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by Merlyn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Big Pete,
But what about the return?
by Merlyn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

I know the engine to which you refer now. That's TDC's engine. I wondered what happened to it as I didn't hear from TDC any further re his probs. with it. As I wrote back then I was concerned about it being craned up onto the Quay and abandoned there, so glad to hear it's gone to a good home albeit ...
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Sorry, forgot the skyhook.
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: MAN 48/60 pre-lube pump

Five gallon drum, sharp piece of string, tap on the bottom, old injector pipe and union, reducer adaptor, any good?
Think the airfare would kill me though?
by Merlyn
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Tanker aground in NS
Replies: 16
Views: 1525

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: 1525

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: 5
Views: 676

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: 1682

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: 392
Views: 115665

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: 1590

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: 1590

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: 1590

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: 392
Views: 115665

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: 565

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: 392
Views: 115665

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.

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