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Forum: The Engine Room 10th December 2019, 02:22
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By spongebob
What no Captain's or senior Officers tables !...

What no Captain's or senior Officers tables ! Next they will sport the big Ms and that perky chicken shop. Maybe a nice chippie as well.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th December 2019, 05:09
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
Russell ,Babcock our manual used to recommend...

Russell ,Babcock
our manual used to recommend blowing down water to waste in order to circulate the water in the boiler drum especially when coal fired and little ,if any ,real heat is being...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th December 2019, 02:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
Manholes, fearful things for the claustraphbia...

Manholes, fearful things for the claustraphbia prone like me 15"X11" too tight
16"x12" not n
Much better but the door stiffening frame depth for anything bigger prevented larger openings .
God...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th December 2019, 20:50
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
For many years now the scotch marine style...

For many years now the scotch marine style boilers and their modern three pass wet back versions have been of single furnace tube design for steaming capacities up to 35,000 to 40,000 lbs/hr...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th December 2019, 19:44
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By spongebob
Our papers remind us that he brought fear to the...

Our papers remind us that he brought fear to the hearts of many Kiwi batsmen over those years.

Bob
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 19:32
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By spongebob
Thanks for that Sternchallis, it certainly shows...

Thanks for that Sternchallis, it certainly shows him in another light but his parsimony did exist in NZ and may well of been due to his insight of things to come with NZ's relationship and the EU....
Forum: The Engine Room 30th November 2019, 02:23
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
#18...

#18 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) , that depiction might strike a pang of terror in the heart of John Rogers and others who have wielded the squaremouth...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th November 2019, 19:31
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
The need for one, two or three furnace tubes...

The need for one, two or three furnace tubes today would be based on several factors . If oil or gas fired a single furnace boiler could achieve an output of 30,000 pounds of steam per hour but to...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th November 2019, 00:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
Thanks Stephen. That says it all. Bob

Thanks Stephen. That says it all.

Bob
Forum: The Engine Room 28th November 2019, 20:30
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
My pleasure Sidnik, ask Google for a cross...

My pleasure Sidnik, ask Google for a cross section of a scotch marine boiler and you should find all you need.
The principles of design have not changed very much today save for welding replacing...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th November 2019, 03:42
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
Sidnik, We were still selling and building the...

Sidnik, We were still selling and building the latest versions these fire tube boilers when I retired .
The originals, such as your undersea treasure was known as a Scotch Marine two pass , wet...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th November 2019, 20:13
Replies: 35
Views: 1,597
Posted By spongebob
Hello there Sidnik, The furnace tube diameters...

Hello there Sidnik, The furnace tube diameters and the number of stay bars would indicate that it is a boiler designed for higher pressures than usual while the two furnace design was not uncommon...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th November 2019, 19:32
Replies: 257
Views: 30,417
Posted By spongebob
You have to offer the right sort of 'baited hook'...

You have to offer the right sort of 'baited hook' post to tempt John into the fray these days , his mastery at punning is missed.

Bob
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2019, 23:49
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By spongebob
To finally hammer this matter out , We also...

To finally hammer this matter out ,
We also have the Cross Pein and the line pein hammers with chisel style head fore and aft or athwartships as used by tinsmiths, panel beaters etc .
Could be used...
Forum: The Radio Room 27th October 2019, 21:42
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By spongebob
Really, it's a ball hammer , the knob does the...

Really, it's a ball hammer , the knob does the peinng/peaning / piening
Forum: The Radio Room 26th October 2019, 00:24
Replies: 63
Views: 4,741
Posted By spongebob
Just the right size pene to hit the morse key...

Just the right size pene to hit the morse key with when frustrated ?
Forum: The Galley 25th October 2019, 21:12
Replies: 28
Views: 3,402
Posted By spongebob
Yes S38, that storm was hurricane Carrie which...

Yes S38, that storm was hurricane Carrie which built in the Azores and blew right up into the Irish Sea before disapating.
I was on passenger/ cargo ship Rangitane in the Bay of Biscay at the time...
Forum: Blue Star Line 19th October 2019, 03:41
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By spongebob
As far as the NZ meat industry was concerned ...

As far as the NZ meat industry was concerned during the 1950's to 1970's Lord Vesty showed definite frugality toward his investments here unlike other overseas owned plants that continued with...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 18th October 2019, 23:27
Replies: 257
Views: 30,417
Posted By spongebob
Leratty was eventually headed for Auckland during...

Leratty was eventually headed for Auckland during his long cruise and had promised to contact me for a meet up but I have heard nothing yet.
That's the trouble ,or benifit of cruising , time means...
Forum: Blue Star Line 18th October 2019, 20:26
Replies: 25
Views: 1,722
Posted By spongebob
Vesty was such a tight parse that he might have...

Vesty was such a tight parse that he might have ignored British Cities in case he was taxed for the priveledge
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 15th October 2019, 07:20
Replies: 257
Views: 30,417
Posted By spongebob
SM is the most mobile member we have, his trouble...

SM is the most mobile member we have, his trouble shooting takes him to all corners of the globe it seems so he has a wider appreciation of others lives than the rest of us . Tolerance of your...
Forum: Tugs 14th October 2019, 06:14
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By spongebob
Greg, New Zealand is about 80% renewable energy...

Greg, New Zealand is about 80% renewable energy now, mostly Hydro but geothermal and wind also with the beginnings of solar.
We have one Hydro station at Manapouri that is entirely dedicated at...
Forum: Tugs 13th October 2019, 21:42
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By spongebob
http://www.poal.co.nz/media/ports-of-auckland-buys...

http://www.poal.co.nz/media/ports-of-auckland-buys-world-first-electric-tug,

I hope that this fills in a few blanks David.

Bob
Forum: Say Hello 12th October 2019, 06:05
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By spongebob
Welcome back Nick, I know what it feels like, a...

Welcome back Nick, I know what it feels like, a cumbersome rejoining system

Bob
Forum: Tugs 12th October 2019, 01:11
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By spongebob
Electric tug for Auckland

Auckland Harbour Authority has placed an order with Dutch builder Damen for the world's first electric powered Harbour tug.
The 24.7 metre tug will have a 70 tonne bollard pulll and will cope with...
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