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    It's funny, but I always liked the rough seas, the sheer power of it. I guess that the fact that my sea time was aged 16-20 and probably like at that age I figured I was immortal...Of course the fact that I was a cook and didn't know any better probably had more bearing.

    The only time I was truly scared was the last leg to payoff in Emden, I think, in Germany while on the La Cumbre. The rust bucket was always breaking down and the Channel was really acting up. Advise from the bridge was keep life jackets handy...I tried to sleep in mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john sutton View Post
    should try crossing north atlantic on a paper boat light ship
    Been there, don that John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Mills View Post
    It's funny, but I always liked the rough seas, the sheer power of it. I guess that the fact that my sea time was aged 16-20 and probably like at that age I figured I was immortal...Of course the fact that I was a cook and didn't know any better probably had more bearing.

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    Whist the sea is to be respected and indeed admired for its overpowering strength, it can be bloody heartbreaking when you've just paid out thousands of pounds in overtime and manhours to get your ship pristine and two days dipping into the Atlantic, Pacific and others makes it look like you've done nothing, also to say nothing of cargo damaged, deck gear damage and extra fuel burnt, rough weather maybe awe inspiring but it is a bluddy nuisance

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    Ivan, I did say I was a cook.

    As a galley boy, I was the one who took a bucket of slops to the ships side, licked my finger and held it up to the wind and tossed the slops and the bucket over the side only to have the slops blown back over your nice clean; chipped, and painted deck. So sorry.

    ps. I only had to do it until we ran out of buckets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Mills View Post
    Ivan, I did say I was a cook.

    As a galley boy, I was the one who took a bucket of slops to the ships side, licked my finger and held it up to the wind and tossed the slops and the bucket over the side only to have the slops blown back over your nice clean; chipped, and painted deck. So sorry.

    ps. I only had to do it until we ran out of buckets.
    Okay Rodney, I forgive you, you owe me a couple of tabnabs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney Mills View Post
    Ivan, I did say I was a cook.

    As a galley boy, I was the one who took a bucket of slops to the ships side, licked my finger and held it up to the wind and tossed the slops and the bucket over the side only to have the slops blown back over your nice clean; chipped, and painted deck. So sorry.

    ps. I only had to do it until we ran out of buckets.

    Of course you said cook, unless of course the R was missing!!

    You did it the hard way, on the better class of ships, mainly passenger, there was a slop chute in the galley.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    #6... Ivan had that and done that and is in a post somewhere. The consequences and the Companies response to the repairs of such the company informed the master to let the Mate (me) to attend to, and he went home on his own initiative from south Korea. Left me to take the ship to Japan. Cheers JWS

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    Ditto !!

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    Or maybe Joe Beefs in Montreal ......now that`s another ride !

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    Like you Rod, as a young bloke I found it very exhilarating in high seas in the North Atlantic when the life lines were out in a force 10.

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    Agree but still as you concur Ivan ....awesome .

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    As they say Rod ``it`s all coming back to me now !!``

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    Looking back now ,no matter how bad the weather , you had complete faith in your ship and not getting to you're next port never occurred to you .
    Trust in your mates and the ship .Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Griffin View Post
    Come on Don't tar them all with the same brush, There are some wonderful youngsters out there, not all like the wally you are talking about. Greg Griffin
    Okay Greg I agree with you, but alas its always the assholes who get the limelight, but they do not have the hard times that we did, not that I want them to, but alas they do not appreciate how lucky they are, we played on bomb sites, mine were very close to home having been bombed out three times and I was working on a trawler in the Arctic Circle at the age of 13, so perhaps I look at their current circumstances through biased eyes

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