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by Merlyn
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: $30 million oops

Maybe the US navy did a survey and as not many folk logged the "China's cold " Syndrome they decided to do away with urinals as there were obviously not enough candidates to satisfy the criteria for this age old marine engineering saying? ( well, over there anyway ) . Or is this the start ...
by Merlyn
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: $30 million oops

Despite much research I am still struggling with the causes of this gear cutting manufacturers defect concerning thrust bearings? Being interested in this problem source my investigations are not revealing much at all, understandably perhaps as it's a "security " issue together with obviou...
by Merlyn
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Woman Offshore Organization
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Woman Offshore Organization

Send me the application form asap.
Need to jump ship.
by Merlyn
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Woman Offshore Organization
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Woman Offshore Organization

Well having given the matter serious thought I have decided that apon review of most of the women's photographs you have depicted over there I for one would be more than willing to serve under them.
by Merlyn
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: $30 million oops

Might be a spanner in the works concerning my brain wave. She's steam turbine driving alternators. So hardly any thrust transmitted as apposed to being on shafts. The herring bone double diag. helical gears ( the bull gears, the two large ones ) will of course knock out thrust transmissions to virtu...
by Merlyn
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: $30 million oops

Puzzled as I am concerning the "gear cutting " manufacturing defect on the US Ford Carrier I am struggling to understand how a thrust bearing can in any way shape or form be driven by a train of gears? This was the official reason given out for the thrust bearing failure. Apparently GE in ...
by Merlyn
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: $30 million oops

What's that then, the engine Room? Ha! Bit worried here that the US might be taking our Cock up title away from us concerning our type 45 destroyers ( project Napier ) re their total breakdown in warm waters and having to be towed in ( you had one towed into Canada ) No electric, can't even train th...
by Merlyn
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: $30 million oops
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: $30 million oops

Just one

OVERCHARGE

MUST BE 22 CARAT SOLID GOLD ( and the housing )
by Merlyn
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Volunteers Requested
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Volunteers Requested

Sounds like flogging spanner land to me. Too far for me too though. Still got some leads, engineers blue and 0-1 micrometer though if you get stuck. All imperial mind ( including the leads mind ) Oh and most important of all? An imperial bearing scraper, ( imperial because the horns are ground on a ...
by Merlyn
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 382
Views: 112855

Re: New engine

Andrew,
Why two scraper rings on your pistons?
Can you do an opposed piston version?
Not much top land shown?
Run a bit hotters maybe?
by Merlyn
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 382
Views: 112855

Re: New engine

My introduction to the Lister Blackstone TS3 engine to which Andrew refers must have been around 1963 when we first had one come in for overhaul from a ships lifeboat. This set up was unlike anything us apprentices had ever encountered before and as such was really different to any engine we had enc...
by Merlyn
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Volunteers Requested
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Volunteers Requested

SS Shieldhall awaits Big Pete.
Back to square one for me.
Scraper req. mind.
by Merlyn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New USMMA Superintendent sought.
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: New USMMA Superintendent sought.

Great Political savvy and knowledge eh?
No one over here fits that bill.
Bit like the sky hook.
Dont exist.
Qualifications for the job?
B.B.B.

"BULLSHIT BAFFLES BRAINS "
by Merlyn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 382
Views: 112855

Re: New engine

Andrew, Is that your hand attempting to balance that wrist watch engine crank? All this design stuff is all very well but what about this TS3 well known engine failure problem? It needs sorting before going further into these futuristic designs of yours. Swop your drumsticks for a torque wrench spri...
by Merlyn
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New USMMA Superintendent sought.
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: New USMMA Superintendent sought.

Do I detect a Change of career direction here methinks?
Seeking references necessary?
Admiral JK?
Loads of scrambled egg here in the deal as an added bonus.

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