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by Merlyn
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Re: Turning gear question

Classy part of the world you see, been allocated four not two tides.
by Merlyn
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calcium Carbide Lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Calcium Carbide Lamps

Not wishing to cause people nightmares ref my Carbide Light letter and as to date no one seems foward enough to own up their association with same, thereby disclosing age I follow with an more amusing story ref the light. As no one has owned up to personal knowledge I would conclude therefore that n...
by Merlyn
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calcium Carbide Lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Calcium Carbide Lamps

Well I never thought that I was the only one over 35 out there, Calcium carbide lamps and my introduction to them was to be remembered for the rest of my days, a firm imprint photographed forever in the back of the brain. Here we are, it's 1960' off with the short trousers, on with starched stiff br...
by Merlyn
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Re: Turning gear question

No it's not hydraulic its handraulic, 16 foot extension bar and three crewmembers power it up. Atlantic got it in one word followed by endorsement by Big Pete. PV/T equals C won't help you here, despite what they told you in thermodynamics. The answer is MLWS, normal tides all is ok, but mean low wa...
by Merlyn
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Calcium Carbide Lamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Calcium Carbide Lamps

Well you would never believe it but looking in the stores to dispatch Atlantics prize I discover that what I thought was the last container was not the last one and that I have yet another matured sixties Belzona product! So for all you pre common rail golden oldies out there I thought that I might ...
by Merlyn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Re: Turning gear question

No, the ship was afloat, stb side to the quay, clue is in the four times a day and at regular intervals?
by Merlyn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Re: Turning gear question

Well you are getting there, it was an old up and downer but the problem was not in the liners? This problem happened regularly at intervals of approx four times a day every day. All other times it would turn over no probs.
by Merlyn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Re: Turning gear question

No, no probs with the TG current draw as its handraulic operated, only current draw was incurred by crew and only measureable not with an ammeter but by sweat droplets per inch (not mm)
by Merlyn
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 1856

Turning gear question

Any one figure this one, had a twin screw ship which during a major engine overhaul to do stb engine top end stripped, now necessary to engage the turning gear to expose crank, some days turning gear turned crank no probs, other days seized and cannot turn at all ? Large extension bars were no help ...
by Merlyn
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Belzona, the wonder tool
Replies: 12
Views: 1930

Re: Belzona, the wonder tool

Doing my apprenticeship 1960 to 1965 I worked with Belzona a lot. I was put with the local rep who did the work on various fitments and engine parts. The five years done I then started using it on my own. My crowning achievement over the years was a liner flame ring repair, made up a mandrel with a ...

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