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davidsg1a

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Dry Dock
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:37:12 pm »

Hello Folks, thought I would share with you some pictures I took in dry dock last week, its the ship I work on the Calmac ferry Lord of The Isles.
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 07:51:42 pm »

That looks like No. 7 Dock at Cammell Lairds  O0
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 07:58:28 pm »

That's correct bill. :-))
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 09:39:57 pm »

Can't believe you have admitted to working for mal-cac {-) {-)
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 09:21:35 am »

 
.... one day, all ships will be propelled like this!  %)

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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 09:26:22 am »

Calmac's always looking to future Martin. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 10:38:04 am »

 %) ......
1. it only has semi rotation Martin ....
2. but provides an immense torque moment in stabilisation.........
3. interestingly.......its opposite component does not necessarily have the opposite twist..... {-) .....Derek
 
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 12:39:20 pm »


.... one day, all ships will be propelled like this!  %)



They're for when it dives!
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 02:19:15 pm »

Nice Becker....
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 06:09:42 pm »


.... one day, all ships will be propelled like this!  %)




Yeah Martin! Can you imagine how many people are needed to use these oars....... {-)
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 06:34:40 pm »

I thought that ship was going eco-efficient by using oar power  !
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 08:53:25 am »

Can't believe you have admitted to working for mal-cac {-) {-)

what you mean Gingyer.....my daughter is seeking a sponsored cadet ship with Calmac, studying at Fleetwood nautical college...............we think they are wonderful.
and thanks for posting the pics david....
 
we tried getting into CL to take pictures but they flatly refused because of the MOD connections, leaving my daughter very sad and frustrated.........these pics have made up for that........she worships the ground ( or sea) that Calmac work on.
 
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 10:36:40 am »


what you mean Gingyer.....my daughter is seeking a sponsored cadet ship with Calmac, studying at Fleetwood nautical college...............we think they are wonderful.
and thanks for posting the pics david....
 
we tried getting into CL to take pictures but they flatly refused because of the MOD connections, leaving my daughter very sad and frustrated.........these pics have made up for that........she worships the ground ( or sea) that Calmac work on.
 
neil.

Ha ha. Back in the 90s before health & safty went big buisness, I once got into Cammell Laird for a 'photo session'. I just picked up the phone book and rang, I think the personel officer and the security guard on the gate were the only guys left. The yard was defunct of ship-building, they had the start of the ship-repairers in bits of it, and British Nuclear Fuels were in another part building a top-secret 'x' in another building (ask  me how I know this and that photographs of this 'x' were verboten?)

'blinking!' interesting afternoon. All the wooden forms & patterns used for the Type 2400 were left propped against a wall. Those for the diving-planes and bits of the stern were the noticable bits I could make out . It looked like they'd launched the last boat and took the tools and hardware and went, the wooden slipway was just left as-is full of gease.

And that big hall, where they let Branson pump his balloons up, huge!!!

Still, nothing as depressing as a deserted shipyard with the men sat at home.
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 11:37:55 am »


what you mean Gingyer.....my daughter is seeking a sponsored cadet ship with Calmac, studying at Fleetwood nautical college...............we think they are wonderful.
and thanks for posting the pics david....

Cal Mac ferries is known by a lot of people as Mal Cac for various reasons, its a constant joke between myself and Davy (we are actual friends...when his Mrs lets him  :-))  ). I  spent a lot of my youth on Millport and had to get there on the ferry. Cal Mac plays an important part of life for people but they are extremely expensive compared to other operators, I remember the early 90s if you worked out the cost per mile it was cheaper to go to New York on Concord than Millport on the ferry.
As for your Daughter good for her that she wants to do this, Davy will be able to give her pointers for anything Cal-Mac wise....... best places to hide, the quick way to paint the roof of the car deck.....in fact best not go there......BUT if she gets posted to the MV Isle of Arran then RUN.......I was on board for a crossing and hated it, Davy was on for a fortnight for a relief shift ask him how he felt  %) %)
 
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2013, 01:19:46 pm »

Ha.... Isle of Arran sails where nothing else does or can.....
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 12:01:49 pm »

the quick way to paint the" roof "of the car deck.....

Now there`s a very nautical term Gingyer me old son...hang your head in shame {-)
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 12:37:00 pm »

What do you expect he's ginger. :o
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 04:09:31 pm »

What do you expect he's ginger. :o
Oi!! That's racist I'm a dying species.......allegedly ;D ;D ;D

As for roof.......definition according to Colin's dictionary.....
The bit built to a structure above your napper which stops you getting Wet.........
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2013, 03:59:23 pm »

She looks pretty tiny docked alongside an RFA "Fort" boat!
You sailed with the RFA at one time, yes? Didn't I give you a set of stuff on Gold Rover a few years ago? If so, how are you getting along with it? BY.
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2013, 11:26:32 am »

She does look small along side the rosie, I was with the rfa a few years back, I was on the rosie didnt realise how big she was, yes brian got rover stuff off you a couple of years ago, I doing a renovation ona grey rover I was given, shes coming on well.
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2013, 03:59:51 pm »


Cal Mac ferries is known by a lot of people as Mal Cac for various reasons,

they can't be that bad Gingyer.

voted best ferry company four years running
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2013, 04:17:18 pm »

Who in Scotland reads the Guardian and Observer?
They don't run the Brooms or Door Willie  %%  %%

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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2013, 05:37:51 pm »

same people as wot read 'em doo yar, Ned, {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Dry Dock
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2014, 02:55:02 pm »

My uni group (ljmu mech-marine) managed to get a trip... Spent 2 hours waiting for a health and safety officer to walk us to the dry dock, but it was still an enjoyable trip. First time in a ships working areas, and I loved every second. I believe it was the isle of inishmore that we were on, and it was great to see all the work being done in such a small space of time. If anybody gets chance to visit a ship in dry dock I would thoroughly recommend going, it is fantastic !
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