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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Tindell View Post
    We all cannot allow ourselves to get ga ga, they would clean us out in minutes, but being ex seamen we grew up with scams all over the world, and got pretty shrewd with it. A few trips through the Suez and a call into Aden certainly kept your wits about you, kt
    Kieth, I remember a dope buying a bloody big gold ring off one of the bum boats, He was walking around the deck with it on for days, What did you pay for that i asked him I got a good deal he said £5 its 66 caret gold, You did do well i said the problem is you cant get 66 caret gold, That will turn blue within a week its brass you bloody dope, Never saw him wearing it again
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    I just love to receive these scam phone calls - they give me hours of enjoyment as I string them along.

    The best ones are those that tell me I have been in a car accident.

    When they eventually ask me for the injuries sustained I tell them that I was killed.

    You can then hear the cogs turning in their petty brains before they hang up!

    My other trick is to put a howler on the line which deafens them.

    Oh, what joy!!!!!

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    #31... Reminds me one time anchored in the Bitter Lakes overnight. The mate maybe to save on man hours put me on As night watchman apart from the Bridge watchkeeper. Had the usual dhows and small craft coming alongside in the dark throwing their grapnels over the rails which I immediately threw off. However one I couldnít throw off before the weight came on it, after shouting at the person or persons in the boat and getting screams of non compliance I looked around for the biggest shackle I could find and lugged it to the rail and dropped it on the boat , which immediately started taking water through the hole. The screams became shriller and the boat was last seen being paddled like mad towards the shore , whether they made it or not donít know or care , I didnít report it in case I got accused of wasting and destroying ships gear. JS
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    Hi John.
    I was on watch in the lakes, two in the recreation room one walking around. I went up on the forecastle and heard a rustling noise, this Basward was feeding one of the mooring ropes over the side, I yelled to the mate on the bridge and the bloke did a dive over the side, I put a couple of turns around the bits and stopped the rope, I didn't mind them taking the rope but they didn't pay buckshees.
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    We were going through the Canal and it was getting dark.
    A Dhow came very close and the skipper Cpt North, was not happy about it, fearing they could attempt to come on board.

    But we had a smart bosun, hot salt water from a fire hose is one of the best cleaning agents there is when you want to shift some crap away.
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    All good posts Lads but seemingly drifting away from Topic ??
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    Just giggled at Doc's last post, some may see the funny side: Just a warning to ALL,
    to all in the thread, Just a warning to ALL. Pos just my sense of humour but, certain
    all will take note of the message. LOL. Keith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    All good posts Lads but seemingly drifting away from Topic ??
    Cheers
    Oh, what was the topic?????????????????
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Thank you for the warning as I was going to buy the MN badge online in memory of my Fathers service. I will look for a store close to my area and buy it from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annette Mae View Post
    Thank you for the warning as I was going to buy the MN badge online in memory of my Fathers service. I will look for a store close to my area and buy it from there.
    Hi Anette
    Award Medals are one of the best and safest to deal with for those kind of things
    Cheers

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    https://www.awardmedals.com/
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