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by Merlyn
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Tanker aground in NS
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: Tanker aground in NS

The book entitled " A catalogue of errors seagoing style " will earn a million bucks I reckon.
Even the best fairy tale / fantasy story teller will struggle to match this happening of the chain of events.
Got to be near the top of the tree of " best cockup job afloat " series.
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Tanker aground in NS
Replies: 16
Views: 903

Re: Tanker aground in NS

What a catalogue of events on this one.
Amazing disaster throughout.
H.E. again.
( Human Errors )
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Emergency/Direct Bilge Suctions
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Emergency/Direct Bilge Suctions

Reading D.D.'s write up I have to say it doesn't seem to be any where as much fun down below as in the old days.
Best of luck to the new entrants to the so much different trade.
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.
Replies: 21
Views: 958

Re: What to Do ? Fire on the ship while in port.

Like I said back along, F.O.P.D.Q.

( For the uninitiated Foxtrot Oscar Pretty Damm Quick.
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 348
Views: 107256

Re: New engine

Andrew,
There are not that many cylinders in the world methinks.
The 50 knotter jobs are for the squirter jobbies.
by Merlyn
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

Maybe those cheap old Chinese rubber gloves are obstructing the return flow to the tank.
I think the too high freeboard could be the main part of the answer?
by Merlyn
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

I find personally in cases like this that our magic ray gun comes to the fore. For exactly pin pointing an overheat problem shine the infra red two rays on the target, move forwards or backwards to align the dots as one and hey presto, exact reading in C or F in the display window. Use in both sides...
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: STERN TUBE HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING MANEUVERING

Wonder why the high temps. only seem to happen when maneuvering ? Higher rpm when underway in cruising mode and yet no mention of higher temps? Could it be because shaft turning both ways thereby aggravating white metal or shaft bearing premature breakup? Something must be generating the higher than...
by Merlyn
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 348
Views: 107256

Re: New engine

Show us the other side of the equation Andrew i.e. the liner and maybe the hole punched in the block?
S shaped rod = lookie inside block without removing crankcase door?

Repair too big for Belzona?
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Engine overspeed, gearbox catastrophic failure
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Engine overspeed, gearbox catastrophic failure

Interesting article, I see this trawler had the same size crew as a Supertanker / large container ship, hot bunking or what. Been on those factory ships and trawlers, stinkers jobbies or what. I see it had a 9 buckets in line Maggie Deutz engine fitted with possibly an in line Bosch injection pump. ...
by Merlyn
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 348
Views: 107256

Re: New engine

LS here, ( live steam ) RSH ( Resuperheated steam )
Turning gear in when top covers off, kidney thrust pads , white metal faces, engineers blue, bearing scrapers,
= beer money white metal facings.
Happy days indeed.
by Merlyn
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 348
Views: 107256

Re: New engine

Well Andrew seeing your take on the old peepers defect re the " there is no evil that would not work out well " speech I am not sure about that but would admire your positive outlook concerning the peepers defect. I have to say that I never took you for an Elvis look a like character, I as...
by Merlyn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 348
Views: 107256

Re: New engine

Thank you Felix for your prompt reply and may I commiserate with you concerning your defective eyesight problems. Your remark that this can sometimes be beneficial has given me much thought concerning this and I have to say that the only benefit that I can think of right now is endured perhaps in th...
by Merlyn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: New engine
Replies: 348
Views: 107256

Re: New engine

Well welcome back to Felixs whose absence I thought was due to his being on a long range submarine akin to a Nuclear one but in this case obviously powered by a Nodding Donkey type engine as depicted on the site by him. However there would appear to be many unanswered questions as to the design of t...
by Merlyn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Marine Refrigeration
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Marine Refrigeration

Referring back to my unanswered query on the refrigeration subject. Well I suppose that in order to answer my own question concerning Big Pete's write up re NH3 etc. and to remember when NH3 ruled you have to perhaps be of a certain age and maybe forthcoming folk who do indeed remember operating NH3...

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