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Forum: My first voyage - Meine erste Reise 26-01-14, 08:18 PM
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Posted By keithelcomb
I can shed some light on the Farringay - the...

I can shed some light on the Farringay - the "Black Pig" - the owner skipper, Capt Griffiths was paranoid about rust. He decided that black bitumastic was the answer. Quite good except in the heat...
Forum: Coasters F 26-01-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By keithelcomb
I can shed some light on the Farringay - the...

I can shed some light on the Farringay - the "Black Pig" - the owner skipper, Capt Griffiths was paranoid about rust. He decided that black bitumastic was the answer. Quite good except in the heat...
Forum: Coasters P 26-01-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By keithelcomb
I was Master of the Peroto in 1976, caught in the...

I was Master of the Peroto in 1976, caught in the North Sea in the worst weather on the east coast for 100 years. We both survived, but it was a close thing. Silky smooth Deutz engine.
Forum: Coasters N 26-01-14, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By keithelcomb
Wonderful to see this photo of my old ship SIM...

Wonderful to see this photo of my old ship SIM VENTURE. I was owner/master in 1974. Powered by a 25 ton Brons engine giving 500hp at 200 rpm, the funnel could be detached, masts lowered and would go...
Forum: Coasters R 26-01-14, 07:59 PM
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Posted By keithelcomb
Interesting for me to see this photo of the old...

Interesting for me to see this photo of the old china clay coaster Vauban. I was Master in 1975 and we had some great runs from Cornwall to the Continent. Very rugged and reliable Lister Blackstone...
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