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by Wyatt
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Brian "Ace" Bailey
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Brian "Ace" Bailey

RIP Ace. You were one of my mentors.
by Wyatt
Fri May 27, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: UnmannedEnginerooms
Replies: 19
Views: 1333

Re: UnmannedEnginerooms

Vibration analysis?
by Wyatt
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Patrol Vessels
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: New Patrol Vessels

There are many more issues with these vessels which I am not at liberty to post on this open forum board. Suffice it to say things are not kosher with some of the touchy subjects being discovered on these piles of taxpayers money pits.
by Wyatt
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Patrol Vessels
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: New Patrol Vessels

There is more to it than simply growing pains I am afraid. The hull and superstructure consists of 3 different metal types, aluminum being one of them, all welded construction, the alum/steel using the explosive method. And guess what, there is no cathodic protection on board these vessels!!!! So gu...
by Wyatt
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Patrol Vessels
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: New Patrol Vessels

I give these piles of crap 5 years before they are mothballed. What a waste of taxpayers money!!!!
by Wyatt
Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Norman Fowlow, CCG Engineer, 1943 - 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Norman Fowlow, CCG Engineer, 1943 - 2015

FOWLOW, Norman George December 3, 1943 - June 9, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Norman Fowlow at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Victoria, BC on June 9, 2015. He was the loving husband of Aline Jobin-Fowlow. In addition, he leaves behind his brother, Ralph Farqu...
by Wyatt
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas

Yep, icy conditions happen not only in Arctic waters, DUH!!! http://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-n ... ard-boats/
by Wyatt
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas

Oh yes, the freezing pipe syndrome. Experienced it many many times too. We got stuck in Bathurst inlet one year and I cleaned out all the heat tape the one hardware store had in Cambridge bay, as well as pipe insulation. We ended up winterizing in a hell hole called Hope Bay, a gold mine that was ju...
by Wyatt
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: The 25 coolest things to do on ships
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: The 25 coolest things to do on ships

JK, this is way to funny and way to real!!!!
by Wyatt
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas
Replies: 10
Views: 1727

Re: New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas

This is all very interesting. I wonder who will be putting this infomercial together? After working on 170' arctic tugs for 30 years out of Hay Riviera, and experiencing all sorts of "Arctic Emergencies", I wonder what fodder they will come up with? After a few turns at replacing busted of...
by Wyatt
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Hiring all ranks of Marine Engineers for Cruise Ferry in BC
Replies: 15
Views: 5562

Re: Hiring all ranks of Marine Engineers for Cruise Ferry in BC

As usual, the Government's, either federal or Provincial, have the ability to circumvent the rules that they apply to us as seafarers whenever they feel the need. This is still a vessel, it floats and has a propulsion system. If it was a simple barge, this would be different, only in a small part. I...
by Wyatt
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Volvo piston
Replies: 9
Views: 1346

Re: Volvo piston

That looks expensive, ouch! What were you using this Volvo engine for? Lifeboat/workboat?
by Wyatt
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: The Decks Will Run Red
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: The Decks Will Run Red

Found an old advert with a good image, I can't believe that these things might still exist. http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im18880629E-Weirs.jpg
by Wyatt
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Gary Norman TAYLOR
Replies: 0
Views: 936

Gary Norman TAYLOR

Sad to hear of Gary's passing. He was a stand up Marine Engineer and never left you hanging on a thread. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesc ... =169907714
by Wyatt
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Why Do Governments always go down this Corporate Route?
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Why Do Governments always go down this Corporate Route?

I don't think the East/West comparison is valid. The Ferries on the East Coast are actually much more like Ships ready for deep sea service, while the Ferries on the West Coast are generally smaller with open decks on the majority of the runs. The Washington State Ferries are very similar in design ...

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