Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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Re: Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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I need a bit of help to study. I have been studying, but get blocked by things I have a hard time understanding. My physics teacher from high school is going to help me out with my learning block. I definitely need to get a bigger ticket. There is no doubt about that. Hard to go back to school when you have a family to support.

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Re: Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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What's your normal schedule while at work? I know it can be hard to study book-stuff after work, but just a question a night should have you learn that subject in a single rotation.
Do you have the books you need?
What tests will you have to do for your next ticket?

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Re: Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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I work roughly 20/7. Yes I have all the books I need. I'm going for my third class, still have them all to do. I went and did my math exam, and did horribly on it. I thought I had done enough studying for it, but obviously not. The math was mostly algebra, and I studied it, but didn't study enough. I focussed more on geometry and trigonometry, which there was only one question on that. One other question was on area of a tank. I didn't think they would ask a question an a tank that had so many different sides. I remember seeing the formula in my head, but when I was studying, I thought, naw they won't ask that. So I have to take the math exam again in 5 months because I did so horribly bad. I think too much and usually don't answer the question correctly.

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Re: Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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Oh too bad, sorry man that's harsh.
Make sure to make use of the training room, post up any questions - everyone I have seen post on here helps out great and all the math stuff I'm pretty comfortable with too, so if I could help try to answer some questions I'd give it a shot.

So try to simplify algebra, it's largely a practice of organization. If you go step-by-step, keep neat and order, ideally you can really see how the answer unfolds and shows itself.

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Re: Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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Thanks. Ya I may take you up on that.

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Sailing as Chief yet?
Think of the bonuses.
More loot, no more dirty fingernails.
More time off.
Top dog uniform.
No more black looks.
No more coughing.
See forever with a better pair of peepers.
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Re: Greasing stern shaft packing gland

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No more dirty fingernails doesn't sound like a bonus, sounds like a negative...then again,probably when I'm old and have my c/e ticket I'll think a bit different, full of gusto still. heh

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When you look out the crankpit door while doing a bottom end and realize that after 5 years you are still looking at the same faces looking in, you will have incentive to get the 1st.

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But what would you do when being lectured with a load of bunk if you couldnt whip out your small screwdriver to clean your nails to help pass the time?
( that flat bladed one, not a Phillips )
As Chief you would have to come up with another pastime when your ear holes are being assaulted.
Maybe a disadvantage of having a Chiefs ticket perhaps?
JK, do you mean with the doors on or off?
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Just about there....in another 10 years. Haha

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Clocks ticking,
Old English adage " it's later then you think "
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Hopefully Merlyn with the door off.
The best reason I have heard for writing for a CE ticket LOL.

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What developed then?
Full set gaskets / seals etc or diving bottle and full face mask?
Maybe a hairdrier to blow the smoke away?
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Nope nothing done yet.

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Just continuing black looks every trip then plus leaky peepers, can't be getting any better, should have backed off a few bolts methinks.
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