Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38

Thread: swimming with sharks pehaps

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,677
    Thanks (Given)
    1403
    Thanks (Received)
    1796
    Likes (Given)
    5339
    Likes (Received)
    6351

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    laying off port Said on ORARI the Bosun and Lamptrimmer rigged up a hook and used a derrick as a fishing rod to catch a
    shark,it was amazing to watch, the shark didn't have a chance it came out of the water like a piece of cargo it was about
    eight feet long and went mad when it landed on deck, it wasn't a good thing to see really, the biggest fish I ever caught was
    a Barracuda, I was fishing over the side in Auckland and was reeling in a catch and when it came out of the water there was
    only half of the fish left so I dropped it back in the water and pulled it up and down a bit when I got a huge tug on the line
    to my surprise it was a barracuda about 3' long, it was an evil looking thing, the butcher knelt down in his shoes and held
    the fish up and someone took a photo , I gave the barracuda and a couple of kahawai to a wharfie so maybe it's in a glass
    case somewhere. cheers John F

  2. Thanks Des Taff Jenkins thanked for this post
  3. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Maclean NSW Australia
    Posts
    304
    Thanks (Given)
    278
    Thanks (Received)
    187
    Likes (Given)
    520
    Likes (Received)
    674

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    On the Fremantle to Christmas Island run we were coming into the drifting season when unable to berth. Crew bought there own foo and were advised to have a good stock. All very careful chinamen, would not pay any extra towards stores. after a few days drifting the crew were getting very hungry, only having their ration of rice every day when they caught a big shark. I don't know how no one was injured as it was hoisted aboard as there were knives flashing everywhere.

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Courtenay, Vancouver Island, Canada
    Posts
    1,769
    Thanks (Given)
    2845
    Thanks (Received)
    1533
    Likes (Given)
    14330
    Likes (Received)
    5806

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    Had a similar experience on one ship.Broke down in the Indian Ocean.
    Had a line over the side, big hook baited with a lump of some kind of meat.
    Shark hit it. Winched aboard, It was thrashing about on deck. AB hit it with a stanchion.
    It gave birth to several babies.
    Took some killing. Then all the 'heros' appeared with knives.
    Had one of its teeth for a long time.
    Lost along the way, like so many other things.

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,677
    Thanks (Given)
    1403
    Thanks (Received)
    1796
    Likes (Given)
    5339
    Likes (Received)
    6351

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    #23, Hi Den hope you're keeping well, the lamptrimmer on ORARI was a bit of a taxidermist, he had a couple of flying fish
    that he had stuffed with tobacco and then varnished, when they caught the shark #21, he cut off the dorsal fin to work his
    magic , he put it in the rope locker and promptly forgot all about it, when the locker was opened some time later a cloud
    of flies / bluebottles flew out and the stink was overwhelming, I've often wondered how long his flying fish lasted, and if he
    gave them as presents to people at home . cheers John F

  6. #25
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    188
    Thanks (Given)
    6431
    Thanks (Received)
    4022
    Likes (Given)
    19325
    Likes (Received)
    21150

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    hi john it was common practice to stuff flying fish i was shown by anold sailor the method was after getting the fish of the deck plenty on tankers low in the water .....slit open the belly and scrape out all possible fleshand fill with soaked oakumsew up very gently ......varnish fish with a good coat and pin onto a board of wood with wings outstreched and pinned in flying position...wait till dry and then coat again when dry it is sealed now take off board and turn over giving belly and underneath a fine coat ...you will find the fish is solid no smell and looking the businness did one or to myself....but liked to eat them sweet fish ...regards cappy

  7. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,677
    Thanks (Given)
    1403
    Thanks (Received)
    1796
    Likes (Given)
    5339
    Likes (Received)
    6351

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    Thanks for that cappy, always something to learn on site, that was the only time I saw that done so maybe got it wrong
    about tobacco as I've always thought that's what he used, I wasn't on tankers only cargo ships but still would see flying fish on deck in the mornings, mainly in the Indian Ocean if I remember rightly, never thought about eating them though .
    cheers John F

  8. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bolton UK
    Posts
    13,867
    Thanks (Given)
    17832
    Thanks (Received)
    9170
    Likes (Given)
    25551
    Likes (Received)
    29469

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    I did that Cappy with this one, in the photo. just as you said, I bent a welding rod into a Z and inserted it along its belly and then sewed it up and the bottom of the Z was pinned to a piece of wood. so it was in a flying position..
    Some one stole it when it was on deck drying in the sun, never found out who did it.

    They do make Good eating , used to get a bucket on the 4 to 8 watch walk around the deck and collect them , give to the Cook and have nice fresh fish for breakfast.
    Cheers
    Brian
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Captain Kong; 21st May 2017 at 07:26 PM.

  9. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,677
    Thanks (Given)
    1403
    Thanks (Received)
    1796
    Likes (Given)
    5339
    Likes (Received)
    6351

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    I did that Cappy with this one, in the photo. just as you said, I bent a welding rod into a Z and inserted it along its belly and then sewed it up and the bottom of the Z was pinned to a piece of wood. so it was in a flying position..
    Some one stole it when it was on deck drying in the sun, never found out who did it.
    Cheers
    Brian
    Hi Brian, seems I can't open your Thumbnails lately it's a shame cos there's some good pictures there. cheers John F

  10. Likes Captain Kong, Des Taff Jenkins, cappy liked this post
  11. #29
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Bolton UK
    Posts
    13,867
    Thanks (Given)
    17832
    Thanks (Received)
    9170
    Likes (Given)
    25551
    Likes (Received)
    29469

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    Hi John f
    I have the same problem, thumbnails remain as thumbnails , They used to open but not anymore, It must be the `Cuts`
    Thumbnails take up less space than a normal size photo.
    Mostly I click on a thumb nail and just get a Black screen and no photo, then have to go back to NEW POSTS and start again . No idea what is the cause.
    Cheers
    Brian.
    Last edited by Captain Kong; 21st May 2017 at 07:34 PM.

  12. Thanks John F Collier thanked for this post
  13. #30
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    isle of wight
    Posts
    4,363
    Thanks (Given)
    1473
    Thanks (Received)
    3011
    Likes (Given)
    8046
    Likes (Received)
    12170

    Default Re: swimming with sharks pehaps

    i remember in the Pacific, lovely balmy weather, we used to hang a cluster light over the side to attract the flying fish, and in the morning picking them up and taking to the galley. Never ate one myself as i cannot stand fish in any form, kt

  14. Thanks cappy thanked for this post
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •