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WOULD YOU FIT THESE NAUTICAL QUALIFICATIONS........? by Roy  Massicks
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A complete departure from my usual Red Bubble postings.

While serving on the Auckland Pilot vessels as skipper I used to fill in the spare time on the twelve hour shifts by drawing cartoons of topical subjects in the Harbour Board and Pilot Service. They were usually placed on the notice board in the Pilot boats chartroom – some were appreciated by the Pilots, many were not !

This drawing was inspired by an advertisement in the New Zealand Herald newspaper asking for suitably qualified people to apply for the four available positions as Harbour Pilots. All the various terms used are nautical.

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auckland pilots, advertisement, new zealand herald, cartoons, drawings

Comments

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 2 years ago

    The man has talents one can only dream about! Great work mate – well thought out and very well drawn. I often wondered what the skippers used to do once their boat got out to sea – now I know! Thanks for that info!
    Cheers
    Pater

  • Cheers Peter and thank you. I turned down a chance to go to art school in favour of sea school. I don’t think I would have looked too good with a handbag…..lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 2 years ago

    Haha that’s great Roy! Where’s the poop deck? ;)

  • Great comment John – Ah, the poop deck? He’s standing on it……lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago
    Lol Not me, great drawing xx
  • You are right Lynn – you look too dainty to fit these qualifications ! Thank you for the kind comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    What a wonderful drawing dear Roy,I like what John said.lol x

  • Catherine, thank you so very much for your kind comments. As I said to John, he’s standing on the poop deck OR as it would be in USA, on the fantail OR the British Merchant Navy, down the blunt end….lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Wow you are a man of many talents Roy… this is fantastic…

  • Thank you kindly Andrea – I have had some fun over the years drawing cartoons, the grandchildren enjoy them especially.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Yo ho ho… & as your Complete Departure (would be a great name for a boat, eh??) sails slowly into the west (or east or north or south), I applaud your versatility. I assume you yourself are blessed with all these qualifications, & are the better for them. Great stuff, Roy.

  • Thank you so much Sheila – I have all the qualififcations but my ’ middle ground ’ extends a bit further…..lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for the favourite Sheila – much appreciated.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Nataliia-Ku
    Nataliia-Kuover 2 years ago

    fantastic!

  • Thank you so much Natalie – appreciate your interest.

    – Roy Massicks

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    Haha, nothing dainty about me lol

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Lol – love it!

  • Thank you very much – I did have some fun over the years drawing topical subjects !

    – Roy Massicks

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