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See THIS Reuter's report on shipping rates to the US. I'll bet the seamen's wages don't go up!
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Stanley,
Whenever there is a world disaster, there is always an opportunity to gouge out something from it.
The song "Blame it on the Kellys" springs to mind.
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I once saw a compound engine in a field at a sawmill north of Prestwick and when I enquired it was the engine from Vital Spark, the man had bought it when she was converted to diesel.
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Stanley.
What, was it a small triple expansion engine. I know they didn't have condensers, and they exhausted directly up the funnel, which made a puffing sound. Hence puffers.
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If I remember rightly Robert it was a simple compound, a triple would have been too complicated.
The same man made pallets at his sawmill and his air compressor for running all the pneumatic equipment was an engine off a Sentinel steam wagon driven by an electric motor.
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Stanley,
Needs must when the Devil drives. Necessity is the mother of invention.
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Whatever next?...
`Can onboard rollercoasters save the cruise industry?' BBC
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I saw that today.
I don't think anything they come up with would entice me. A nice relaxing cruise with no worries, that's me.
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Perhaps instead of scrapping the old cruise ships we should convert them into hospital ships - not just for the covid outbreak but to make up for the shortage of hospital space we already had.
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But remember that Covid on a cruise ship was almost like an incubation cell!
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Stanley,
I had exactly the same thought when I read the post.
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:good:
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