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by Big Pete
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Obviously not!!
As somebody once said," it is all about the money and only the money"
By the time the xxxx hits the fan, the Project manager will be far away.
A week is a long time in Politics.

BP
by Big Pete
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN User Group
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: MAN User Group

I never understood why the filter before the fuel module was finer than the one after it according to your earlier report, is the new back flushing filter finer than the original?
Thanks for the update, too many people never give feedback after solving the problem.
BP
by Big Pete
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

The N. Arch was probably told that if he couldn't insert a 20 foot length into the design within the Budget, there were plenty of others who could!
Maybe that is one of the reasons for the high cost, they will be fitting additional Longitudinals at the same time as the rest of the repairs?
BP
by Big Pete
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: MEM
Replies: 0
Views: 275

MEM

Here is a link to the latest Bulletin from the Institute of Marine Engineers:-


http://www.seabornecomms.com/mem-newsle ... e23iGhSyUk
by Big Pete
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

I read somewhere that each Class of Aegis Destroyer was longer than the previous Class, but no changes were made to the scantlings until they found that they were suffering from cracking due to a lack of Longitudinal strength, and then the later ones were stiffened, maybe it is related to that? They...
by Big Pete
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hybrid Ships
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Hybrid Ships

Hi Merlyn, That is the trouble with these articles in the Professional Mags now, very short on Technical detail. Little more than "Advertorials". However, you are saving on the purchase and running costs of one engine, as on most supply ships, 2 engines plus the battery can provide all the...
by Big Pete
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Hybrid Ships
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Hybrid Ships

Interesting article on a new Diesel Electric (LNG)/ Battery Hybrid ship.


https://www.imarest.org/themarineprofes ... g-princess
by Big Pete
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 1441

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Yes JK, But what do you do if your Fire Main is all Frozen up?

BP
by Big Pete
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 1441

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

I remember reading about that at the time " C. Y. Tung" was asked a lot of questions, ("Sea Wise " was a pun on C. Y.) I don't think he ever gave answers though!

BP
by Big Pete
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 1441

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

I agree with D. Winsor, the Master is always responsible if the ship is operational. If it is laid up, unmanned or with a skeleton crew, I think I would be straight down the gangway if the natives were friendly, however, in some Countries, and with some ship owners you would not want to rely on some...
by Big Pete
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wireless Shore Power
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Wireless Shore Power

I should imagine that something similar to the chickasan oil loading connection could be used for the electric power connection and give Metal to metal contact of the Primary and Secondaries, with electro magnets locating the windings together. I have long thought that winches mounted on the key wit...
by Big Pete
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wireless Shore Power
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Wireless Shore Power

The article is only talking about wireless charging, not magnetic mooring and does specifically mention that the system will work "Efficiently" with up to 50 cm air gap between the ships coil and the shore side one, so in this case I think conventional mooring lines will be used to secure ...
by Big Pete
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wireless Shore Power
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Wireless Shore Power

It sounds just like charging an Electric Tooth brush,Primary winding of the Transformer ashore and the Secondary on the ship. I assume that if the shore power failed the Emergency Generator would kick in within 40 seconds as required by SOLAS, and if one the main generators was left in Auto on the P...
by Big Pete
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Back to the age of sail?
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Re: Back to the age of sail?

I sailed with a guy who was Chief Engineer on one of the Windstar ships, he said it was hell, the PR people planned the routes so that the ship never had a favourable wind and to make the schedule they ran the engines all the time, and never used the sails. Despite the Master and Chief both telling ...
by Big Pete
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wireless Shore Power
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: Wireless Shore Power

First you see it, then you don't and then you do!
The Magic of computers.

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