Tighten WHAT??????

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 08:08
Any suggestions what type of spanner you should use?

J Boyde
13th August 2009, 08:25
What do you want to tighten Fieldsy? Bolts, nuts, rivets, pipework, or, do you have something else in mind
Jim B

Billieboy
13th August 2009, 08:33
Depends on the type of nut! some squirrel nuts need extremely fine torque wrenches, whereas wenches torquing other nuts, may need extreme lubrication.(H)

I've used a monkey on some nuts, but never spannered a monkey's nuts.

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 08:42
Sorry - there's a picture involved but I'm struggling to compress it sufficiently to meet the site's limit on size.

JoK
13th August 2009, 13:30
You use a BFH and a slugging wrench, obviously!!

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 13:54
You use a BFH and a slugging wrench, obviously!!

Reminds me of a friend's saying.

'If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical fault!'

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 13:59
Think I've finally got the picture up. Please now reconsider your previous responses!

greektoon
13th August 2009, 14:18
TITAN URANUS.........and be careful when you bend over for the soap.

marco nista
13th August 2009, 14:22
A Ring Spanner of course !

73s

Marconista

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 14:33
A Ring Spanner of course !

73s

Marconista


Spot on - give that man a coconut!
(Thumb)

Satanic Mechanic
13th August 2009, 14:45
I was going to recommend a specialist tool - A butt welded hoop wrench

Scurdie
13th August 2009, 15:19
Yep, that picture's been around on the Web for a while. Makes you realise why DSC was introduced for calling up ships - imagine calling that one on Channel 16! And everyone in range listening...!

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 15:22
Yep, that picture's been around on the Web for a while. Makes you realise why DSC was introduced for calling up ships - imagine calling that one on Channel 16! And everyone in range listening...!

I've tried to track whether its genuine - but found conflicting views.
Anyone know?

ssr481
13th August 2009, 15:53
putting a cork in it is good.. (Jester)

marco nista
13th August 2009, 16:01
I've tried to track whether its genuine - but found conflicting views.
Anyone know?

Fieldsy -

According to MIRAMAR you have two to chose from.

The most likely one is is the 1992-built 137746gt tanker DIAMOND ECHO which became the SINA in 2002 & the TITAN URANUS in 2004.
The penny must have dropped fairly quickly as she was renamed TITAN TAURUS in 2006 & a year later became the K COSMOS

73s

Marco

Fieldsy
13th August 2009, 22:04
Fieldsy -

According to MIRAMAR you have two to chose from.

The most likely one is is the 1992-built 137746gt tanker DIAMOND ECHO which became the SINA in 2002 & the TITAN URANUS in 2004.
The penny must have dropped fairly quickly as she was renamed TITAN TAURUS in 2006 & a year later became the K COSMOS

73s

Marco

Thanks Marco - very helpful.

Peter Fielding
14th August 2009, 07:42
A Ring Spanner of course !

73s

Marconista

Bugger!!! Beat me to it!

Cisco
14th August 2009, 09:29
Bugger!!! Beat me to it!

Golly, bit of a Freudian slip there :)

Some one 'in the know' told me some time ago that everyone told the owner it wasn't the best choice of names...

Heard on an Oz TV series ( Underbelly.. down loaded online in Ushuaia) recently .... 'Anal sex?... geez that would hurt like buggery'

John Williams 56-65
14th August 2009, 20:51
I heard that Alum was a recommended ring tightener. Used extensively by Ladies of the Night.

steviej
17th August 2009, 21:45
Reminds me of a friend's saying.

'If you can't fix it with a hammer, it's an electrical fault!'

No its obvious if you cannot fix it with a hammer. You need a bigger one.

kevin morgan
17th August 2009, 21:51
i doubt at 47 yo i could get any tighter?!

Satanic Mechanic
17th August 2009, 22:40
No its obvious if you cannot fix it with a hammer. You need a bigger one.

Rules of Korean shipbuilding No.3

If it doesn't fit -hit it, if it still doesn't fit -hit it harder, if it breaks - it needed replacing anyway

ccurtis1
18th August 2009, 13:36
SM, I think that Korean thing comes from the north east coast shipyards.
"If at first you don't succeed, get a hammer with a bigger heid"

Satanic Mechanic
18th August 2009, 13:46
SM, I think that Korean thing comes from the north east coast shipyards.
"If at first you don't succeed, get a hammer with a bigger heid"

Oh I don't doubt it the koreans have just improved on old ideas. No.4 is a belter

"If the end product does not match the drawing - change the drawing"

McCloggie
18th August 2009, 14:30
"If the end product does not match the drawing - change the drawing"

They are very good at doing that in a well known Singaporean shipyard as well!

McC

Satanic Mechanic
18th August 2009, 15:13
No.5

If you catch them doing something wrong they always smile - this is because they have already worked out a way to blame you

McCloggie
18th August 2009, 15:22
No.5

If you catch them doing something wrong they always smile - this is because they have already worked out a way to blame you.

Yes - and then send in the Variation Order for you to pay for it anyway!!!!

McC

ddraigmor
18th August 2009, 15:59
Use the universal tool loved by AB's the world over - The Shifter!

Jonty

chadburn
18th August 2009, 16:55
These days they pronounce it Urinus, ring spanner is a good one, although it depends which size, sixpence/ half-a-crown especially in bad weather and the large wave approaching.

orcades
5th September 2009, 01:54
If it dont fit its because of an excess of wee touches and midges wings, at least thats what my old super told me

michael charters
21st September 2010, 19:35
Keep Still son,