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by mcmahos
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: QE2 50th Anniversary Conference - Clydebank
Replies: 0
Views: 259

QE2 50th Anniversary Conference - Clydebank

The QE2 Story’s Event Group is organising a fabulous conference at Clydebank Town Hall for you to celebrate 50 years since QE2’s launch at John Brown’s Shipyard, Clydebank. Friday, 22nd September 2017 is to be an important date for QE2 Story members, maritime enthusiasts and members of the public wh...
by mcmahos
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Theme update problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Theme update problems

Hopefully all fixed. Let me know if you discover any glitches.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Planned server outage
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Planned server outage

Hi Henk Yes - unfortunately, any posts made between approx yesterday (Tuesday) lunchtime and this morning were lost. Essentially, the tech support guys had transferred the original site files onto the new, bigger server yesterday, but I wasn't able to test/verify the new site until late last night, ...
by mcmahos
Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Planned server outage
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Planned server outage

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by mcmahos
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Moving threads into folders
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Moving threads into folders

Hi David Any new folders need to be created by myself. Let me know what it should be called and where it would be best located. As for moving individual posts into it, I'm not sure that you will be able to do that - I think it may only be someone with admin rights can that do that. Easiest way might...
by mcmahos
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Planned server outage
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Planned server outage

There be another bit of downtime today as part of the server upgrade, whilst files are transferred to the new server. I'll try and get the work scheduled overnight, but there is a chance that some posts may not appear, or be lost depending on the timing of it all. I don't wasn't to put the forum int...
by mcmahos
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Planned server outage
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Planned server outage

All seems to have gone well. Essentially I was upgrading the capacity of the server to a bigger disk as the old one was starting to creak at the seams and also needed some backend software updated.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Private Message Outbox - Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: Private Message Outbox - Help

I believe this a quirk in the system - in that the message has actually sent, but doesn't move until the recipient has actually seen it.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV LYSBLINK SEAWAYS, AT GREENOCK.
Replies: 25
Views: 5508

Re: MV LYSBLINK SEAWAYS, AT GREENOCK.

Wondered what the status of her was - haven't seen or heard anything about it for a while. Thanks for posting.
by mcmahos
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: unable to log off from my mobile
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: unable to log off from my mobile

Sorry for the delay in replying - just seen your question. On my iphone, I've got a little square with three horizontal white lines which appears over the header image. Tapping it gives you a dropdown with the admin options that appear in the blue squares shown top right. Logout is one of those opti...
by mcmahos
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Planned server outage
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Planned server outage

Hi there There will hopefully be a short, but planned, outage of around 15-30 minutes at 0100 on Wed 30th November 2016 to allow for a server upgrade to take place. I'm not expecting any issues with this, but it's in the hands of the tech support guys. All my sites will be affected. If there are any...
by mcmahos
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Tidy Up
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Tidy Up

Hi all Sorry for the lack of postings from me over the past while - simply too busy on other activities at present. But I am keeping an eye on things in the background etc., and authenticating new users. However, I'm aiming to do some tidying up of the forum soon, and pruning out 'members' who have ...
by mcmahos
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 40
Views: 14318

Re: Club Syllabuses

Hi Paul

Thanks for those (and via email) - all have been added to the CM calendar of events. Just needing the CRSC syllabus if anyone's got one?

Stuart
by mcmahos
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Golden Shanghai,
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Re: Golden Shanghai,

Having been laid up in Irvine Bay since 3rd March 2016 awaiting orders, the Golden Shanghai left on 14th April 2016 showing a destination of Porta da Madeira.
by mcmahos
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SCF Baikal
Replies: 0
Views: 422

SCF Baikal

Tanker SCF Baikal inbound for Finnart a few weeks ago, with Horse Island in the foreground.
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by mcmahos
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lingeborg
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Lingeborg

Hi there

Not been taking many shipping photos recently. Here's one of the Lingeborg heading upriver a few weeks ago.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock Cruise Ships 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Greenock Cruise Ships 2016

