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by Merlyn
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS Indianapolis and other random USN topics
Replies: 15
Views: 672

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: 986

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: 684

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: 684

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: 684

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: 986

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: 986

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: 684

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: 408

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: 298

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: 408

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: 327

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.
by Merlyn
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Suicide and sea
Replies: 22
Views: 1069

Re: Suicide and sea

Doing my time1960-65 there was a song in the hit parade which everyone in the engineroom would chant all day.
" Fings ain't what they used to be"
How prophetic some 50 years plus ago with what BP is saying.
by Merlyn
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: High Speed Squirter Craft
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: High Speed Squirter Craft

JJ's remarks concerning those Halifax warships got me thinking about those proven LM2500 series, especially the mark 4 modifications with the extra compressor bladings fitted to increase the output.CODOG setups here. You should be over here with our latest cockup Jobbies, the six in total type 45 wa...
by Merlyn
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: High Speed Squirter Craft
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: High Speed Squirter Craft

Be better at nightime if strobe lighting were encased in the tail. Just cant figure it all out looking at Dave's photos got to be an energy loss somewhere, maybe 2/3 knots on top rpm? Havent seen a tail like that over here only a bleed off/ water pump indicator flow jet. The smaller jet ribs are a p...

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