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by D Winsor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Training Room
Topic: new exams for new lisencing regs?.
Replies: 32
Views: 1366

Re: new exams for new lisencing regs?.

"May you live in interesting times", certainly is a thought that comes to mind with these new STCW2010 regs and TC. Looking forward to seeing how TC is going to wrap this shit sandwich up. Then again if they start putting us on par with most nations, we might have a chance to pull ourselv...
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Available Positions
Topic: Wartsila - Positions Available
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Wartsila - Positions Available

Found these marine related positions advertised on Career Beacon and Wartsila websites http://careers.fi/wartsila/careers.cgi?action=view&job_id=18527&lang=uk&unit=wartsila http://careers.fi/wartsila/careers.cgi?action=view&job_id=18251&lang=uk&unit=wartsila
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: I guess the war on drugs is over?
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: I guess the war on drugs is over?

To go along with that the cuts to the EPA and it's "Regulatory impedance to Corporate Profits" along with the USCG, doesn't bode well for current and future programs designed for protection of the Great Lakes.
by D Winsor
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: new exams for new lisencing regs?.
Replies: 32
Views: 1366

Re: new exams for new lisencing regs?.

I wonder how the KW certification limits outlined in the bulletin will mesh with vessel voyage and KW power ratings certification requirements under the Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115) of the Canada Shipping Act? Will these new KW Shaft Output rating on certificates permit a holder of a ...
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: European Union - Foreign Crews Domestic Trade
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: European Union - Foreign Crews Domestic Trade

I'm sure there are few old sailors kicking around thinking that what is needed is Canada's Sweetheart of the Shipping Industry Hal Banks resurrected.
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ship keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Ship keeping

Yes the shipkeeper is supposed to contact the management team (Office Receptionist, Vessel Manager or After Hours Call Center) by a certain time every day when he/she is alone on the ship, else an emergency response is initiated. It has happened a few times when a shipkeeper didn't report in after t...
by D Winsor
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Oh placing graphite from the pencil between the contacts inside distributor cap providing a conductor between the contacts and causing multiple plugs to spark at the same time which will almost guarantee a back fire.
by D Winsor
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: European Union - Foreign Crews Domestic Trade
Replies: 4
Views: 353

European Union - Foreign Crews Domestic Trade

An interesting article about FOC vessels with low paid Foreign Crews engaged in the European Domestic Trade found on Martin's Twitter Feed Will the recently signed The Canada - European Union Free Trade Agreement open the door for a similar end run around the Canadian industry? http://maritime-execu...
by D Winsor
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Probably a thin disc of material left over by a hole punch put over contact to a plug wire on the distributor cap. Eventually the high coil discharge voltage would burn though and the plug would fire on a cylinder flooded with gas causing the backfire
by D Winsor
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Then it must be something to do with either removing the vacuum line on the distributor ignition timing advance or changing the gap on the points. Both will change the ignition timing. I'd put my money on removing the vacuum line, it's easy to do and easy to hide
by D Winsor
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

One way to get a back fire would be to prevent one of the inlet valves from closing by wedging a shim between the push rod and the valve. No rockers on the inlet valves in an engine with the Exhaust over Inlet Heads and an updraft carburetor, just gap adjusters on the push rods
by D Winsor
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Probably either a leak (cracked furle, fitting, chafed hole or broken line probably buried deep in a maze of other pipes) in one of the pilot air lines or plugged Pilot Air line (partially or totally) between the distributor to the air start valves.
by D Winsor
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Unlike your Triumph Motorbike that definitely wouldn't run with the plug wires switched a V8 or 6 cylinder engine would still run all be it very very roughly. As for the topic of air start pilot air lines, either switched at the Distributor or some junction close to the cylinders, being broken and o...
by D Winsor
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ship keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Ship keeping

I'm not sure if ship keepers are there as a requirement of or issue with Class. Rather more as an issue of liability for security, fire safety and personal safety of shore labour that would not necessarily be familiar with the vessels internal systems and know what to do in the event of an emergency.
by D Winsor
Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1297

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Ha Very Good
I've seen similar issues caused by mixing up side by side plug wires on the distributor cap of a V8 engine or crossing the pilot air lines on an air start distributor. :lol:

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