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by Merlyn
Tue May 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Crack Arrester Hole drilling. When it lets go the internal gear may well be driven into the casing causing a hairline crack, a bulge or worst still a hole. Should it be a crack by drilling a crack arrester hole the damage could well be limited. My point was that an imperial drill always did a better...
by Merlyn
Tue May 19, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

P.S.
Answer in imperial please as I was always taught that was the better type of Crack Arrester Hole drilling one could drill.
( Not Micky Mouse holes)
I.e.,
Metric foreign holes.
( M.M.)
by Merlyn
Tue May 19, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Just looking in my drill box and wondering what size crack arrester hole to drill when the cover starts swelling?
Any body?
by Merlyn
Tue May 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

How big is the Casting lump? Is it big enough to sixteenth drill it for a necklace jobby? Will it take small letter punches stating S.O.S? Shit on Seat. Souvenir jobby. Is it a coarse grain casting like a cover casting? Or is it closegrain like a piston ring? There is more to do here whilst waiting ...
by Merlyn
Sun May 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Well all that's left to say is I wish you all the very best with the Holding of the breath syndrome and keep going alongside V the dropping of the hook.
Won't swop your imminent job of those chain blocks use age to get the hook up though.
Handraulic.
by Merlyn
Sun May 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Cast Ally eh?
Casing?
Any inspection hatches over gearing etc?
Any peep holes for a gander inside?
Maybe something ( chip off gear ) took a lump outa casing?
Could be further probs. lurking?
Maybe something got trapped between gears/casings and took a lump out.
by Merlyn
Sun May 10, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Got any magnetic drain plugs in the system anywhere?
Or is the foreign body non magnetic?
Brass phosphor bronze etc?
Or was it introduced into the system when it was stripped?
No seat damage then?
by Merlyn
Sun May 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Brill, the valve did'nt help you out perchance by playing you a tune then?
by Merlyn
Sun May 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

We got a temp. gauge on our test kit.
Very important as any overtemperaturing normally means restriction in the line/valves etc.
Blockages in other words.
T'S P'S and flowrates tests.
by Merlyn
Sun May 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

Pressures?
Motor running the hydraulic pump turning at correct rpm under load?
Been through it all from the pump discharge to the tank return?
Suction pump pipe clear completely in the hydraulic tank?
Strum filter on stackpipe?
Any bypass / one way valves playing up?
Brakebind?
by Merlyn
Sun May 03, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2213

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

What type of Windlass?
Got any psi / flowrate oil gauge kits/adapters onboard?
Know your psi / flowrates readings and at what test points?
Done the basics?
Filters etc?
Correct hydraulic oil grade?
What make/model?
How do you get the hook up?
Chainblocks/liftpulls?
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is Pipe tunnel an enclosed space?
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: Is Pipe tunnel an enclosed space?

Don't know your location in the world but here in UK the legal definition of "pipe tunnel " is as follows:- "The void space running in the mid ships fore and aft lines between the inner bottom and shell plating forming a space for ballast, bilge and/or fuel lines" I take it the mid ships statement i...
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 446
Views: 160048

Re: New engine

No Andrew,
Soliris is not the name of the missing wrench.
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 446
Views: 160048

Re: New engine

On a more practical note on Martins tweet depicting Wrenches there is one Wrench not shown.
What is it Andrew or anyone?
by Merlyn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 446
Views: 160048

Re: New engine

Can't spot the boost pressure Andrew?