What type of ship is this?
Yeah tell me about it been suffering tinnitus since about 17 health and safety wasn't a concern in our younger days and bosses didn't care.I know my tinnitus sucks
It was tough work sometimes. I know how it is.About 30 years ago I changed a motor on a fishing trawler , after cutting out the bulkhead and installing a gantry, lifting out a 12V71 on its end and installing a 8V91 , slight mod to the exhaust . And on a flash 450,000 boat nzd, in the 90s i made all the stainless handrails ,ladders , life saver ring holder , put rails around the stove , mounted the genset and did all the bilge plumbing by myself , not easy working on boats . Cheers
Yep tinnitus is no funYeah tell me about it been suffering tinnitus since about 17 health and safety wasn't a concern in our younger days and bosses didn't care.
Me too.Yeah tell me about it been suffering tinnitus since about 17 health and safety wasn't a concern in our younger days and bosses didn't care.
As kids we'd have wanted mors.If my blood pressure medication is too strong, my tinnitus disappears, but I get giddy. I was in Queensland on holiday two weeks ago. A pharmacey made an error with my blood pressure pills. While I was at dinner I had a cocktail and wondered why I was at the falling-over stage of drunkeness But my head was crystal-clear. I recognised the symptoms, because it had happened once previously, a long time ago,.
Found a movie I made from 1991 of my old engine room.
At time of movie, looks like these things were running:
Yeah, it was a different life, I had a problem having one motorcycle, so I had them all over the place. I worked on 3 or 4 in about 18 years, the one in the movie was the last one I worked on, it had 2 Paxman motors, very good power to weight ratio. 1350 HP each. I was on that one a long time. I am not sure if they are still about, but motors were made in Colchester Essex. They also had that same motor in some US coast Guard vessels back then.This is fascinating stuff. I was offered an Engineers job on a vessel, briefly considered it. If I'd had significant rotary wing aircraft experience it would have worked.
Cool that you did this..
I have a lot of Q's if you are patient enough....
Very nice pics. thank you for sharingMy dad was a stocker in the Merchant navy during the war, my brother join the RAN at 15, and I was planning to follow his steps but I lost my mother at 14 so after her death I also tried to join the Merchant navy and put my name down at 14 but there was a big waiting list did all the medicals and paper work, but when I turned 15 I got into motorcycles instead, but we always had a boat of some sort and did some work on trawlers and owned a small 27' timber bay cruiser, that was a great boat bringing up the kids and family as well mates fishing trips away, salt water is in the blood, but am glad I stuck with the motorcycles, I don't miss the haul outs and maintenance on the boat but.
This is a pic of my dad's ship not long after it was built and launched in 1939 and the second pic is when my dad was a stoker on it during the war and the third pic tied up somewhere at a coastal port on the Queensland coast 1944, my dad took the last pic, the last 2 pics in its war colour's he was 19 at the time.
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I was very proud of my dad and there is something about old ships with their classic looks, my dad was a big solid man for his age working down in the boiler room, the first boat he worked on was the steam tug boat Forceful he spent his first 2 weeks on that tug on the Brisbane River it is still running and is owned by the Maritime Museum in Brisbane and the boiler has always been fired up even when not being used, use to see it out in the bay many time when on the water they did a lot of day cruises on it , well before covid anyway.Very nice pics. thank you for sharing