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by D Winsor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dirty/brown/orange colour cooling water
Replies: 27
Views: 1808

Re: Dirty/brown/orange colour cooling water

I know this may be out there but has it been determined that the corrosion is not being generated by electrolysis? Was the alternator overhauled at the same time? If so were the ground straps for the alternator and the engine properly reconnected and any sacrificial anodes in the cooling system repl...
by D Winsor
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine cannot start
Replies: 28
Views: 2357

Re: Engine cannot start

After reading what has already been written sounds like you may have a fuel supply pressure/restriction problem I'd check the drive and the relief valve on the fuel oil booster pump, if engine driven, to insure it hasn't failed or the relief valve has stuck open I'd also check that if there is a fue...
by D Winsor
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Chief Engineer Steve Elrick
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Chief Engineer Steve Elrick

It saddens me as I read of Steve's passing
Steve and I were both young Chief Engineer's with Algoma in the late 80's and early 90's before he moved on to bigger and better things.
by D Winsor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Dock Damaged with CCG Ship Drydocked
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Dock Damaged with CCG Ship Drydocked

Marine railway cradle vandalized with CCGS Corporal MacLaren drydocked in the cradle
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ccgs-corporal-mclaren-sambro-1.4910302
by D Winsor
Fri May 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: John E. Walasek
Replies: 0
Views: 531

John E. Walasek

John was an Engineering graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College Class of 70
I personally served with him on the CCGS Daring and in more recent times spoke and had a coffee with him at Tim's

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/atlantic-dartmouth/obituaries/john-edward-walasek/19509/
by D Winsor
Wed May 16, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canadian Merchant Service Guild
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Canadian Merchant Service Guild

The Canadian Merchant Service Guild is the trade union that represents Ship's Officers (Mates & Engineers) in the Canadian Great Lakes Fleet. The Guild is the primary hiring source for officers with Algoma, CSL & other Marine Companies on the Lakes. It is also a requirement that all Officers...
by D Winsor
Sun May 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine

4 hour course to learn the system. When will companies understand that their senior staff may not be as computer/automation system comfortable as the younger generation? As usual management skates away with a brief nod towards lack of training from TSB. This should have been found during the sea tr...
by D Winsor
Sat May 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine

The investigation into a tanker grounding in the Seaway was caused by a Telephone Cord activating Emergency Shutdown of Main Engine Excellent excuse for Big Red Button with a cover especially in the Wheelhouse. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/tsb-tanker-grounding-st-lawrence-1.4654968
by D Winsor
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Canadian Coast Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Canadian Coast Guard

It also looks like there are a lot of vacancies in the office over in Newfoundland too. Retirements or frustrated resignations? There's a spot for you JJ
by D Winsor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ALFA LAVAL HIGH SPEED LUBE OIL SEPARATOR
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: ALFA LAVAL HIGH SPEED LUBE OIL SEPARATOR

Sounds like you could have either an improperly tensioned or damaged drive belt between the motor and separator bowel drive shaft, damaged/worn belt pulleys or a fault in the settings or function of the VF Drive speed control for the drive motor. Worn or damaged bearings in the motor or on the bowel...
by D Winsor
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CARRYOVER OF FUEL OIL TO CASCADE TANK AND BOILER
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: CARRYOVER OF FUEL OIL TO CASCADE TANK AND BOILER

What type of boiler is it, water or fire tube because depending on the configuration it may require a major overhaul of the boiler to get all the residual fuel out of the boiler. The reason I asked is that I experienced a situation where blended fuel and diesel had made it's way into a vertical fire...
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Merlyn wrote:Left or right hand one?
Could that be the handraulic version?


I guess with a pump like this it depends which way you are standing if it is a left or right hand pump
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Merlyn wrote:Big Pete,
But what about the return?


Maybe a hand pump. Builds character with the students :lol: :lol:
by D Winsor
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

I have sailed on a couple of ships where it was a design requirement to keep the aft peak partially ballasted to provide Stern Tube Cooling, and this requirement was firmly stated in the stability Booklet for use by the Deck Officers in stability calculation. As a practical measure to ensure suffic...
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

I've seen this issue on some vessels, especially those with CP Props where the HP Servo oil is fed through the shaft to the hub. Depending on CP system, part of the cooling of the CP Servo oil is sometimes dependent on the transfer of heat generated while maneuvering from the shaft to the sterntube ...

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