub with glass windows in the nose. When they collided with...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th March 2021, 16:02
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
Just for you then. Spot the badly adjusted...

Just for you then. Spot the badly adjusted valve. :smoking:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 6th March 2021, 12:21
Replies: 105
Views: 12,636
Posted By BobClay
It's the only way to be sure: ...

It's the only way to be sure:

https://youtu.be/nnHmUk_J6xQ
Forum: Mess Deck 6th March 2021, 10:04
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By BobClay
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Forum: The Engine Room 6th March 2021, 10:01
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By BobClay
Now this is what I'd call a 'Weird Machine.' ...

Now this is what I'd call a 'Weird Machine.'

It makes me happy that there are people in the world crazy enough to build something like this.

https://youtu.be/IvUU8joBb1Q

:)
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