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Forum: The Arts & Entertainment forum 22nd November 2020, 12:31
Replies: 117
Views: 36,981
Posted By Dartskipper
The Beach Boys "Surfin' USA" was a musical copy...

The Beach Boys "Surfin' USA" was a musical copy with different words of Chuck Berry's "Sweet Li'l Sixteen." Both big hits in their day.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 18th November 2020, 17:58
Replies: 453
Views: 81,267
Posted By Dartskipper
Vice Admiral Sir George Tryon?

Vice Admiral Sir George Tryon?
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 18th November 2020, 11:31
Replies: 453
Views: 81,267
Posted By Dartskipper
I think the best way to avoid the current chaos...

I think the best way to avoid the current chaos is to pretend that you are still sleeping.
Forum: Say Hello 18th November 2020, 11:28
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By Dartskipper
WaWa was a chain of small convenience stores in...

WaWa was a chain of small convenience stores in the USA in the 1980's. Apparently the name came from the Native American language and referred to a grey goose, which was also the Corporate Logo. This...
Forum: Stormy Weather 18th November 2020, 11:24
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Dartskipper
Stephen was also an expert on ocean towage...

Stephen was also an expert on ocean towage subjects, something that he could draw on from his own experience.
Forum: The Radio Room 15th November 2020, 13:22
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By Dartskipper
Just another memento of past life Bob! We all...

Just another memento of past life Bob! We all have them I'm sure. I'm finding many of them at the moment as I'm packing up loads of boxes in preparation for a move to another home. Even finding Dad's...
Forum: Blue Star Line 6th November 2020, 00:07
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Dartskipper
Hope she doesn't encounter Iceberg II . (LOL!)

Hope she doesn't encounter Iceberg II . (LOL!)
Forum: Computers and The Internet 4th November 2020, 16:56
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Dartskipper
Hi Alick. The "You Tube" words appear below...

Hi Alick.

The "You Tube" words appear below and to the right on the screen of the video playing, from memory. I just click on it and then that same video opens up in You Tube on a new tab. I must...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 3rd November 2020, 23:23
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Dartskipper
Alick, I find that when this happens to me, I can...

Alick, I find that when this happens to me, I can click on the "You Tube" logo below the running video and this opens up You Tube in another tab. If you try this you can watch You Tube directly....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 3rd November 2020, 23:17
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Dartskipper
I actually preferred his performances in his...

I actually preferred his performances in his films that weren't 007. Films such as The First Great Train Robbery, The Hill, The Man who Would be King and others.

R.I.P.
Forum: Recipes & Cooking 3rd November 2020, 23:12
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Dartskipper
If you turn the cups upside down, that eliminates...

If you turn the cups upside down, that eliminates the necessity of drilling holes in them.

Or you could try turning the dishwasher upside down instead.
Forum: Ferries 18th October 2020, 21:29
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Dartskipper
This Brought Back Some Memories.

I was browsing You Tube and this popped up in my feed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9W1Qpi0_CU

A familiar vessel, sister to some I spent many happy hours on in the 1970's. Familiar...
Forum: Stormy Weather 13th October 2020, 18:45
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Dartskipper
Someone from the 5th Dimension perhaps? Is...

Someone from the 5th Dimension perhaps?

Is this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius???
Forum: Stormy Weather 13th October 2020, 16:35
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Dartskipper
Shopping on any line can be very risky....

Shopping on any line can be very risky. Especially the the East Coast Main Line. The speed those express trains go over the level crossings ought to discourage any Local Authority establishing a...
Forum: Mess Deck 6th October 2020, 19:20
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Dartskipper
Which year? :jester:

Which year? :jester:
Forum: The Galley 26th September 2020, 09:30
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dartskipper
And the Captain wore a top hat and tails. The...

And the Captain wore a top hat and tails. The Pilot had to leave his shoes at the boarding ladder, no doubt......:big_tongue:
Forum: The Quiz Forum 13th September 2020, 20:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By Dartskipper
Hardly seems fair, somehow. Are you sure this...

Hardly seems fair, somehow. Are you sure this wasn't in "Mathematical Pie?" That little publication used to be famous for mathematical riddles and conundrums.

One I recall was a question...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 13th September 2020, 20:33
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Dartskipper
Oh drat. I was just about to start raising the...

Oh drat. I was just about to start raising the funds to make the release payment so that the monies could be transferred. Grandma's antique Victorian porcelain tea set lives on.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 13th September 2020, 13:24
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Dartskipper
Perhaps the points awarded have the same monetary...

Perhaps the points awarded have the same monetary authenticity as the $10 million residing in a Nigerian bank account we may have been kindly informed of by a very distant relative of that country's...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 12th September 2020, 14:29
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Dartskipper
Nothing untoward on first inspection, but to be...

Nothing untoward on first inspection, but to be safe it might be wise to use some sanitiser on my hands, just in case.
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 12th September 2020, 10:42
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Dartskipper
Whoopdie - do.

Having read more recent reports of life aboard the recently overhauled SN site, I nipped aboard to see for myself, once again. I sent a rant when I dropped in a couple of weeks ago about the Gallery...
Forum: Say Hello 10th September 2020, 21:17
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By Dartskipper
You'll find lots of ex shipmates on here who...

You'll find lots of ex shipmates on here who signed off the other one.

Welcome, make yourself at home!
Forum: Vintage Vehicles, classic cars etc... 5th September 2020, 12:46
Replies: 187
Views: 47,816
Posted By Dartskipper
Thanks John, I knew I wasn't cracking up! I can...

Thanks John, I knew I wasn't cracking up! I can recall that Ford had some quality issues with their V8 motors in their passenger cars in the 1970's. I think they had tried to reduce wear in the bores...
Forum: Vintage Vehicles, classic cars etc... 4th September 2020, 18:18
Replies: 187
Views: 47,816
Posted By Dartskipper
Did Holman & Moody also have some engines...

Did Holman & Moody also have some engines marinised for offshore powerboats John? I vaguely recollect that some of the American boats of the 1960's had them installed. The name is ringing a distant...
Forum: Historic Shipping Lines & Ships 4th September 2020, 18:11
Replies: 22
Views: 5,568
Posted By Dartskipper
Deja Vu for a similar incident in Torquay in the...

Deja Vu for a similar incident in Torquay in the late 70's early 80's. I don't think she bent her nose that much though. Should have tested the brakes at her last survey.
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