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by Merlyn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thanks Dave
by Merlyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thank you Wes
by Merlyn
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thanks for the birthday greetings, JK, DD and BP.
Don't have parties at my age though so to all you folks I say, get all your parties in now, err it's too late as the saying goes.
" It's later than you think " famous saying springs to mind.
by Merlyn
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Merlyn Birthday
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Merlyn Birthday

Thanks for that, definately older but wiser?
Its revved upnow, time just falls away.
by Merlyn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Twas the night before Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Spot on JJ.
That was exactly the famous happening I refered to!
Ship came back from the other side of the world minus one Cyl.
But what about the day job?
Not give it up just yet?
by Merlyn
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Twas the night before Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Twas the night before Christmas

Apon the Chiefs cabin door did bang the Er rating, Quick down below he cried, its all apon the plating. The chief ran down to down below and sure enough did spy, The conrod and crosshead he did see through his right eye. A detailed close up of the rod Did depict a blackened dirty twisted sod And to ...
by Merlyn
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

Serguei, No matter how many workshop manuals / formulaes one swallows the irrefutable fact concerning the stated 25% unburnt fuel being deposited into the Cat on both petrol and diesels cannot possibly take place for one very simple reason. The management system on both types of engines will, to pro...
by Merlyn
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

Plenty of workshop manuals being swallowed here it would appear. I have never encountered a 25 % fuel burning in a Cat. Intentionally happening. Only in the case of faulty injectors/ pintles whereby the nozzle end containing the holes has been damaged and the damaged nozzle ends gone on out the exha...
by Merlyn
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

Sleeve? Sleeve =Liner? Be interesting working out the coeffiency of friction of a rack v a Liner, less surface area on a two stroke ( ports ) v four stroke. Plus square engines different from long stroke bonkers for surface area calcs. No addendum nor dedendum calculations to be taken into considera...
by Merlyn
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

Do I understand this to be a twin engine installation?
by Merlyn
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: JS Shirase
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: JS Shirase

Interesting, I can see now it's virtually at the top of its stroke it would appear.
So it's a continuous flow then and not adjusted by the rise and fall of the bow then?
So a lot of squirting wasted then?
Air models have lower ejector points perhaps?
Wonder what psi?
by Merlyn
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

We must also not forget to incorporate friction losses into all of the foregoing.
Just a thought.
by Merlyn
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: increasing fuel efficiency of engine
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: increasing fuel efficiency of engine

Over to you BP I am thinking?
by Merlyn
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Glass Steam Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Glass Steam Engine

Haste ye back inhibitor fluid?
by Merlyn
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Glass Steam Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Glass Steam Engine

However I am working on Stephensons type reverse link gear to make her run the other way.
Bunsen burner resurrect jobby.

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