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by D Winsor
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to explain hydrolock in a diesel engine?
Replies: 17
Views: 23680

Re: How to explain hydrolock in a diesel engine?

If you wish to read about the effect of a hydrolock in a "running" slow speed engine check out the engine replacement on the Great Lakes vessel Algoville. The vessel's original 6 cylinder MAN engine suffered a hydraulic lock in one cylinder as a result of a cracked piston crown and piston ...
by D Winsor
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Nuclear Ice Breaker
Replies: 7
Views: 4258

Nuclear Ice Breaker

It is interesting in an effort to reduce the amount of green house gasses from diesel powered Ice Breakers there has been renewed calls for a Nuclear Ice Breaker. What happened to the plans for a Nuclear Powered "Louis S. Saint Laurent" or the "Polar 10" from the 1970's designed ...
by D Winsor
Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: More mariners needed
Replies: 11
Views: 7868

There has also been a call to increase the number of new students at the Coast Guard College. Someone in Ottawa finally woke up and realized that within 10 years a majority of the ship's crew will be retired and there will be no one around to operate the ships!
by D Winsor
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Slow Speed Steaming
Replies: 17
Views: 8992

There are going to be other factors to be considered when reducing the speed to save fuel on slow speed engines. Many of these engines are connected to fixed pitch propellers so reducing speed means reducing engine rpm. When engine RPM is reduced engine load is reduced turbo charger rpm is reduced t...
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: First Class motor question
Replies: 24
Views: 13838

It has been my experience on medium speed engines the oil mist detector is one of the best indicators of an imminent piston seizure. Aluminum particles in oil filters is another good indicator. This is will indicate that there may be scoring between the piston skirt and the liner. or a problem with ...
by D Winsor
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 3501

It sounds as if the free end drive may have been aligned to the engine with no allowance for thermal expansion and growth. This will cause vibration and potential bearing failure in either the engine or driven equipment. If the alignment is correct it may be necessary, to reduce the vibration in the...
by D Winsor
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Movie Blooper
Replies: 11
Views: 5536

I watched last Monday's episode of the CBC Series "The Border" The episode concerned stowaways on a ship in "Halifax Harbor". The show started with scenes of Halifax but quickly switched to the Algobay in Toronto Harbor. Many of the Algoma Logos, such as the Stack Logo and the Ve...
by D Winsor
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: ex-brit marine engineer investigating cdn education options
Replies: 14
Views: 8328

My Best advice for you is to get out your Reid's, Southern's Verbal Notes & Shetches, McGibbon's and other such books you may have and start studying them. Where as Marine engineering has progressed over the years the Transport Canada exam questions have not. Check out Martin's site for the post...
by D Winsor
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Walter McCarthy Sinking
Replies: 1
Views: 2375

More information on the sinking can be found in the News Link on http://www.boatnerd.com/
by D Winsor
Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Bilige Question
Replies: 5
Views: 4422

Another possibility is a leaking gasket or a cracked cover on the bilge strainer itself
by D Winsor
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: Diesel Engine Start Question??
Replies: 7
Views: 5245

There are a number of "Fuel" related problems that will stop a diesel engine from starting There may be more but these should give you the idea. 1) Mechanical Over Speed tripped or other shut down parameter activated 2) Plugged Fuel Filter 3) Fuel Valve to engine shut 4) Air in Injection L...
by D Winsor
Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: RE; question-answer
Replies: 5
Views: 4624

The pupose of the question is to find out if you follow proper procedures ie "Lock Out Tag Out" before you stick your fingers or some other foreign object into a "Live" socket
by D Winsor
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Queen of the North from Maritime Global.net
Replies: 6
Views: 5249

When it comes to Civil Liberties after a Marine Incident such as this "THINK AGAIN" When it comes to the use of drugs and alchohol on ships the US Coast Guard has a very strict "Zero Tolerence" policy and after an incident in US waters drug and alchohol testing is mandatory for a...
by D Winsor
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 4th Class Certificate Requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 4317

4th Class Certificate Requirements

I as a Chief Engineeer just signed off for one of my unlicenced crew members Transport Canada's latest version of the workbook as proof of a candidate's required knowledge to write a 4th Class Licence. It is now requred that a candidate must have a knowledge of and familliar with along with proof of...

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