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Search: Posts Made By: Ian860B
Forum: The Engine Room 10th July 2019, 12:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By Ian860B
We used to use a nasty chemical to clean the...

We used to use a nasty chemical to clean the condenser only took a few hours circulation to clean. Probably banned today.
Jock
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th June 2019, 01:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ian860B
Not sure if we are allowed to describe girls as...

Not sure if we are allowed to describe girls as pretty these days, I remember a lad from Dundee saying that the girls looked fine until they opened their mouths and a bale of jute fell out, what he...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 7th June 2019, 00:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ian860B
Yes West Ferry, Only Cpt Creelman took us I don't...

Yes West Ferry, Only Cpt Creelman took us I don't remember a Mr Fraser. Yes got lifesaving badges at the pool near the end of the esplanade. I think we were the last intake before the course was...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 6th June 2019, 12:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Ian860B
I did a year at Dundee Nautical College/School...

I did a year at Dundee Nautical College/School mid 1969-1970, They had a couple of rowing/ sailing boats out at Broughty Ferry,
Jock
Forum: The Engine Room 18th May 2019, 02:21
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By Ian860B
Yup! worked fine when the condenser was clean but...

Yup! worked fine when the condenser was clean but soon fell away, had it on one ship that was going into dry dock in Bahrain the company wanted us to live on board during the docking, asked us how...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th April 2019, 13:09
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Ian860B
I don't know! I sailed on two Europa Class...

I don't know! I sailed on two Europa Class tankers in the late 70's that had G.E. steam turbines, sailed UMS with bridge control, Nice engines, reliable.
Jock
Forum: The Engine Room 26th March 2019, 11:31
Replies: 55
Views: 6,600
Posted By Ian860B
Yes strange, I never was on board a ship that was...

Yes strange, I never was on board a ship that was forced to stop at sea until I sailed on a "modern" ship, old steamers just seemed to keep going despite wear and no automation. How much do modern...
Forum: The Engine Room 5th March 2019, 10:47
Replies: 88
Views: 14,164
Posted By Ian860B
Perhaps I should have said it was my experience...

Perhaps I should have said it was my experience that emergency gennys on steam ships were just a little too small, on a ship that only has one diesel power generator when coming back from a complete...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th March 2019, 11:03
Replies: 88
Views: 14,164
Posted By Ian860B
Read a lot of nasty stuff about Hedemora...

Read a lot of nasty stuff about Hedemora Generator sets, we had one on the Al Rafadain in the late 70's and believe it or not we found it reliable! as for the rest of the engine room plant it was a...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th January 2019, 10:47
Replies: 62
Views: 8,537
Posted By Ian860B
Yep! not enough steam ships had electro feed...

Yep! not enough steam ships had electro feed pumps, filling the drum to the top of the glass and a bit more, flashing on diesel because there is no steam to heat fuel oil, and then the exciting bit...
Forum: The Engine Room 21st December 2018, 10:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By Ian860B
Quite right, never saw an "engineers" bar on any...

Quite right, never saw an "engineers" bar on any ship I was on, most alcohol was consumed in cabin drinking, drinking was too expensive on decks a lot was watered down anyway.
Jock
Forum: The Engine Room 12th December 2018, 11:09
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By Ian860B
The 8/12 were waiting on their starting blocks at...

The 8/12 were waiting on their starting blocks at 2355 hrs, could be showered, dressed and up on decks sucking on the first G&T by 0010 hrs searching to see what talent was left. All the best girls...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th December 2018, 10:40
Replies: 15
Views: 2,281
Posted By Ian860B
Not exactly common practice but we used to invite...

Not exactly common practice but we used to invite female passengers to the boiler room on the night 12/4 watch to assist in sootblowing, lots of fun and highly not permitted. crazy stuff we used to...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th August 2018, 13:13
Replies: 75
Views: 27,376
Posted By Ian860B
Can't really blame an Engineer for this one, as a...

Can't really blame an Engineer for this one, as a Junior Engineer on the SS Oronsay not long out of her last Dry Docking in Southhampton, only one boiler on line being looked after by a Vospers shore...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th July 2018, 12:34
Replies: 62
Views: 8,537
Posted By Ian860B
No idea what a Shell L class is/was, the tanker I...

No idea what a Shell L class is/was, the tanker I was on was the AMPTC Al Rafidain, probably had the worst boiler ignition system ever devised, with the steam FD you got about three attempts to...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th July 2018, 12:35
Replies: 62
Views: 8,537
Posted By Ian860B
Stal Laval turbines with epicyclic gearboxes no...

Stal Laval turbines with epicyclic gearboxes no thanks, fussy control system, false alarms, vibration trips while going astern. Best S/T engine and gearbox General Electric, perhaps not the most...
Forum: The Engine Room 3rd April 2016, 12:50
Replies: 82
Views: 14,257
Posted By Ian860B
It would be interesting to have real engineers...

It would be interesting to have real engineers tested for dyslexia, I have met a few brilliant engineers who could fix any machine with only a pocket of tools and have a deep understanding of what...
Forum: Say Hello 17th February 2016, 10:48
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Ian860B
Hi I sailed with AMPTC from 1978 to 1981 Sailed...

Hi I sailed with AMPTC from 1978 to 1981 Sailed on the Wahran, Shat and the Al Riyadh and the Al Rafidane, can't remember your name but the theres a lot I can't remember
IanBrunton
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