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Search: Posts Made By: Ian J. Huckin
Forum: Ship Research 15th July 2019, 19:53
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
I always worked on the assumption that one man's...

I always worked on the assumption that one man's meat was another man's meat...given half the chance!!!
Forum: Ship Research 6th July 2018, 15:13
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
I'm not ragging on SN or any of the...

I'm not ragging on SN or any of the administrators at all....my gut feeling is that with such a large membership the odds of finding someone with the knowledge and potential resources for getting the...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 21st December 2017, 14:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,634
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Hello Geoff, Rievaulx and Ribblehead were my...

Hello Geoff, Rievaulx and Ribblehead were my two...seemed like hell as a 16 to 19 year old but the experience set me up for the next 25 years at sea...and from the south of England too :-)
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 20th December 2017, 21:04
Replies: 4
Views: 2,634
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all you old Boltonians

The title says it all, but I want to back it up with my heartfelt appreciation for sailing with Boltons in its various guises...I met the best people on board, had the worst and the best runs on...
Forum: The Engine Room 14th December 2017, 16:09
Replies: 175
Views: 29,082
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Can/bottle opener...

Can/bottle opener...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th November 2017, 16:01
Replies: 238
Views: 38,386
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Totally agree, I might end up reading about...

Totally agree, I might end up reading about myself... ;-)
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2017, 15:58
Replies: 24
Views: 6,961
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
I've sailed on ships where the main engine was a...

I've sailed on ships where the main engine was a POC, but I guess that's different... :-)
Forum: The Engine Room 6th November 2017, 18:46
Replies: 82
Views: 20,761
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
I'm pretty sure that this model used to be in the...

I'm pretty sure that this model used to be in the managers office of HUD in Hong Kong. Saw it several times...

Personnaly, I sailed on two BISCO ore carriers with 4LBD engines, both with strut...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th September 2017, 18:51
Replies: 73
Views: 17,300
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Ah yes, could be...we would loose literally tons...

Ah yes, could be...we would loose literally tons of R22 each voyage...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th February 2017, 15:57
Replies: 85
Views: 7,287
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Crankcase inspections were ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS...

Crankcase inspections were ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS worth it. So what if you found nothing? what it did was set a standard of professionalism for all aspects of crankcase work..it led to responsibility...
Forum: The Engine Room 24th February 2016, 18:26
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
sailed with three new buildings out of bouelwerft...

sailed with three new buildings out of bouelwerft and each had a totally unpainted K8Z/120E...looked hideous...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th February 2016, 14:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
The six ships I stood by at Boelwerft (3) and...

The six ships I stood by at Boelwerft (3) and Pallion (3) were all flushed in a similar fashion as you state...but at Mitsui they just took it one step further with a pre-wash down before they ever...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th February 2016, 18:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Indeed...These fellows wore just like a diaper...

Indeed...These fellows wore just like a diaper and round black googles and climbed around the Crank-Case with high pressure oil hoses flushing out every scrap of debris from build. It was totally...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th February 2016, 15:35
Replies: 61
Views: 7,172
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Watched the video and my only comment would be...

Watched the video and my only comment would be that the exhaust back pressure must be enormous, well it would be if the engine was loaded but even so those pies just don't look right...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th February 2016, 14:47
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Flushing New Engine Crankcases

O.K., this is going to sound weird but here goes: does anybody have photographs from Japan which involves half naked Japanese men scrambling around in the crankcase of new engines with high pressure...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 10th February 2016, 16:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
RIP Jimmy...sail on...

RIP Jimmy...sail on...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th January 2016, 16:09
Replies: 29
Views: 7,296
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Very true...

Very true...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 6th October 2015, 23:40
Replies: 150
Views: 42,045
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Hi Chris, enjoy your retirement you surely...

Hi Chris, enjoy your retirement you surely deserve it. Best wishes to you...Ian Huckin
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 6th October 2015, 23:38
Replies: 1
Views: 2,911
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Oh no, that is a tragedy. RIP Howard...so sad...

Oh no, that is a tragedy. RIP Howard...so sad...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th July 2015, 18:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,383
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Nah, that was caused by blasting the old BSA and...

Nah, that was caused by blasting the old BSA and Velo around southern England without a helmet....
Forum: The Engine Room 6th July 2015, 22:20
Replies: 17
Views: 3,383
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
96410 Say no more...one of my better days...

96410

Say no more...one of my better days...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th July 2015, 22:15
Replies: 96
Views: 13,304
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Clean your boily by hanging it on the end of a...

Clean your boily by hanging it on the end of a rope over the aft end at FSS, two hours would do it.
Forum: The Engine Room 17th June 2015, 19:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Interesting question. The first four years I...

Interesting question. The first four years I spent on old mid 50s Doxford ore carriers then it was onto MAN bulkers, then Sulzer bulkers then B&W bulkers. I guess that accounted for the first 16...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2015, 21:15
Replies: 143
Views: 34,394
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Used to do this off Christmas Island while...

Used to do this off Christmas Island while waiting for the phosphate berth. Gave us a chance to run the vap on the way back up...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th June 2015, 21:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,703
Posted By Ian J. Huckin
Yes true, never forget that sulpher in itself is...

Yes true, never forget that sulpher in itself is a lubricant...
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