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by Merlyn
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy
Replies: 28
Views: 1147

Re: Stellar Daisy

Just reread all the official reports of the sinking, pretty horrific loss all round. Apparently ingress of water through two deck hatches not secured properly filled up the forward hold when then popped the hatch cover. Further ingress of water then popped the second one and so on and so on back to ...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Stellar Daisy
Replies: 28
Views: 1147

Re: Stellar Daisy

Odes of the Derbyshire back along.
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Engineering - Practical Tips & Tricks
Replies: 56
Views: 13867

Re: Marine Engineering - Practical Tips & Tricks

Any one out there remember the Cord Ring era? Barrel shaped liner wear present, can't get replacement liners quick enough, have to get them especially made, long delays all round. Back in the seventies Cord Piston Rings were the rage. The top rings were very different, the oil control rings were som...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Train boiler explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Train boiler explosion

Such detail recollection, it's almost as though you were there?
Panic ye not, just checking dates / possibilities .
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Train boiler explosion
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Train boiler explosion

An exploded view you could say.
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: One of those sights you can do without
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: One of those sights you can do without

There is only one side, the receiving side.
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: One of those sights you can do without
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: One of those sights you can do without

Personally I love it.
More loot in the bank.
Bring it on I say.
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nozzle assemblies
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Nozzle assemblies

Saw what appeared to me to be a split MAN nozzle assembly on Martins Twitter which set the old brain off with yet another very occasional and intermittent bad starting problem with an old ( pre CR set up ) inline pump going way back over the years. Very intermittently this engine would have a bad st...
by Merlyn
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR. Continued.
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: CR. Continued.

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Virgin teeth ( well this side anyway )
Yes DW, just looked in the scrapbin at the back face ( the non entry part of the teeth engagement side ) and amazingly no damage at all.
Weird.
Another one of those things in life you will never know the answer to.
No sign of the missing C type circlip either.
Such is life.
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR. Continued.
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: CR. Continued.

It's actually a flywheel from, of all things a Japanese ( not Chinese ) engine. Over here in the U.K. they are becoming more and more prominent and are now appearing for various overhauls in our workshops. You can see the balance drillings, ringear and the Spigot location hole in the photograph. So ...
by Merlyn
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Article: Bollard Pull Calculation
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Article: Bollard Pull Calculation

Read it with great interest, certainly one up from the spring balance tester era.
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CR. Continued.
Replies: 5
Views: 369

CR. Continued.

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Tooths Gone?
" The Toothless Wonder "
What's ' Appened Ere Then ?
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Flettner Rotor
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Flettner Rotor

That's the sort of thing Anthem of the Seas is thinking about having fitted so I hear.
It's when an MV becomes a BM ( for the non technical that's a Blow Merchant )
Not only is it cheaper to run but the savings on Clutch Plates are said to be quite substantial .
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series

The way things are going over here they are probably buying up DD and MAK shares as we speak. Next minute they will have full control. Every week I learn something else here that has gone this way. Just think JJ genuine Scotch " Haste ye Back Jobby " owned by the Chinese. Not much hope lef...
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Chinese GDF G32 Diesel Engine series

The way things are going over here they are probably buying up DD and MAK shares as we speak. Next minute they will have full control. Every week I learn something else here that has gone this way. Just think JJ genuine Scotch " Haste ye Back Jobby " owned by the Chinese. Not much hope lef...

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