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by Merlyn
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Turning gear question
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

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: 2672

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: 2672

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: 2672

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: 2787

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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