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by StewartM
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems
Replies: 30
Views: 4309

Re: Clydesite & Tugtalk Login problems

Me too.
by StewartM
Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Weather Links
Topic: Forecasts / live radar
Replies: 7
Views: 4899

Re: Forecasts / live radar

http://earth.nullschool.net/

Shows a nice animation of the winds. Zoom into the area of the world you are interested in.

I also like and use

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/greenock_mrcc
by StewartM
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shetland ferry Thora in Holy Loch
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Shetland ferry Thora in Holy Loch

I've read elsewhere that she's been sold to the Professional Diving Academy of Sandbank.
by StewartM
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: LOCH SEAFORTH
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: LOCH SEAFORTH

duncanwilson wrote: Does she have a bow visor or clam shell doors?
Clam Shell.
by StewartM
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd – in Liquidation
Replies: 15
Views: 5064

Re: Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd – in Liquidation

Only thing I have heard is that they are allegedly a new player in the fish farming and processing game.
by StewartM
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: VARAGEN
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: VARAGEN

1989ish, layup at Grangemouth after the collapse of Orkney Ferries PLC.
by StewartM
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 6831

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Norry,

usually seems easiest to contact Bruce on Facebook, then he can privately e-mail or message you the details needed.
by StewartM
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 6831

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Was OK earlier Duncan, but agree it's not now.
by StewartM
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Clydesite in trouble again
Replies: 56
Views: 6831

Re: Clydesite in trouble again

Back now Angus, no explanation, a couple of us did post on his FB Page.
by StewartM
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Re: Season's Greetings

All the best to you too Henk.
by StewartM
Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inbound: Granuaile
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: Inbound: Granuaile

Probably nothing sinsiter in her prescence, Trinity House, Commisioners of Nothern Lights and Commisioners of Irish Lights do share ships from time to time, one reason why Granuaile, Galatea and Pharos are almost identical.
by StewartM
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Coastal Isle damage
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Re: Coastal Isle damage

Thanks Peter.
by StewartM
Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Coastal Isle damage
Replies: 15
Views: 5207

Re: Coastal Isle damage

Does this mean she is going to be broken up in Dublin or is the damage not as bad as originally indicated ?
by StewartM
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Stena Caledonia
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Stena Caledonia

Hope you still enjoyed your sails Andrew.
by StewartM
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Scandanavian Streaker
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Scandanavian Streaker

Thank you for your "goodwill" You had no need to post what you did. Your reasoning behind it mystifies me. Your are the one that is out of order in the previous posting and in my opinion your latest posting to me. TE OK guys, now the steam has been let off, I will apologise to anyone I have offende...
by StewartM
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Scandanavian Streaker
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Scandanavian Streaker

TE, I've done as you asked as a goodwill gesture.



Moderator's comment

TE's response which quoted this message, also deleted! And message edited
by StewartM
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Scandanavian Streaker
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Scandanavian Streaker

** Deleted as per request **
by StewartM
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Scandanavian Streaker
Replies: 28
Views: 1910

Re: Scandanavian Streaker

Well said Patrick, sometimes there are other reasons for not replying, like the subject matter being too close to home.
by StewartM
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Three Stranraer Princesses
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Three Stranraer Princesses

Three great ships which served their route very well indeed.

Didn't realise Antrim was ever in James Watt dock.
by StewartM
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Pole Star of 1961
Replies: 7
Views: 935

Re: Pole Star of 1961

Comment was made on Yahoo Scotships that Amazing Grace, Ex Pharos 1955 went to the breakers in December 2010 after a period of layup after her owners went bankrupt.
by StewartM
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heb Princess
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Heb Princess

I note that she is still at GOT and doesn't seem to have moved, indicating that something must indeed be wrong.

As I said above, I didn't think it was too good an idea doing trials so close to first trip.
by StewartM
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heb Princess
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Heb Princess

Gav, she only came out of JWD yesterday morning for the first time. Leaving it rather close as the first trip embarked passengers, I mean guests, last night, with Departure from GOT today. She seemed OK when out and about, so not sure why tugs were used at that time. I can understand them using tugs...
by StewartM
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Pride Of York
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Pride Of York

Looking good in the pictures Kevin. Rumour mill said she was in dire need of re-painting and general sprucing-up.
by StewartM
Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Glasgow model railway exhibition
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Glasgow model railway exhibition

Yes Patrick I intend being there.
by StewartM
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: DUBLIN SEAWAYS
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: DUBLIN SEAWAYS

Temporarily going onto the Rosyth - Zeebrugge run.
by StewartM
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Ferry Tales.
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Ferry Tales.

