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by D Winsor
Fri May 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2220

Re: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it

It's possible that the problem is not with the hydraulic system at all. The problem could be in the torque limiting coupling, if fitted between the drive motor and the windlass gearbox. I've experienced issues with the torque limiting coupling on electric motor driven windlasses that would slip prem...
by D Winsor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Covid 19 and Foreign crews
Replies: 0
Views: 2059

Covid 19 and Foreign crews

The hardship caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic experienced by the crews of ships involved in International trade made the news on the CBC here in Halifax this morning.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.5523199
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: Mari-tech 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1240

Mari-tech 2020

Mari-Tech is in Halifax this year at the Halifax Convention Center
Please go to the Mari-tech website for more details
http://mari-techconference.ca/
by D Winsor
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: First Timer
Replies: 5
Views: 1887

Re: First Timer

Maybe it's a modern duel fuel engine Diesel & LNG
It's my understanding with duel electronic fuel injection systems the engine can work as a diesel or operate on LNG but despite the higher compression a spark plug is still required to ignite the LNG
by D Winsor
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: ER noise level
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Re: ER noise level

It's not only the enginerooms are noisy I've been on Self Unloading Bulk Carriers that when the Unloading Gear was running the Noise level was higher in the cabins than the Engineroom. So for some crew there was no escaping noise in excess of 90 DB
by D Winsor
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Dirty/brown/orange colour cooling water
Replies: 27
Views: 5766

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: 6285

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: 2208

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: 905

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-sco ... -1.4910302
by D Winsor
Fri May 25, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: John E. Walasek
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

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-d ... sek/19509/
by D Winsor
Wed May 16, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canadian Merchant Service Guild
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

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, below ...
by D Winsor
Sun May 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Telephone Cord Stops Main Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

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: 1506

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/ts ... -1.4654968
by D Winsor
Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Canadian Coast Guard
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

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: 2473

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...