Kipling, I love a bit of kipling

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Pericles, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. charmc
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    Red white and green ... all normal when the tug is headed toward the observer.

    Geeeeeeezzzzzzz, the nits some of you guys want to pick!

    Give the man credit for a good job, creating a sea scene in a few well chosen words.

    Good work, Jeff.
     
  2. Frosty

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    Well er --we ahem-eeerr I did mention that it might not have been important but he didnt say anything.

    Nit picker I may be but Mr grumpy I am not.
     
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  4. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    OK Charlie, your right of course! we all presumed...... you should never presume!

    Mind you small tug, small tow with only one white light - could be anything powered really (is the tug a red herring or is it early evening with still a small bit of light? who knows? I ain't there so who cares, it won't endanger me!! Anyway have a good one!! And keep Frosty off those steps!!
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Bit quiet---------------isnt it-----------------

    SILENCE-----------






    Ive said it before that most people just use this forum to get over the boredom of work----------------










    Very quiet today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    towing lights

    never claimed to be an expert on the rules for lights on tugs and barges. Poetic license might be too strong an alibi, but the picture was what I wanted to paint, leaving it up to those far more knowledgeable than me to straighten out the nuances of what lights might or might not be visable. My apologies to all the "saltier than thou" types who may have been offended by my lack of thourough and complete knowledge of the subject.
     
  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Don't apologise Nord, Your poetic licence is perfect, its just some grumpy old ******** get bored. Even those who deny they are grumpy :D Your word picture brightened the days of more people than you can imagine, even vicariously.
     
  8. Frosty

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    Grumpy *******???? (raising head off pillow) Someone call me?
     
  9. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    So I see ahead of me a single white light! come on, oh you experts what is it?
     
  10. Bergalia
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    It's what they see in those movies when death is imminent.....:(

    Or - you might have taken the wrong turning when leaving the pub.....:D
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Please Sir, Please Sir, I know, I know!!!!

    1 . . It is from where the sun never shines?
    2 . . A small yacht at anchor
    3 . . A distant lighthouse (you will see the "flashing" if you stop blinking)
    4 . . Some idiot with a torch on his boat after discovering the batteries are flat & engine won't start
    5 . . A swimmer sitting in an inner tube with a head-band torch, reading a book & drifting in the ocean at night
    6 . . A bright star/planet low on the horizon & you are too pissed to tell otherwise

    Sex, oh, that reminds me of other things to do.. .. .. .. ..
     
  12. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Hint - your lying on your back..............................................and theres a strong smell of alcohol Happy and Prosperious New Year to you all







    and of pee
     
  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Death is the only occasion when one should lie on ones back. Avoids the mess associated with a vertical chunder & bar empty/banned from bar. No offence ment to the soldiers doing heroics beyond normal duty.

    Reminds me of a tug captain who was called Chuck Chunder around the pubs of Dampier, who parked his tug under a wharf at the bottom of the incoming tide whilst working for "Dougies Tuggies"
     
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    If you chunder whilst lying on your back Death is invariably the result!! But the good thing about death is the fact that it is not habit forming! Most of us only get one crack at it!!
     

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    holy crap ,,,Ive found the Englishmans drival thread,,,,,longliner
     
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