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Forum: The Pig & Whistle Yesterday, 13:38
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"You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to...

"You do not ask a tame seagull why it needs to disappear from time to time towards the open sea. It goes. That's all." Bernard Moitessier.

Skipper, is your mate Bernard Moltessier really Eric...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 23rd September 2021, 21:45
Replies: 253
Views: 22,347
Posted By Engine Serang
I am delighted to hear that the earth moved for...

I am delighted to hear that the earth moved for YM. At his age pleasure has to be taken when the opportunity arises, Arises?
Would that we had a little trembler here in Dublin.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 23rd September 2021, 11:30
Replies: 253
Views: 22,347
Posted By Engine Serang
I'll leave the moles to John Le Carre. (The "e"...

I'll leave the moles to John Le Carre. (The "e" ought to have a wee thing over it but this is an Nicaraguan keyboard.)
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 23rd September 2021, 06:11
Replies: 253
Views: 22,347
Posted By Engine Serang
I'm a "Wind in the Willows" man myself. Brer...

I'm a "Wind in the Willows" man myself. Brer Rabbit comes a close second. Does anyone remember the scribbles of Erich Anton Paul von Däniken who started many rows in the Smokerooms of the 1970's?
Forum: Mess Deck 21st September 2021, 16:15
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
No. If you want to larne what it is may I...

No.
If you want to larne what it is may I recommend watching a ship being built on Discovery Channel. After 30 years at sea I didn't know how a ship was built until I watched the Oriana on tv. That...
Forum: Container Vessels 21st September 2021, 16:05
Replies: 198
Views: 11,364
Posted By Engine Serang
Tanker speak, LEFO.

Tanker speak, LEFO.
Forum: Mess Deck 21st September 2021, 07:45
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
Ah PAT, great to have you aboard again. Looking...

Ah PAT, great to have you aboard again. Looking at your wee foto on the top LH side of your Post you bear a striking resemblance to our Jolly Swagman, are you by any chance related? Perhaps second...
Forum: Mess Deck 20th September 2021, 13:02
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
Culture, you can't fuck1ng beat it.

Culture, you can't fuck1ng beat it.
Forum: Container Vessels 20th September 2021, 10:12
Replies: 198
Views: 11,364
Posted By Engine Serang
As the late, great Jimmy Greaves, RIP, would have...

As the late, great Jimmy Greaves, RIP, would have said; shipping, "it's a funny old game".
Forum: Container Vessels 18th September 2021, 17:51
Replies: 198
Views: 11,364
Posted By Engine Serang
A bellyful of rubbish for the Christmas market...

A bellyful of rubbish for the Christmas market and a December drydock in Europe, everybody wins.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 17th September 2021, 14:38
Replies: 253
Views: 22,347
Posted By Engine Serang
I thought it was normal for the engineer and...

I thought it was normal for the engineer and technicians to go up for a test flight after maintenance. It concentrates the mind.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 16th September 2021, 22:27
Replies: 253
Views: 22,347
Posted By Engine Serang
You only need know one fact about helicopters,...

You only need know one fact about helicopters, they're terribly flimsy.
Forum: Mess Deck 14th September 2021, 06:49
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
Up a vectored creek without a paddle. CNN tells...

Up a vectored creek without a paddle. CNN tells me Nuu Hor Leans is under 6 foot of brackish water and that Torr Hon Toe is awaiting the big freeze and the first iceberg of the year. Our new crewman,...
Forum: Mess Deck 13th September 2021, 20:54
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
Between Hoegh Ugland and the St Lawrence is...

Between Hoegh Ugland and the St Lawrence is thousands of miles of virgin forest, same-same Plateau de Matto Grosso. It would take him 6 weeks to reach Toronto using machetes' and having pow-wows with...
Forum: Mess Deck 13th September 2021, 16:51
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
Bollix, thank you! The lazy bugger is still in...

Bollix, thank you!
The lazy bugger is still in his scratcher. It was I that moved them lever things and turned the handle on the wheelie thing to keep the fuel pressure up high.
This is the first...
Forum: Container Vessels 12th September 2021, 07:07
Replies: 198
Views: 11,364
Posted By Engine Serang
Let the radius of the door be R Let the speed...

Let the radius of the door be R
Let the speed of rotation of the door be 5 rpm
Let the linear speed of the skier be x metres per second (Brexiteers can use meters per fortnight)

Using Algebra,...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th September 2021, 15:46
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Engine Serang
Crosshead bearings.

Crosshead bearings.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th September 2021, 10:37
Replies: 881
Views: 243,376
Posted By Engine Serang
FFS Jack come into the tent.

FFS Jack come into the tent.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 10th September 2021, 10:32
Replies: 253
Views: 22,347
Posted By Engine Serang
I've played on similar pitches, perhaps not quite...

I've played on similar pitches, perhaps not quite as bad. Many teams in Antrim League Division 5 did not have perfect pitches and the local farmer usually had grazing rights on non matchdays, and you...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 9th September 2021, 08:28
Replies: 881
Views: 243,376
Posted By Engine Serang
Are we now tolerating Vulgar Abuse on these...

Are we now tolerating Vulgar Abuse on these gentle pages?

I think the Moderator or Super Moderator should step in and nip it in the bud. Otherwise rather than the BI Smokeroom we have we will end...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 9th September 2021, 07:18
Replies: 881
Views: 243,376
Posted By Engine Serang
Where is my old shipmate?

Where is my old shipmate?
Forum: Mess Deck 9th September 2021, 07:15
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
"Bridge Resource Management" is a mechanism...

"Bridge Resource Management" is a mechanism whereby the Ships management company sends the Master to train for a week, gives him a copy of the UK Chamber of Shipping Guide and then reduces his Bridge...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th September 2021, 16:05
Replies: 79
Views: 45,138
Posted By Engine Serang
One has rather made a fool of oneself. ...

One has rather made a fool of oneself.

Neither the first or last time to do so.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th September 2021, 13:58
Replies: 881
Views: 243,376
Posted By Engine Serang
I'm staying out of this. The last time I...

I'm staying out of this. The last time I commented on power station equipment, boilers, I was given a yellow card by those who knew everything about the innards and safety features of the beasts.
Forum: Mess Deck 8th September 2021, 09:13
Replies: 7,370
Views: 858,795
Posted By Engine Serang
Were getting to the Rootes of the problem, if you...

Were getting to the Rootes of the problem, if you put lipstick on a Singer it still is a Singer.
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