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by Merlyn
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2299

Re: The most unusual job injection pump change

Out with the airline, LP only required here, off with the overhauls, make up a crude grommet, off with the fuel filler cap and grommet and airline on the tank. Instant diesel on all bleed nipples throught fuel system. Some fuel systems when worked on can be a problem getting bled up again and this t...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Prop Walking
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Prop Walking

Well this is not only great fun but another challenge at sea in the ships tenders/ lifeboats which over the years I have found to be a pleasant change from routine down below. Off you go ashore in the tender and in a foreign port come alongside a quay with loads of watchers, not only on your boat bu...
by Merlyn
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Prop Walking
Replies: 26
Views: 1806

Re: Prop Walking

Well this is not only great fun but another challenge at sea in the ships tenders/ lifeboats which over the years I have found to be a pleasant change from routine down below. Off you go ashore in the tender and in a foreign port come alongside a quay with loads of watchers, not only on your boat bu...
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Against the side.jpg Bit of a bow but all safe.jpg Well, here it is then, back on its feet. You can see how tight a fit it is, it's up on the ships side against Revolvers four truck tyres which I wire stropped to the side to cushion the blow and stop it hurling itself through the side and into the ...
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Wrong colour maybe being run off the end? Different colours for different applications . I did an 5 year indentured apprenticeship whereby you had 3 months in the plumbers, ditto in the boilermakers, electricians,and welders depts and an NH3 plant, the shipwrights you didn't do for some reason. Afte...
by Merlyn
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Anti-Singing Tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Anti-Singing Tips

Partime job for you maybe apon retirement, a diaphone standby operator in your local lighthouse. ( just a thought )
by Merlyn
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

That spark eroder tool, haven't used one of them since late sixties, what a mess you could make with it if things didn't go according to plan I remember, bit like using the arc gouging rods methinks. We sometimes if there is enough meat there mig a bolt of similar size onto the casualty and get it o...
by Merlyn
Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Been three days adrift in an open neck shirt off Gibraltar with only my toolbox for company. No lump hammers, chisels or spanners in it, only Mr Bosch, Mr Delphi, Mr Pico, Mr Darwen and a pop tester. What am I attempting to do? Any one in the area? No horrible 6 on 6 off here,no boring routine bookw...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Well done to you B.P. also, didn't know or see the welded on tips business nowadays, seem a bit of a throw back because we used to braze carbide tool tips onto tool holders for turning etc in the sixties but that then years later went out and yet came back in again for cold chisels. Don't use the ch...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Oh well, that's me down and gone on that one, well done J.J., first did this when starting out at work, then again at the Techincal College day release which you had to attend each week. You described it spot on but I am surprised no one else out there picked it up. Don't seem to do it nowadays, pro...
by Merlyn
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Wow, the ultimate sacrifice, sink the ship to save the wine eh? We all know the virtues of the vino collapso brand but I fear that would not go down well with the ship owners. Between you you are slowly getting there, talk of snatch blocks by B.P. And of tyres to cushion the upright motion by Revolv...
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

B.P., Very well thought out answer and not far off to what I actually did, the task was to cause no more damage to the cargo of precious wine and certainly no damage to the ship. In addition to that the ship had to sail early next day back to Cherbourg. Loads of trucks waiting to be loaded, schedule...
by Merlyn
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

J K, you can't use a cutting torch on a wine shipment over here, it's illegal and every wine worshiper would be after your blood. Only non drinkers would use a torch.
by Merlyn
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job Beam Ender
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: The most unusual job Beam Ender

Hi B. P. First time I have posted photos and only posted one of each, it's on its side and as one trailer was laded with French wine the whole area was a sea of broken glass about 9 inches deep and that is why airbags were not deployed. Got the necessary kit in your toolbox perhaps?
by Merlyn
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Anti-Singing Tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1234

Re: Anti-Singing Tips

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