+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Goodbye Spica

  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,061
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Unhappy Goodbye Spica

    It lasted 60 odd years , 2 days cutting it up and a full on day burning it in 3 45 gallon drums ,

    Thought the end was apt like a sinking ship going down , it gradually sank into the burning barrel

    One bright side though , 1/2 ton led keel weigh in at £600 plus I removed all the brass bronze and copper fittings , port holes etc

    Goodbye Spica

    Fleet of 6 now down to 2 , 3 sold , 1 burnt .

    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  2. #2
    Join Date: Apr 2013

    Location: Barry, South Wales, UK

    Posts: 1,052
    I'm Rich.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    It lasted 60 odd years , 2 days cutting it up and a full on day burning it in 3 45 gallon drums ,

    Thought the end was apt like a sinking ship going down , it gradually sank into the burning barrel

    One bright side though , 1/2 ton led keel weigh in at £600 plus I removed all the brass bronze and copper fittings , port holes etc

    Goodbye Spica

    Fleet of 6 now down to 2 , 3 sold , 1 burnt .

    Is that a boat you have cut up and burned????

    Clearaudio Emotion with Clearaudio Performer cart
    Copland CDA 266
    Copland CSA 28
    Squeezebox Touch
    Impulse Lali
    Van Damme I/Cs and cables

  3. #3
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,061
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Default

    Yes A 60 year old wooden yacht , loots of rotten timeber beyong economocal repair
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  4. #4
    Join Date: Apr 2013

    Location: Barry, South Wales, UK

    Posts: 1,052
    I'm Rich.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Yes A 60 year old wooden yacht , loots of rotten timeber beyong economocal repair
    A sad day then.

    Is that the way it's usually done? I think I just assumed boats either went on forever or sank. I'm really quite agog at such a sending off.

    Clearaudio Emotion with Clearaudio Performer cart
    Copland CDA 266
    Copland CSA 28
    Squeezebox Touch
    Impulse Lali
    Van Damme I/Cs and cables

  5. #5
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Dagenham Essex

    Posts: 9,061
    I'm I'mteachingmarcotheartofpishanto.

    Default

    Yes with wooden boats thats how its done , If you know its rotten its very foolish to go to sea and sink putting life at risk
    Music , fills the gaps between silence !

    TAT Sale post Leader " Marcos Mentor "

    Also a pishanto specialist confirmed by Head Daftee

    Real name " Allen " or "Zoomer Nut”, “Numpty Napper”.

    ±± KEEP IT REEL

  6. #6
    Join Date: Apr 2013

    Location: Barry, South Wales, UK

    Posts: 1,052
    I'm Rich.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Yes with wooden boats thats how its done , If you know its rotten its very foolish to go to sea and sink putting life at risk
    Yes, I imagine positive responses to "hey, my rotten old boat looks like it's ready to go down, who's coming out with me?" Would be rare

    Clearaudio Emotion with Clearaudio Performer cart
    Copland CDA 266
    Copland CSA 28
    Squeezebox Touch
    Impulse Lali
    Van Damme I/Cs and cables

  7. #7
    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Notts

    Posts: 2,239
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    If you think that was a big job you need to visit the ship breaking yards in Chittagong in Bangladesh. These guys risk their lives breaking down and recycling every bit of huge ships. Nothing gets wasted. When I lived in Dhaka I would often go into the market where the recycled brass ship fittings would be sold. You could buy everything from sophisticated compasses to crude light fittings. It was fascinating to see the parts from all the naval shipyards in the world, including the brass nameplates and manufacturer marked pieces.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5waCscf2a00

  8. #8
    Join Date: Apr 2013

    Location: Barry, South Wales, UK

    Posts: 1,052
    I'm Rich.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    If you think that was a big job you need to visit the ship breaking yards in Chittagong in Bangladesh. These guys risk their lives breaking down and recycling every bit of huge ships. Nothing gets wasted. When I lived in Dhaka I would often go into the market where the recycled brass ship fittings would be sold. You could buy everything from sophisticated compasses to crude light fittings. It was fascinating to see the parts from all the naval shipyards in the world, including the brass nameplates and manufacturer marked pieces.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5waCscf2a00
    That's quite uncomfortable to watch from the comfort and safety of a sofa.

    Clearaudio Emotion with Clearaudio Performer cart
    Copland CDA 266
    Copland CSA 28
    Squeezebox Touch
    Impulse Lali
    Van Damme I/Cs and cables

  9. #9
    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: Notts

    Posts: 2,239
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stairpost View Post
    That's quite uncomfortable to watch from the comfort and safety of a sofa.
    It certainly is, but it does make you think about our disposable culture in the West. What shocked me most living in Dhaka was how my domestic refuse would be picked over just after I had put it out, to "reclaim" anything that might be reused or sold on.

  10. #10
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 2,319
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    Bit like the skips if you have ever had one
    1]bel canto pre 3 vbs /MSB s200 , /rotel cd/ bel canto fm1
    sonos, . tannoy eaton legacy 2]arcam a75 marantz sa8005 jolida modwright dac and RFC impulse ta`us , track audio stands

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •