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by Revolver
Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 4183

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Put some strategically placed dock tires on the bulk head, ballast the ship over a bit for a decent list and let gravity do it's business. And if gravity won't do the work see if a few sacrificed -big- comealongs will give gravity some persuasion. haha Like BP said to minimize damage righting them f...
by Revolver
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Gulf Ice Video
Replies: 37
Views: 5023

Re: Gulf Ice Video

The office gives the cargo destinations and assumes it takes about the "normal" amount of time... Then you get delayed in the ice... I was sailing winter 2013 December and the run was supposed to be a 4 day trip to pick up cargo and drop it off. We got stuck in ice all the way up the sea way at vari...
by Revolver
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: T.T.T.T.
Replies: 28
Views: 4951

Re: T.T.T.T.

I don't know the saying and have never sailed on a steamship, but we had to learn about turbines in 1-2 courses. Just spit-balling here some possible T's associated with a S.S hrmm...(some mentioned before; Turbine, Turn, Thrust) Time Turn Temperature Thrust Tail True Tracing 4 T's in a saying to le...
by Revolver
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: TC Seatime screw up
Replies: 9
Views: 7903

Re: TC Seatime screw up

Good to know! The St.John's office has a not-so-positive rep for being...uncooperative...and I have experienced it in parts during my cadet time and sea training manuals. So next time I will be getting my time counted I'll be going in knowing the regulations and policy to back myself up, which might...
by Revolver
Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: R -410a versus NH3
Replies: 17
Views: 3087

Re: R -410a versus NH3

I'm not someone with NH3 refrigerant experience of course, but from my mostly-completed science degree majoring in Chem I understand you can make a pretty effective drink from some compounds containing. Used from curing hangovers or nerves to even being used as an old form of red bull, if you will?
by Revolver
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: TC Seatime screw up
Replies: 9
Views: 7903

Re: TC Seatime screw up

If there are no articles to sign onto, because the deck crew isn't aboard for dry dock, testimonials signed by the Chief (and/or the Capt) are sufficient evidence of date of engagement and the date of discharge? And with that it makes me think of another question, for proof of sea time is it necessa...
by Revolver
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: R -410a versus NH3
Replies: 17
Views: 3087

Re: R -410a versus NH3

Tension springs let go, racing away, plus gas is seeping in further...
No Q&A in the exams about it, but it might help you study for them.
by Revolver
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Gulf Ice Video
Replies: 37
Views: 5023

Re: Gulf Ice Video

Here is a video I took last April of the USCG breaking us out of the ice, excuse the quality it was cell phone and chilly out heh.
Northern Lake Michigan going down bownd, I don't remember our destination though.

https://youtu.be/-aroedafEFQ
by Revolver
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: TC Seatime screw up
Replies: 9
Views: 7903

Re: TC Seatime screw up

While 6 months in charge of a watch is required - if you have that already - how does dry dock time play into that? Are days in dry dock/lay up 8 hours of work per = 1 day? I have heard from some people: -they are 1/3 days -they are full days up to a maximum of 90 days then they are 1/3 days I looke...
by Revolver
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Transocean in NF needs super duper engineer for projects
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Transocean in NF needs super duper engineer or projects

Must be able to perform with a sense of urgency, and highest ethical standards without sacrificing accuracy and professional engineering practices.

You wanna know who the best is? That's him Ice Man. It's the way he sails, Ice Cold no mistakes.
heh
by Revolver
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Share a couple of pictures when I was a cadet
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: Share a couple of pictures when I was a cadet

Basically (and as I was a cadet it resulted in me being kinda left in the dark as I cleaned up the mess and snot of lube oil that had build up in the bilge underneath the engine): Seemed as if the crown got stuck at essentially TDC Con. rod ripped the wrist pin out and still kept on turning So the w...
by Revolver
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Filling out the ER Log
Replies: 13
Views: 5628

Re: Filling out the ER Log

Yeah, that is a whole lot of wordy sentences. Currently I'm working as an officer of the watch, and plan to remain doing so for a number of years - so 3a is most applicable it seems. The italics you included helped for my skimming purposes, thank you. So, for example, my friend who is working on a d...
by Revolver
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Filling out the ER Log
Replies: 13
Views: 5628

Re: Filling out the ER Log

I must admit, at this point I don't have the desire to sail as chief when I have my 3rds (at this point, who knows in a years time heh); however when I get some spare time and find a spare $1600 I will try to knock out the PPS 2 - that never expires, correct?
by Revolver
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Share a couple of pictures when I was a cadet
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Share a couple of pictures when I was a cadet

V-16 cummins used as the prime mover for a compass thruster. Taken during the unveiling process of the...hiccup...we had early in the morning. It was certainly a learning experience as a cadet. I learned pearlite or close grained grey cast iron makes a nice metal dust when smashed up... Picture 266....
by Revolver
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Australian Spirit
Replies: 11
Views: 2382

Re: Australian Spirit

Yes, it was towed in by the Venture Sea.
Curious to find out the source of the steering problem.