Search found 887 matches

Go to advanced search

by Merlyn
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can't Set Sail
Replies: 25
Views: 3074

Re: Can't Set Sail

Thanks for that but where are we to fit these bushes in order for the ship to set sail? You could not be present in this compartment when under way?
by Merlyn
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: T.T.T.T.
Replies: 28
Views: 3361

Re: T.T.T.T.

Round and rounder but not a hairdrier model?
by Merlyn
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: T.T.T.T.
Replies: 28
Views: 3361

T.T.T.T.

This is what we used to say when leaving port on a S.S.? Also we used to say it when it was time to leave the pub and get back to the ship?
by Merlyn
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can't Set Sail
Replies: 25
Views: 3074

Re: Can't Set Sail

Having turned the bushes they turn the other way when the ship goes astern? Two sets chain blocks / lift pulls required here to change these to prevent the crank taking charge? Will be claiming this decades Stomper medal at this rate.
by Merlyn
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can't Set Sail
Replies: 25
Views: 3074

Re: Can't Set Sail

No underwater grease nipples here?
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Kidney Pads?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Kidney Pads?

You won't find these in the shaft tunnel?
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can't Set Sail
Replies: 25
Views: 3074

Re: Can't Set Sail

Good answer BP , there were 32 in total on each ship, driven by a central hub which had a cam attached to it? Two bushes in each rod running around the cam? But where did they live?
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Can't Set Sail
Replies: 25
Views: 3074

Can't Set Sail

Not storm bound but info bound. Can't sail without these Tufnell bushes fitted. Someone must know answer? Can't believe the silence.
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Kidney Pads?
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Kidney Pads?

Scrap ones meant free beer on Saturday nights?
by Merlyn
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TUFNELL BUSHES
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: TUFNELL BUSHES

Feathering kit anyone?
by Merlyn
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TUFNELL BUSHES
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: TUFNELL BUSHES

There must be someone out there with enough hours run on their hour meter who can suss the Tufnell Bush scenario? Again, like the carbide lamps one of, very distinctive smell when machining never smelt it since but can still smell it now.
by Merlyn
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low Sulphur Diesel
Replies: 12
Views: 2162

Re: Low Sulphur Diesel

Remember when low sulphur diesel came out in UK and we had a few problems with engines running on 28 sec gas oil, not HFO. Old lifeboats with Perkins 6.354's had DPA pumps ( rotary) which of course had no engine oil supply like the inline pumps and relied solely on the Fueloil as a lubricant for the...
by Merlyn
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TUFNELL BUSHES
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: TUFNELL BUSHES

Ha, seeing your time run you may well know the answer here, no two start acme thread here but uni rotation bushes which live half in the water and half out. Haven't turned any since apprenticeship done?
by Merlyn
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TUFNELL BUSHES
Replies: 4
Views: 974

TUFNELL BUSHES

Turned hundreds of these and fitted over 5 years but what were they for and where did they fit?
by Merlyn
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Belzona, the wonder tool
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: Belzona, the wonder tool

As things seem to be a bit quiet out there at the moment Sunday found me in the South of the UK anchored off in the lee of bum island thinking about Belzona uses. This taking me back to the sixties seemed to stir the old memory into gear and the good and not so good times flooded back over my 5 year...

Go to advanced search