The Blob and Global Warming

Watched 'The Blob' again this evening.

Steve McQueen as a young lad.

According to the end of the film, with global warming coming, we could all be in a whole loada trouble.... know what I mean.... ?
 

mikh

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Just think CD if you had'nt moved back onto dry land global warming would'nt be a problem for - now where can i get a barge????!!!!
 
Surely you'll need to get a bespoke air conditioned barge with solar panels and windmills. Install some hammock hooks and you could offer the drowning a mick for a million! :wink: :lol:
 
mikh said:
Just think CD if you had'nt moved back onto dry land global warming would'nt be a problem for - now where can i get a barge????!!!!

As a ex-boat dweller on a river rather than canal may I inform you that the problem is not the water level rising, as 98% of th residents of this forum know the boat will rise with it.

No the problem occurs when the water level falls leaving, if you do not give it 24 hour attention, stranded on/off the river bank, on jetty or piles etc. On my mooring we had a max of 14 boats but only 6 were residential but all had to be lookeded after as the floods receded.

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Nutty
 
Nutty said:
mikh said:
Just think CD if you had'nt moved back onto dry land global warming would'nt be a problem for - now where can i get a barge????!!!!

As a ex-boat dweller on a river rather than canal may I inform you that the problem is not the water level rising, as 98% of th residents of this forum know the boat will rise with it.

No the problem occurs when the water level falls leaving, if you do not give it 24 hour attention, stranded on/off the river bank, on jetty or piles etc. On my mooring we had a max of 14 boats but only 6 were residential but all had to be lookeded after as the floods receded.

Nutty


Which of course reiterates the importance of maintaining good basic seamanship skills and a round the clock watch.
 
Lamri said:
Nice phots there Nutty ;)
And as for you, AAC, i'm sure that your seamanship skills have never been questioned mate(ahem)! :)

As a Communicator my only seamanship experience was with the MVS and winter yachting! I was tasked once with checking and adjusting the springs on our vessel (TS Earl of Romney) moored off Margate one December night. But yes, that's my sole experience. :oops: :roll:
 
Lamri said:
Perhaps my spelling was wrong ;)

The point I was making, rather unsucessfully it now appears, was that Nutty's concerns about apparently declining Seamanship skills might be an issue... Regarding my own seamanship skills... well those leave MUCH to be desired... bends and hitches not being one of my strong points!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: (I can do granny knots though :lol: )
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
The point I was making, rather unsucessfully it now appears
But i'm a thick PO Stoker!!
Always_a_Civvy said:
Seamanship skills might be an issue...

I'm an ex Sea Cadet, as are quite a few matelots and although I joined the RN as a Marine Engineer I have a couple of Seamanlike qualifications (O levels in Navigation and Seamanship to be precise ;) ) and I can tell you that I am on one of the RN's biggest ships. We have THREE seamanship Specs onboard, one CPO and 2 killicks.

When I have to bring on shore cables, we use a whole-ship working party because of the height that the cables have to come, and NOT ONE so-called "dabber" has EVER been able to tie a bloody knot around the cable being brought on in the time that I have been onboard. I have to do it myself, or get one of the stokers that I have previously shown, to do it.

OM's (as they are) are not dabbers by any means. They are totally useless IMO. Even the Senior Rate OM's haven't a clue.
 

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