Search found 831 matches

Go to advanced search

by Merlyn
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The Running of the Colours
Replies: 15
Views: 1477

Re: The Running of the Colours

That's slurpy fluid, ie wine, you don't keep that in your toolbox do you? This is tool you sometimes work with, and if the job goes ok then you slurp the vino collapso to celebrate.
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Arklow Breeze Launched
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: Arklow Breeze Launched

Old firm, going since 1966 apparently, green is the colour for Ireland as its Irish firm. Dear little soul, MAK for main, ( Mr Caterpillar now I see ) good job they got the C.G. Right for the launch though.
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The Running of the Colours
Replies: 15
Views: 1477

Re: The Running of the Colours

Come on BP you're halfway there, don't stop now.
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

Ships tender is ashore about 4 miles from the ship. Coxswain radios in engine won't start. Have a go Jo reports fuel system completely blocked solid, stuff in tank like half a tennis ball de laminating and packed stack pipe solid ( some wag lost fuel cap and in the tennis ball went ) Ship only has o...
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

Re the no air problem I have used diving bottles for a similar problem in the past but you really need a portable compressor as although it's about 3'000 p.s.i. It takes several goes to fill the emergency tank on its own I found. I was thinking of a different approach? Bit of a brain racket methinks...
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

Very good comprehensive answer, but alas not the answer I am looking for? ( much more quicker way ) No primer arrangement at all fitted, you are of course assuming this is not a common rail engine whereby ECU controls the injection timing.
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

Just done an injection pump change on one of the ships lifeboats. The lift pump is a vacuum pump built into the injection pump. Can't bleed the system, flattened battery after battery, no go. Quick way over this?
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

What about this one then, ship trapped in solid ice, can't get out for months, supplies low, wife's nagging again, eventually thaw starts to set in but all compressors down and can't be repaired without shoreside help. How can you start the mains with no outside air available from the ships compress...
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

Bet you daren't sign onto a ship Carribean bound , I reckon you would jump ship, postcards to the wife, all that stuff. All that heat would draw you further than gun powder could ever blow you. Only ice from now on in the gin glass. The bigger the gin the bigger the waves jobby methinks?
by Merlyn
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

Re: The most unusual job

Probably the driving bands Martin!
by Merlyn
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: R -410a versus NH3
Replies: 17
Views: 1482

Re: R -410a versus NH3

:o The plant I worked on had two Hall Compressors in an engineroom which was about 100 feet high. Up on the catwalks and onto the roof were several large condensers water cooled. In a large loft space over the cold storage rooms were brine coolers. Several times a week these brine coolers had to be ...
by Merlyn
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Gulf Ice Video
Replies: 37
Views: 2422

Re: Gulf Ice Video

Blimey, we have a saying over here, when bragging in the pub about sea trips of rough weather, the bigger the gin, the bigger the waves , but what's your equivalent saying over there ?
by Merlyn
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Anthem of the Seas
Replies: 18
Views: 1320

Re: Anthem of the Seas

The main knack here was to set someone else up to do the job
by Merlyn
Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The most unusual job
Replies: 21
Views: 2096

The most unusual job

What's the most unusual job ever carried out by anyone out there? Not the normal run of the mill jobs but anywhere on the ship? Something different.
by Merlyn
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Prop Walking
Replies: 26
Views: 1677

Prop Walking

Just been up top brushing up on my prop walking, great fun.

Go to advanced search