Agree David good program, hopefully later on they will show some Clyde footage from MV Jupiter as the Ferry Tales Team were on her filming about 9 months ago.
by StewartM
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Michael Drewery photos
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Michael Drewery photos

Sad news Patrick, but nice to know that his collection will be appreciated by others.
by StewartM
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: Clyde Marine's CRUISER
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Clyde Marine's CRUISER

Paul, she was 'Poole Scene' when purchased, that wasn't her original name, she was bought from the owners of Ali Cat, though there is a wee bit more to it than that as the current company is an amalgamation of two. I think she came from the one which was bought over. She was built in 1974. Hopefully...
by StewartM
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: HAPPY NEWYEAR!
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone, All The Best for 2011.
by StewartM
Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 32
Views: 1773

Re: Christmas Greetings

A Very Merry Christmas everyone.
by StewartM
Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Coastguard Modernisation Proposals
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Coastguard Modernisation Proposals

Signed it this morning Kenny.
by StewartM
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Hebridean Princess
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Hebridean Princess

Not black Paul, but very dark blue. The lighter blue wasn't a success and didn't suit her.
by StewartM
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Hebridean Princess
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Hebridean Princess

Jim,

they are showing in the 2011 Brochure, but a very different layout.
by StewartM
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Hebridean Princess
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Hebridean Princess

Apart from anything else, her passenger, I mean Guest, accommodation on the lower deck is being completely redone, a very different layout. I suspect this will be coming from SOLAS 2010 regs. I was under the impression that passenger accommodation under the waterline was outlawed on new builds quite...
by StewartM
Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lamont's old drydock - now filled in
Replies: 19
Views: 4039

Re: Lamont's old drydock - now filled in

Sitka is the only name I am aware of for her.
by StewartM
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Hrossey
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Hrossey

Excellent photo Davie, looks like there were no enthusiasts on board, I can't see anyone on any of the outside decks. :) :lol:
by StewartM
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY TODAY
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Re: WAVERLEY TODAY

Hello youngac's dad, next time I see you I might call you Bertha. :lol: :)

I thought most Glaswegian Wummin were called Big Bertha. :lol:
by StewartM
Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Au Revoir 'Jimmy Tickets'
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Au Revoir 'Jimmy Tickets'

Excellent report and great send off to Jim. Sadly, work commitments prevented me being on-board at the weekend.
by StewartM
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY TODAY
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

Re: WAVERLEY TODAY

Hello and welcome youngac, you know who I am on SoC. :)

S.
by StewartM
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS Daring hit by Svitzer Sussex
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: HMS Daring hit by Svitzer Sussex

Dougster wrote:I still think I'd get my boat checked for structural integrity if a 380 tonne tug bounced off the side! :lol:
Yes, it's amazing how far the shock from a seemingly small bump can travel and what it can do.
by StewartM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Have Calmac more vessel problems
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Have Calmac more vessel problems

Ian, there are times when for operational reasons she will use the new berth.

The Masters felt that in certain wind conditions they did not like coming into it stern first, so when using the new one she berths bow first. A bit complicated with changes, but that's how they want to do it.
by StewartM
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydebuilt Museum at Braehead to Close
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Clydebuilt Museum at Braehead to Close

That is very sad news Stuart as it is a great wee museum. :cry:
by StewartM
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: New Shetland tugs delayed
Replies: 10
Views: 1747

Re: New Shetland tugs delayed

A bit like Tystie and Dunter then.
by StewartM
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: DIVIS II- last of a line
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: DIVIS II- last of a line

According to shipspotting.com they both have the same IMO # - 7720843, so yes, same ship.
by StewartM
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tradeston Crane
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Tradeston Crane

Thanks Barry, now I see your photos I realise it was these I was thinking of. :)
by StewartM
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tradeston Crane
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Tradeston Crane

Angus, are you referring to Neptune's Lady ?

If so, I am pretty sure she is still at Rothesay Dock. I saw a photo recently, not sure if here or Clydesite. Needless to say I can't find it now.
by StewartM
Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Jimmy Reid and Clydebuilt
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Jimmy Reid and Clydebuilt

Indeed , he did do a similar job.
by StewartM
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Jimmy Reid and Clydebuilt
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Jimmy Reid and Clydebuilt

Spot on with the Govan comments Barry.
by StewartM
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Jimmy Reid and Clydebuilt
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Jimmy Reid and Clydebuilt

Just a tad ironic that a man who fought so hard to save Clyde shipbuilding should make his final journey from Rothesay in a Polish built ferry.

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