Hi there

Clydeport have published the list of expected Cruise Ship calls at Greenock this year. You can view the updated list here: http://clydemaritime.co.uk/greenock2016

Stuart
by mcmahos
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4138

Re: Site Upgrade

Sorry to disappoint you, David, but what you are seeing is pretty much how it should be. The current trend is for many websites to be quite large and blocky, with a lot of vertical scrolling required. The advert banners in the sidebar do take up a reasonable amount of space, but even without them, t...
by mcmahos
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4138

Re: Site Upgrade

Hi Paul

"Your Posts" appears under your profile square (bottom left of the four small squares top right)

Stuart
by mcmahos
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Calmac changeover at Ardrossan today
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Calmac changeover at Ardrossan today

Hebrides took over from the Caley Isles this morning, to allow the latter away for her annual overhaul in Leith. Here's a shot from the bedroom window of the two vessels passing each other this morning.

Stuart
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by mcmahos
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4138

Re: Site Upgrade

Tapatalk plugin has been re-enabled - forgot about it!
by mcmahos
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4138

Re: Site Upgrade

Just had a check in the extensions database and a "Thanks / Like" button hasn't been ported over yet to the new version, so will have to wait a wee while and see if one appears. Sorry.
by mcmahos
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: test image upload
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: test image upload

Another test - images up to 3mb now accepted
by mcmahos
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: test image upload
Replies: 2
Views: 693

test image upload

Test image upload - images need to be under 400k
by mcmahos
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Site Upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 4138

Site Upgrade

As hinted at in an earlier message, the software that this forum runs on needs to be upgraded to the latest version in order to remain secure. The downside is that it's been a while since it was upgraded, so it's a pretty major update and many of the old plugins and themes are incompatible with the ...
by mcmahos
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to everyone. I haven't been posting on the forum for quite a while, nor have I been out and about getting shipping photos, but I'm always keeping an eye on things and approving new members etc. A wee heads up though, that sometime soon ( I keep putting ...
by mcmahos
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 40
Views: 14318

Re: Club Syllabuses

Thanks for those Paul. I'll add them to calendar.
by mcmahos
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANGUS.
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: ANGUS.

Having a wee 8yr old cask strength Caol Ila for Angus tonight. And listening to this:

by mcmahos
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANGUS.
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: ANGUS.

Alasdair - I was looking out for you, but (obviously) didn't see you which is a pity. It was a wee while before I got out the church and said hello to the family. Likewise, I didn't go the hotel afterwards as I had to get home to do some 'proper' work. I had a quick chat with Paul Hunter and Allan M...
by mcmahos
Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANGUS.
Replies: 15
Views: 3211

Re: ANGUS.

Hi Brian. Sorry to have missed you - the service was very nice and a fitting tribute to a well-loved gentleman. Got to admit that I'm still feeling somewhat emotional this afternoon.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Sad sad news.
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: Sad sad news.

Very sad to hear that news. Thanks for letting us know, Ronnie. A great man, and a privilege to have known him, both as a friend and as one of the founders of ClydeMaritime.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Unknown clipper
Replies: 0
Views: 844

Unknown clipper

Hi there

Have received an email from a Gordon Shank ( gdshank at comcast.net ) asking if anyone can recognise the attached sailing ship, and if so, provide any info on it. No other info other than a caption saying Captain David Shanks.

Thanks

Stuart
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by mcmahos
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Storm Brewing
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Storm Brewing

Hi there

Friday fun - The Aastun is obviously expecting the wind to pick up on it's journey this morning :)
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Stuart
by mcmahos
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Britannia at Greenock
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Re: Britannia at Greenock

And a few of my shots from today
by mcmahos
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Govan Graving Docks
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Govan Graving Docks

Hi there I've received the following email which may be of interest to some: I am contacting you to introduce The Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative. We are a new non-profit organisation set primarily to work towards securing the future of the derelict Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow as a maritime h...
by mcmahos
Tue May 05, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Mineral boats, Ayr Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Re: Mineral boats, Ayr Bay

