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by JK
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Robert Collins RCN 1941 to 1945
Replies: 0
Views: 565

Robert Collins RCN 1941 to 1945

He went to war at 19. Set the anchor and RIP COLLINS, Robert Arthur July 19, 1922 - June 14, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert Collins on June 14, 2020, one day away from reaching his 63rd wedding anniversary. He was predeceased by his father Albert and mother Lulu, brot...
by JK
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: The Lower Deck
Topic: SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BC STUDENTS OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING
Replies: 1
Views: 730

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BC STUDENTS OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING

A scholarship fund for students wishing to pursue a professional career in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering was created in 1982 by a bequest from the late Robert F. Allan, noted Vancouver Naval Architect, and supported by his friends and colleagues.The scholarship is awarded annually to the ...
by JK
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Dale A Hicks
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Dale A Hicks

Dale Allison Hicks 1963-2020 Dale Allison Hicks HICKS, Dale Allison - June 17, 1963 ~ June 8, 2020 Grand Greve, Richmond Co., passed away at home on Monday, June 8, 2020. Born in Wingham, Ont., he was a son of Jack and Rena (Gunning) Hicks. Dale is survived by his loving family, his wife, Caroline K...
by JK
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Typing faster then my brain was functioning while on a teleconference.
Yes, I am still a working peon, the unwashed masses, the downtrodden!

Good eye there Merlyn.
by JK
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SS Master
Replies: 2
Views: 535

SS Master

I had forgotten about this oldtimer until BP's thread. Some videos of the SS Master, a steam recip tugboat that is maintained by a society in Vancouver BC
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0pVii ... 7tdsICZoiw
by JK
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

scrapped bearings, overhauled steam glands, rebuilt many, many pumps. The SKinner Uniflows just run, on and on and on. I was there for 4 years, with times I was on other ships and in that time, the work on the mains was inspections for regulatory. The real fact was it probably was totally unneccesary.
by JK
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

BP, You would be amazed at how often I hear the same story about volunteer infighting. It happens everywhere ( and, to be frank, stops me cold on the thought of buying a condo.) The twin engine sounds fascinating. I spent a couple of years working on Uniflows. They were pretty amazing engines and we...
by JK
Thu May 28, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: The Lower Deck
Topic: Welcome Cadets
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Welcome Cadets

Great idea!
by JK
Mon May 25, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Historic Steam Engine + Bill Gates

Nice to put a face to the man, BP! I am happy to see you dropping in.
That was a fun video and brings back the recip days. Now I often wish I had an IPhone back when I was on the steamers because I would love to be able and see the machinery running again.
by JK
Tue May 19, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: RCGS Resolute meets the navy
Replies: 1
Views: 1759

The Strange Saga of RCGS Resolute

Mia Bennett at the Maritime Executive.com did a lot of work tracking down the background of the hapless ship Resolute and One Ocean Expeditions. There are a lot of people sitting on worthless tickets for their dream cruises that will not happen. I admit to being somewhat blase about the people who s...
by JK
Tue May 05, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: Windlass not taking load on my ship, ideas to fix it

We trialed EAL oils on a relatively simple system on a smaller vessel. What a nightmare that became. I can't remember the sequence now because it's been a few years and I wasn't directly involved, but there was safety relief issues, localized overheating of the oil, breakdown of the oil, more overhe...
by JK
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is Pipe tunnel an enclosed space?
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Is Pipe tunnel an enclosed space?

From Canadian MOSH regulations the definition of an enclosed space is: PART 1 General Interpretation confined space means an enclosed or partially enclosed space that (a) is not designed or intended for human occupancy, except for the purpose of performing work; (b) has restricted means of access an...
by JK
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: F.W.E
Topic: Frank Menary
Replies: 0
Views: 1382

Frank Menary

I sailed with Frank in 1988-89 with Canarctic Shipping. He was not a tall man but powerful beyond belief. When I went on watch and did my rounds I took a small pipewrench with me and unseated the commonly used valves a bit, so when I needed to open a valve I wouldn't embarrass myself by not being ab...
by JK
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: How The World Became a Risk Society
Replies: 0
Views: 2074

How The World Became a Risk Society

I just happened to come across this on Youtube. Fascinating watching. As ship's engineer we work to minimize risk because it is our job and certification on the line. But management is more interested in costs. There is much in this clip that ties into the modern marine industry that it makes it wor...