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#1 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:14 AM

Yesterday, It was snowing like a bastard, with 65 knots of wind. Today, it's 70 degrees, and the wind is down to 35 knots.  

 

Yesterday, we had a reefer shit the bed, it was so fecking windy and cold, I had to have the Captain change course just to put up the scaffolding so the reefer engineer could fix it.  

 

This box was out at the very end of the row, in a stow position we call the wing.  Any other box, I can build a short scaffold up from the hatch cover in about 10 minutes.  A wing box, I have to build a free hanging scaffold down from the box above.

 

It was so windy, my men couldn't hold the ladder for me to climb up and rig the swing arms into the corner castings of the box.   

 

What should have been a 1 hour job start to finish, turned into four, because of the fecking wind.


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#2 D Fender

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:17 AM

I'm on a boat!


The wind here is pretty ridiculous too. Gusts around 50 or so. Enough to shake the house. I haven't had to put up any scaffolding, though.
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#3 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:39 AM

It's funny.  When I'm on a ship, 50 mph winds are routine.  At home, my wife has to remind me that 50 mph winds means our shit might get fecked up. I always call bullshit, and walk out in the yard.  Then I see that we have a 90 foot Fir Tree waiting to murder us in our sleep. 

 

I just get hammered and fall asleep on the sofa in the family room at the other end of the house. 

 

Problem solved, problem staying solved.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:39 AM

The solution is in the solvent.
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#5 MyNameIsLuka

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:44 AM

The wind here is pretty ridiculous too. Gusts around 50 or so. Enough to shake the house. I haven't had to put up any scaffolding, though.

If you have to put some up, just turn the house sideways to keep yourself out of the wind.

Edited by MyNameIsLuka, 14 April 2018 - 02:44 AM.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:49 AM

Somewhere in Alabama....
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:12 AM

Fecking wind
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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:08 AM

Fecking wind


This.
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#9 ChefLamont

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 06:14 AM

I love ocean as much as most people, but I find it funny that people have a romanticized fondness with the sea when all it wants to do is kill you and break or corrode everything on your boat.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:35 PM

I love ocean as much as most people, but I find it funny that people have a romanticized fondness with the sea when all it wants to do is kill you and break or corrode everything on your boat.

 

Not to mention the things in the ocean that want to eat you.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:02 PM

"A refrigerated container or reefer is an intermodal container (shipping container) used in intermodal freight transport that is refrigerated for the transportation of temperature sensitive cargo."  I always thought it was something else.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:02 PM

I find the open ocean a terrifying thing.
I would not have been one of those continental pioneers.
I'm a land creature.
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#13 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

And just like that, the worm has turned.  Tokyo Bay is closed to all ship  traffic. We had a scheduled pilot time of 0630. As of right now ( 1240 on Sunday) all pilot times have been cancelled due to 60 knot winds. 


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:55 PM

And just like that, the worm has turned.  Tokyo Bay is closed to all ship  traffic. We had a scheduled pilot time of 0630. As of right now ( 1240 on Sunday) all pilot times have been cancelled due to 60 knot winds.


Yep....fecking wind
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#15 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:12 AM

We just finished up.  It's Monday, just after midnight here, and we are leaving at 1800.  Only 48 hours behind schedule.  The Pacific Ocean fecks everything up.  We have about 18 more hours of slack in the schedule. After that, there is no way we make it back to San Pedro on time.  This class of container ship is the fastest ever built, but we don't have a hyper drive.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:00 AM

No way it can make the kessel run in 12 parsecs obviously.

Hope the voyage sees better circumstances rammi
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#17 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:59 AM

Monday evening, 7pm here in Japan. We were supposed to leave an hour ago, but we are now delayed by cargo until 0500 tomorrow morning.  


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:37 AM

We just finished up.  It's Monday, just after midnight here, and we are leaving at 1800.  Only 48 hours behind schedule.  The Pacific Ocean fecks everything up.  We have about 18 more hours of slack in the schedule. After that, there is no way we make it back to San Pedro on time.  This class of container ship is the fastest ever built, but we don't have a hyper drive.

 

Paint flames on the side. They make it go faster.


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#19 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:08 AM

And our pilot time for Pusan just got pushed back 12 hours, to noon on Thursday. I don’t really care that much, because the ship is reflagging foreign, and I have to ride it to the end. It’s just I’m a punctual bastard, and I hate lateness of any type.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:23 AM

Paint flames on the side. They make it go faster.

 

NOS, it needs NOS.

And a big wing on the back. Throw in some ground effect LEDs and it will be about perfect.


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