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    When I was working Channel ferries MSC fleet ships were always known as " Must Steer Clear". Perhaps this is appropriate.

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    On the old Carnarvon castle, the steering gear was electrical, but was well maintained, also the Chief Lecky was on standby in the steering flat during entering/leaving harbours. The old girls never let us down. Old technology, old design but an excellent sea boat.

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    Sign of the times: kill the messenger, instead of showing where he is wrong. Advocating censorship, and even the banning of the poster, instead of openly debating what is THE problem our societies are facing. We are being invaded, we are being replaced, our women are being raped, and we will eventually have our heads cut off by a horde of undesirables who, in the meantime, are making our societies WAY uglier, dirtier, and more dysfunctional. Whos going to argue that todays UK, with its no-go zones and its shariah-law districts, is more civilised and pleasant than the UK of the 50s, 60s and 70s? Gentlemen, the Army is even asking for UNPATRIOTIC recruits!

    The kind members of this thread may find this sobering:
    "Toronto ******: Executing gays may sound “unfair” , but it's Sharia law | David Menzies"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWT9...ature=youtu.be

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    Just a response to RLT. Under
    That's the way the mop flops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corrientes View Post
    First ship I sailed on didn't have any of that stuff. Brass mouthpiece in the wheelhouse and a pipe direct to the engine room controls. Only thing required was a good strong voice. The direct steering chain ran right past the end of my bunk. Sleep had a different meaning!!

    Corrientes, I to remember the same thing, We used to call it the Acker Macker valve.
    {terry scouse}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lead Ted View Post
    Corrientes, I to remember the same thing, We used to call it the Acker Macker valve.
    I assure you, even at that tender age, I had a much more descriptive name for the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Woodard View Post
    Just a response to RLT. Under
    Les, My old tatter...…………….. I no compendia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lead Ted View Post
    Les, Can you remember the shout you had to make if you dropped anything from aloft whether there was anyone below you or not.....
    Well as I recall it was? Under below but just hearing the word Under was enough to get one mobile.
    That's the way the mop flops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Woodard View Post
    Well as I recall it was? Under below but just hearing the word Under was enough to get one mobile.
    Yes the shout was BELOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as I remember it. Hope all is well in your world buddy Terry.
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    You are right RLT. It is a shout that I used while steel erecting and rigging during my working life. Like life at sea could not stand doing either the sea or rigging with all the BS that goes with either trade.
    That's the way the mop flops.

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