Not a great shot - only had my phone with me yesterday up the Carrick Hills.
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by mcmahos
Mon May 04, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Mineral boats, Ayr Bay
Replies: 11
Views: 4151

Mineral boats, Ayr Bay

Hi there Ayr Bay got busier this afternoon with a third 'Mineral' boat from the Bocimar-owned fleet anchoring in the Bay. The Mineral Ningbo and Mineral Hope have been there since the end of March, and were joined by the Mineral Faith this afternoon. Presumably all on layup awaiting orders? Hopefull...
by mcmahos
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Afon Menai, Ardrossan
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Afon Menai, Ardrossan

Hi there A few shots, taken on the phone camera, of Holyhead Towing's Afon Menai in Ardrossan on Sat 7th March, following her trip to Inchgreen towing the Lysblink Seaway which ran aground at Kilchoan. Big and powerful looking ship. Nice wooden deck. Also a shot of what's left of the yacht that ran ...
by mcmahos
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships - Greenock 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Cruise Ships - Greenock 2015

Clydeport have now published the expected list of Cruise Ships calling at Greenock in 2015. I've updated the CM page accordingly. http://www.clydemaritime.co.uk/greenock2015 If anyone knows of other calls around the Clyde (eg Ayr / Brodick / Rothesay) then please let me know and I'll add them in. St...
by mcmahos
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Crew List, Maud S, 1966
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: Crew List, Maud S, 1966

Thanks for that, David. I'll feed that back etc.
by mcmahos
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ITASCA, X SMIT THAMES, AT GREENOCK.
Replies: 11
Views: 2755

Re: ITASCA, X SMIT THAMES, AT GREENOCK.

My couple of shots of her in JWD a few months ago:
by mcmahos
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Crew List, Maud S, 1966
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Crew List, Maud S, 1966

Hi there I've had an email request with the following question: "Do you know whether Customs records are available showing the crew list of the 34ft cutter 'Maud S', skipper Henry M.Bonner, arrived Tighnabruaich from Cape Cod, 6th July, 1966? I have tried all other sources I can think of without suc...
by mcmahos
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV HEBRIDES, AT ARDROSSAN HARBOUR TODAY.
Replies: 6
Views: 1678

Re: MV HEBRIDES, AT ARDROSSAN HARBOUR TODAY.

Weather permitting! Not looking too hopeful for next weekend at the moment.
by mcmahos
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: M.V. HERON (family Ardeidae)
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: M.V. HERON (family Ardeidae)

and better lookin' than those black cormorants . . .
by mcmahos
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thanks to everyone for all your continued support on ClydeMaritime. Hope it's a good year ahead.

Stuart
by mcmahos
Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 30-11-2014 : Due Troon in next hour : M.V. RED PRINCESS
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: 30-11-2014 : Due Troon in next hour : M.V. RED PRINC

Angus

Might be worth keeping an eye on this thread on the ShipAIS forum - where one of the crew, Ray Bloomfield, adds some posts. http://forum.shipais.co.uk/index.php?/t ... -the-trees

Stuart
by mcmahos
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 24-11-2014 : Leaves Troon after 4 months : L & M CONSTRUCTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: L & M Constructor leaves Troon after 4 months

Must be linked to work with the Interconnector cable / Convertor station that's getting built at Hunterston. The cable's coming ashore in Ardneil Bay.
by mcmahos
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAIG
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

Aye - only his antics with ladders, cars and anything else mechanical usually end up in a better state! :lol:
by mcmahos
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Shipping at Ayr and Troon
Topic: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAIG
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

You'll need to pop in and say hello to Paul Cavalli, of the "Life at the End of the Road" fame: http://lifeattheendoftheroad.wordpress.com/
by mcmahos
Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV ISLE OF ARRAN, RESTING AT TROON.
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: MV ISLE OF ARRAN, RESTING AT TROON.

Yep - Heb Isles away for annual overhaul (in Leith, I think). Berthing trials at Campbeltown by the Caledonian Isles didn't take place this week due to weather. Maybe sometime in the future.

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