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by D Winsor
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1566

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 1566

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: 421

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: 1566

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:
by D Winsor
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1566

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Could it be that the number on identifying the individual cylinders in the control program did not match the cylinder numbering on the engine
by D Winsor
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Ship keeping
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Ship keeping

There are no Regulations per say however policies with respect to Ship keepers, at least on the Great Lakes, are set by the ship owner. Their primary responsibility is to provide security on the vessel when the crew have left the ship. They are also obliged to make regular rounds to check for oil or...
by D Winsor
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: El Faro letter to NTSB

I believe they do plus when it comes to Pressure Vessels I believe from what I've read that the USCG has the authority to impose restrictions the same way T/C can do on a Canadian Vessel. It's also my understanding that The EL Faro was also delegated to ABS. So if the condition of the boiler didn't ...
by D Winsor
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Engineroom Fires
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Engineroom Fires

An interesting article in Marine Executive Magazine. Most of what is highlighted is common sense but in today's era of old ships with increased maintenance demands, smaller crews combined with the mental and physical fatigue brought on by the increased demands placed on them, shrinking or non-existe...
by D Winsor
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: El Faro letter to NTSB

If an inspector deems a boiler unsafe to pressure test wouldn't that condemn the boiler or at least require the issuing of a COC reducing the working pressure until the boiler is made safe to undergo a full pressure test?
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Revenge C.R. Style
Replies: 33
Views: 1566

Re: Revenge C.R. Style

Isn't revenge sweet when one is able to put a "Know it all" in his or her place :D Where by shear luck I stumbled on the answer to the last CR Problem in another thread and I still haven't been able to figure it out even with the picture. It would be difficult for me to figure this one out...
by D Winsor
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: El Faro letter to NTSB
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: El Faro letter to NTSB

A well written letter What else can be expected, when the responsibility for oversight of the regulatory compliance of a "For profit" private sector enterprise is divested from a public sector agency with little or no interest in the profitability of a private enterprise, and turned over t...
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1316

Re: Fatigue at sea

It's also interesting I heard on the news last evening that even the Navy is looking at studying the operational effect of reducing crew sizes and guess what department they want to cut first "Engineering"
by D Winsor
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Fatigue at sea
Replies: 25
Views: 1316

Re: Fatigue at sea

When I went on the Lakes in the late 80's the average Motor gearless bulk carrier had the following compliment 1 Captain, 3 Mates, 3 AB's, 6 OS's, Chief Engineer, 3 Engineers, 3 Oilers/ MA's, Electrician, and 4 Galley staff for a total of 25 plus the steamers also carried 3 fireman. Self Unloaders a...

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