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by Merlyn
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Allure of the Seas Bearing Change
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Allure of the Seas Bearing Change

Different I have to say. Interesting to note that in the age of high technology the Cofferdams were bare metal and most of the chainblock operations shown were handraulic and not electric. But the million dollar question that needs answering remains unsolved. How much and who paid. The roller race m...
by Merlyn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Battery Technology
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Battery Technology

Over here some batteries are £10,000 plus, nobody bought any vehicles so now you buy the hybrid car and lease the battery. Weird or what. Went on a CR course touching on hybrids and was told putting your pinkies between a battery terminal and nearby spanner could cause you to have your pinkie sheare...
by Merlyn
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: GCaptain- 40 year old ship breaks in two
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: GCaptain- 40 year old ship breaks in two

Bird Shit welding again
by Merlyn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS Indianapolis and other random USN topics
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: USS Indianapolis wreck discovered

Bet it will be played down big time like our lot over here. It was only a Loc Tite jobby. It was due to come in for a major refit/ update anyway. As a result of coming in for the above it will now run on for X more years thus saving the tax payers millions. The new modifications due were lifesaving ...
by Merlyn
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

Dave W's comments re research concerning truck engines and marine engines running on LFO brings to mind experiences I have encountered with same. Where I am at we also in addition to Marine Engineering repairs undertake truck repairs from 44 ton artics down. We have workshops capable of taking artic...
by Merlyn
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Mouldy Navy

Zero, zero , zero on that one.
However as I told you before, I have to concede I seem to have the tired bit on board.
by Merlyn
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Mouldy Navy

JK and JJ,
The golf clubs await you.
And the telebox soaps.
In other words, boredom.
Keep pedalling I say.
by Merlyn
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Mouldy Navy

Old English Saying for Warships.

" Keep The Powder Dry "
Way before A/C
by Merlyn
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

I think personally BP and Atlantic's comments re fuel contamination / missfuelling could well be where the problem originates from. I have experienced horrendous CR problems over the inability of the lubricant in the fueloil to prevent/ delay the advanced wear on pumps and injectors owing to the dil...
by Merlyn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Common Rail Engine 48/60 cr

Sounds like a Monday morning manufacturing jobby or a POETS day one.
by Merlyn
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Mouldy Navy
Replies: 21
Views: 473

Re: Mouldy Navy

Bring back NH3 , HP bursting discs, brine coolers and deck mounted water cooled condensers.
Minimum probs.
Easy leak location.
Way down temps.
Good hang over cure.
by Merlyn
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos

I think back in the sixties a good sampling device on improvising with what you had in the engine room would be on the lines of that stripped off line genset running on LFO had a large jam jar as a sight glass on the suction side, off with it, wave it anti-clockwise six times in the air and then dit...
by Merlyn
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: how to survive a disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: how to survive a disaster

But do you look up to see if the man with the sandals on beckons?
by Merlyn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: New MOHS Requirements-Asbestos

So how is it measured?
What's the name of the test equipment?
What qualifications required to operate same?
In 1960-65 I couldn't see through the fog generated by ripsaws ripping it off all steam pipes, do these new regs mean I'm on borrowed time?
by Merlyn
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Navy Side Launch
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Navy Side Launch

That's why the cradle is left attached to the hull.
Quick lift out jobby.
It's called " forward planning " in ship builders speak.

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