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    Brian if that had happened to me with 3/9 after it I would have looked around for Cappy.

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    Always used a canvas bucket, and standard thermometer.

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    We used whatever the met office supplied usually rubber or canvas. Taking sea water temperatures via engine room inlets defeated the purpose of the sea temperature in many instances as were too near the engine room discharges and your temps. were not accurate. Also the met office usually stipulated at what depth they wanted the sea temperature. Thinking back the radio reports were sent in coded 5 letter groups . Think your readings for humidity taking from your wet and dry bulb thermometers in the The Stevenson screen was already converted by the sender into a figure for relative or absolute humidity and sent as such and not the readings of both thermometers, but may be wrong is that long ago. Your barograph reading can’t remember how that was sent. Your barometer reading was sent with the corrections applied. The rubber designed bucket was not a bucket in the descriptive sense but a rubber tube which accepted the thermometer upright, similar to the canvas one which was specially constructed , for those not aware, the question should be when is a bucket not a bucket, answer when it is a meteorological one. Cheers JWS. Ps there’s no hole in my bucket dear Liza dear Liza. JS
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    One thing about the rubber generation Davey, were always resilient and came bouncing back. Were the forefathers of Dunlop. Hope when you got everyone in the lifeboat you charged them their entry fee of their cabin key, on the off chance of getting back on board after that big thunderstorm you had been forecasting for weeks put out the fire that Cappy started by smoking in his bunk.JWS
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    I take it then that you weren’t one of the chosen few to be awarded the met offices reward for bravery and conscientious duty in the face of the enemy the salt water then, those barographs are :very uncomfortable when pinned on ones chest and certainly restrict ones movements in:bed when involved with those latex dolls. Those were the days my friend I thought they’d never end. Anyone these days can be a weather forecaster all you have to learn to say is. Climate Change,, and everyone scuttles around before they are struck by forked lightening. Cheers and hope the sun shines tomorrow. JS.
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    Amazing, I never realised what interesting job you deckies had, hauling buckets of seawater onboard every four hours, and sticking a thermometer into said liquid.
    There was us stuck in the engine room, doing our best to keep the seawater in check, and you lot up above were hauling it in by the bucket load, all supposedly in the interest of science.
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    you were busy building those cement boxes Vic, never knew anything about those !!!, kt
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    #30 The latex dolls were a misprint what I should have said was buckets , this is what happens when one gets older, our minds wander to all the lost opportunity’s of youth. Yes the old weather report would have been so much easier if you could just send one in with the information like , It’s raining without having to put into code the relative humidity and all the fancy Language like Dew point , which sounds like a message regarding ones ETA which again sounds like that creature from a far flung galaxy. As regards sick men at sea, I used to prefer it when the Ch. Stwd took over the role of nurse and the keys to the medical cabinet, was averse to sticking needles into the right hand upper quadrant of the right buttock, wouldn’t have been so bad if it had been the left, would have been more politically even. Ah well enough about weather we have always discussed it and whether she will or whether she won’t, see we always digress to other subjects so this may not reach you. Cheers JWS...PS please note the word volunteers refers to someone else volunteering ones services , one never did volunteer for anything at sea unless it was to take someone else’s tot for him. JWS
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    What is going on in UK.

    We had the London correspondent on radio this morning and what he told us was just as hilarious as it was frightening.


    The British public are to be encouraged to shower not bathe as by 2030 there will be a water shortage in UK despite all the rain fall.

    Air fresheners should only be used in rooms with the windows open as the propellant could cause medical problems to the user.
    Some years ago it was the Ozone layer they were worried about.


    Wood burning fires should be fazed out as they put carbon into the air.
    Guess we will, along with other countries, stop bush fires.


    Diesel, a few years ago the public were encouraged to take it up, now they want to ban it.

    But on a more positive side, both the UK and now the EU want to begin talks with Oz on a free trade agreement.

    Funny times we live in.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

    John Strange R737787
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    The answer to the above John is dopey politicians, bum and elbow come to mind, kt
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