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by jwinsor
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mechanics Formula
Replies: 6
Views: 3396

Mechanics Formula

Hey everyone
I am doing my first class mechanics exam soon. I was wondering does anyone know what formula are provided.
by jwinsor
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Food Waste
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Food Waste

Ok everyone here is a chance to show up the mates on board my vessel. We are a Canadian Flagged vessel working in the North Sea. The powers that be say that no food waste can be disposed of overboard. Our garbage skiff is more than ripe. I have read the Canada Shipping Act and Marpol Annex 5 and the...
by jwinsor
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refrigeration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

Re: Refrigeration Question

Actually after sizing it up some more what I really need to do is isolate the compressor. so I think I have to close the condenser outlet and run the compressor till the hp gas accumulates in the condenser and then close the inlet and outlet of the the compressor. Then change the compressor valves a...
by jwinsor
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refrigeration Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2942

Refrigeration Question

I have two refrigeration units for the cooks freezer and cold room. The are in parallel, one leading and one lagging. They have water cooled condensers and the freon refrigerant. I have to service one of them. The question is...How do I take all the refrigerant from one system and put it into the ot...
by jwinsor
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Engineering - Practical Tips & Tricks
Replies: 56
Views: 13861

Re: Tips & Tricks

Some really great stuff

I have lapped in many fuel pumps, compressor valves, injectors etc...even using 800 grit I couldn't get better than a satin finish. Then one day someone introduced me to Jewlers Rouge. Its like a red piece of hard puddy and it gives you a mirror finish.
by jwinsor
Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fittings and Threads
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Re: Fittings and Threads

Well for those intrested the cocks were M20 x 1.5 metric. However I am still up to my eyeballs in fittings...I need specifics on what thread guages to order and what references to use. I am dealing with compression fittings of all types from stainless high pressure used with steel tubing to brass co...
by jwinsor
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fittings and Threads
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Re: Fittings and Threads

Thanks for the references guys. I'll be sure to check them out. The problem I'm having is with some old cocks which go to pressure gauges. I'm trying to find out what fitting to use with my tubing to the pressure gauge. Order new cocks that sort of thing.
by jwinsor
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What do You See?
Replies: 7
Views: 3886

Re: What do You See?

I see that the beam has been compromised to make room for the pipe.
by jwinsor
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fittings and Threads
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Fittings and Threads

Can someone please help me with all the different threads and fittings. I have to find out what I have on board and then order some more.

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