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by EvenKeel
Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Steam Tickets
Replies: 13
Views: 8198

Re: Steam Tickets

No real response from anyone. People have actually been responding with some info for your training room posts. From reading the forum, British based tickets seem to be valued because they don't hand them out like some of the others you mentioned. STCW looks to have pretty broad standards as with m...
by EvenKeel
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Steam license?
Replies: 8
Views: 3727

Re: Steam license?

Ahhhh. Missed that word "Archive". Sorry about that. However, it looks like the only major change is that it went from 225 kW to 500 kW. Still need those 6 months which won't be easy. The Algoma Montrealais is the last Canadian laker that is steam as far as I know after the Quebecois went ...
by EvenKeel
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Steam license?
Replies: 8
Views: 3727

Re: Steam license?

TP 2293, Chapter 33 http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-archive-tp2293-menu-3134.htm Steam Certificate and Motor Certificate 33.4 2.For a Fourth-Class Steam with a Motor Certificate of a higher grade, an applicant shall have served on watch in the engine room of a steamship of not less than 225 ...
by EvenKeel
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 17
Views: 6018

Re: Questions?

1. The 2-stroke engine, with a power stroke every revolution will theoretically develop twice the power of a 4-stroke engine of the same swept volume. Inefficient scavenging however and other losses limit the power advantage to about 1.8. However, as far as thermal efficiency the following MAN B&...
by EvenKeel
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Canadian Government Shipbuilding
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Canadian Government Shipbuilding

From the article:

"Last week, the coast guard revealed that its new icebreaker will cost $1.3 billion to build — nearly double the $720 million originally estimated when the project was first announced in 2007."

Wow. That is one expensive vessel.
by EvenKeel
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Last trip for a laker
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

Last trip for a laker

Saw this on Boat Nerd's news feed this morning. The pictures really tell the tale - especially the one taken of the last engine orders given to the Skinner Uniflow engine. Goes to show that well built ships can last a while on fresh water... "St. Marys Challenger 's last trip Photographer / aut...
by EvenKeel
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 17
Views: 6018

Re: Questions?

Rather - check out this website for more answers on 1rst and 2nd class Motor questions. Since our system is British based, most of the questions carry over. Martin has links to the site in his Machinery section. http://www.marinediesels.co.uk/ I signed up for a 4 month access to the members section ...
by EvenKeel
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: R507 refrigerant gas
Replies: 2
Views: 2321

Re: R507 refrigerant gas

From what I have read, the dye makes it through the entire system and will remain until the oil is changed. http://www.mt-online.com/march2000/fluorescent-leak-detection-cuts-refrigerant-costs http://www2.dupont.com/Refrigerants/en_US/assets/downloads/h71056_Suva_leak_detector_guidance.pdf Also from...
by EvenKeel
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 17
Views: 6018

Re: Questions?

The trammel is removable and can be rotated on something as simple as a bolt threaded into the engine frame. That's what is in the drawing anyways - the opposite end of the pointer is bent into a tube to rotate around the bolt. As long as the bolt is in place, the trammel can be fitted and ready for...
by EvenKeel
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Questions?
Replies: 17
Views: 6018

Re: Questions?

I am scheduled to write Motor in a few weeks - so it looks like we are in the same boat. I'll just add some text from my notes to what Jolly Jack stated on a few questions. #1 I think they are looking to see that you know that there is a procedure to stopping the engine first (brakes on intermediate...
by EvenKeel
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Events and Anouncements
Topic: 100th Anniversary of the Great Storm
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

100th Anniversary of the Great Storm

If anyone is in Southern Ontario this weekend, the town of Goderich is hosting an event remembering the storm and its victims. I have been on Lake Huron in nasty fall weather but I can't fathom being out in a hurricane like that. 256 souls were lost. From the site http://www.1913storm.ca: "The ...
by EvenKeel
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: International Maritime Licence. STCW Certified ????????????
Replies: 16
Views: 6952

Re: International Maritime Licence. STCW Certified ????????????

Long time reader, first time poster here. I have also been hanging around the website since I am studying for my 2nd Class and am writing GEK soon so I feel for what you are going through Ratherbeonvacation. I also went the college route and only have to write the two Part B's and sit the oral exam,...

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