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by D Winsor
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Balance
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

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: 6419

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: 9452

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: 2675

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: 5185

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: 6036

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: 5209

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: 5895

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: 5035

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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