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    ^ Good lord Cheery B and Babycham i didn't realise they still made those - a very aged Aunty of mine loved them

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    ^^ I think the wife likes Babycham.

    At 11.5% that Cherry Wine's not to be sniffed at. I think that could be headed up PJG's way, ease things along a bit.

    Moodeng can have the Matchmakers, maybe some chocolate would do the trick? Ease things along a bit for her also?

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    ^ Have you tried slipping a finger in there? Moodeng that is

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    ^ No, I think she would probably bite me.

    PJG, that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ No, I think she would probably bite me.

    PJG, that is!

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    ^ Noted, thanks PAG.

    This thread seems to be in danger of drifting off topic. I've been thinking this was Anna's thread, I don't know what's happened.

    Anyway, in between monitoring replies on TD I've was trying to do a bit of work when I caught sight of something out of my office porthole. That's the nice thing about working on a boat... a different view every day!



    I popped outside... the weather's coming up with 9 metre significant waves forecast later, 15 metre maximum waves. I hope they think about heading in soon.


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    That's interesting. Who gets the call when to head in ? Obviously it's the skipper but at what point? Are there procedures? Policies that dictate when Sven the swine ( otherwise known as the captain ). Will make the call. Obviously if the seas are getting a bit rough then all on board would prefer Sven head for calmer Waters. I can't even imagine what it's like being randy the Filipino cook trying to do his thing while the damn boats bobbing around like a cork. I can't imagine anyone else on the boat functionly normally either in there tasks..

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    Sven's son is serving banana splits in Siamese I scream parlours.

    As sub 30 degree "winter" approches LOS it'll be Bananas in Pyjamas

    I won't post mine so as to not overstimulate

    Instead Joe 69s theme tune

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    comes across as an angry Frank Spencer.
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    @mendip - dogs (example Moodeng) shouldn't eat chocolate. It has theobromine (the bitter compound in cocoa) and dogs don't have the enzymes to digest it. Same with onion & garlic - not good for dogs.

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    ^ I doubt there's enough theobromine in a few smearings of a melted Reeces for an overdose

    Chocolate, well Cadburys at least is made up of 50 per cent sugar.

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    It looks like I'll be getting the Matchmakers then!

    I don't want to encourage the womenfolk to start taking on extra calories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    Chocolate, well Cadburys at least is made up of 50 per cent sugar.
    gone down the shitter since the yanks took it over.

    In other news Mendip is getting an NI cut, expect a tropical deluge once he's danced around the gym later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    It looks like I'll be getting the Matchmakers then!
    You should snap up the Cherry B as well. Those down Bristol's WI would swear by it mixed with Cider

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    That's interesting. Who gets the call when to head in ? Obviously it's the skipper but at what point? Are there procedures?
    Does the skipper or a crewman hold a lottery to guess the nearest time of running for shelter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    gone down the shitter since the yanks took it over.
    Mars have just bought these as well. Get in quick

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B098V1SW...tag=2608622824

    No fear of feeding those to the dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I don't want to encourage the womenfolk to start taking on extra calories
    I find it reduces their ability to run orf

    Get some limited supply of good Belgian or Swiss stuff

    PS neverna insert a frozen toblerone until the exterior "tips" have thawed a bit to ensure dual summit or with Yogi and Anna viewing "Twin Peaks"

    I lost my seamans licence as I couldn't face a cabin boy and was caught "abusing" the Boatswain's call.

    Luckily one of the few places employing public rimming, Soi dogging, biddyfiddler, illiterate , drug and drink sozzled shirtlifting was Thai visa moderators job, Once I promised I had no dead gf under the villa it was all sail plaining until last wek end, how keen was my dally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    the weather's coming up with 9 metre significant waves forecast later, 15 metre maximum waves.
    15 meter waves sound a bit uppy-downy.




    How tall is the ship from it's normal waterline to the top of the ....umm, top?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    ...umm, top?
    mast, I thought you were the expert of mast debates

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    That's interesting. Who gets the call when to head in ? Obviously it's the skipper but at what point? Are there procedures? Policies that dictate when Sven the swine ( otherwise known as the captain ). Will make the call. Obviously if the seas are getting a bit rough then all on board would prefer Sven head for calmer Waters. I can't even imagine what it's like being randy the Filipino cook trying to do his thing while the damn boats bobbing around like a cork. I can't imagine anyone else on the boat functionly normally either in there tasks..
    The skipper has ultimate authority. Our working limit is around 4m seas, mainly for launching and recovering the ROV. If we're working and the weather comes up and the forecast indicates it'll only be up for a short while then we may work through it. You can get caught out though with bad forecasts.

    The ROV Supervisor has authority over whether he will launch or not. Usually we would wait it out at the work location but with 9m seas forecast we ran for cover since it would have been so uncomfortable and no chance of work for a few days. Sadly the client had saved a nearshore project for just this occasion so we are surveying close to land, up a fjord and in sheltered waters. This is pretty shite... years ago we would have gone to the nearest port and got rat-arsed. It's all got too efficient these days.

    The cooks have the worst job I reckon... they have to provide food whatever the weather. It can get dangerous in the galley in rough seas as well.

    Anyway, yesterday we ran for cover before the weather came right up and it was a comfortable 14 hour transit to our next work location.



    We started a route survey around breakfast time and after a while I noticed from my monitor that the ROV was back on deck. I went to investigate as this is most unusual for this vehicle.



    No-one around... the mystery deepened. I took a look out on the back deck...

    The small crane had hold of a load of fishing gear, rope and lobster pots. They had been poorly marked by buoys on the surface and the ROV had become snagged, so had to be recovered.



    The guys were untangling things.



    It wasn't all bad news though... at least not for the humans. Foot for scale.



    I went back to work but one of my fellow geos couldn't help but taint me. She knows that I felt sorry for they guys.



    Poor thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    with 9m seas forecast we ran for cover since it would have been so uncomfortable and no chance of work for a few days. Sadly the client had saved a nearshore project for just this occasion so we are surveying close to land, up a fjord and in sheltered waters. This is pretty shite... years ago we would have gone to the nearest port and got rat-arsed.
    Bugger. Although at over 20 quid a pint over there, I guess you can now be shellfish and aFjord another night in Bangkok.
    Guffaw

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    OP: many thx for the enjoyable post and photos..

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    Langoustines are quite expensive.

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    Troll on Mendyboy

    Nothing like Loch in eh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    we are surveying close to land, up a fjord and in sheltered waters. This is pretty shite..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg Dingle View Post
    Bugger. Although at over 20 quid a pint over there, I guess you can now be shellfish and aFjord another night in Bangkok.
    Guffaw

    Or treat himself to some new footware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Or treat himself to some new footware
    O slo one a Bergen pack and then Totally tropical footwear

    Same shit, different ship-download-jpg
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