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Engine Inclination

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:21 am
by JK
I leaned through the engineroom door to snap this shot showing the engine inclination. I wonder what the engine actually sees when the ship is pitching in rough weather.


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Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:36 am
by Merlyn
I reckon that's a shot of your wrist watch engine. Hopefully it sees tight engine mounts holding down bolts in rough weather.

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:50 am
by JK
I wasn't there to look at the engines specifically, but I glanced at them on the way by. They have what seems to be pretty substantial hold downs.

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:19 am
by The Dieselduck
Hey JK, What kind of engine is that?

On tugs with z drive, it's pretty common to see quite an angle, in particular, a FWD leanin angle. Not all OEM though have this in mind, like the C32 I'm working with these days, the drains are STD, for aft leaning engines, making for a slightly messier maintenance.

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:20 am
by Merlyn
It's a wrist watch engine DD. I have seen installations where the flywheels faces forward thro angled drives and engines up against the transom.

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:22 am
by Merlyn
You must have heavy smokers down below looking at the big air cleaner ?

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:31 pm
by JK
MTUs , Martin. Highly skewed props. When I get a chance I'll have to see if I got a picture of them or can get one.

I'm not fussy on those smaller, go fast ships. I have thrown up quite enough on them when I was starting out many years ago. :roll:

High speed, high power engines Merlyn. They exhaust through the stern not up a funnel. Noisy buggers.

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:09 pm
by The Dieselduck
Ho I did not recognized the MTU without the 20 turbos in the picture. ehehehe

Re: Engine Inclination

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:46 am
by Merlyn
R R I believe again? We have them over here driving water squirters , screamers jobby. We have some engines over here that will run Upside Down ( without seizing ) ? On a rollover? Makes anyone? Now that's an inclination and a half.