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Forum: The Engine Room 27th March 2015, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By cubpilot
Thermal Fluid heating

Three sister ships I sailed on in the 1970s had thermal fluid heating systems rather than steam for all heating requirements. Lots of benefits that outweighed the cost of the fluid.
With fewer and...
Forum: The Engine Room 13th March 2015, 22:34
Replies: 73
Views: 19,691
Posted By cubpilot
The only steam time I had was on Ocean Weather...

The only steam time I had was on Ocean Weather Ships. These were converted Castle Class ships built for convoy duty. Triple expansion recip with four cylinders as it had two LP cylinders. There were...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 25th January 2015, 13:15
Replies: 15
Views: 4,183
Posted By cubpilot
Very unlikely that the poplarity of cruises will...

Very unlikely that the poplarity of cruises will diminish due to incidents on board. Small problems gives people something to talk about afterwards and bigger problems say with food poisoning give...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2014, 09:01
Replies: 137
Views: 42,938
Posted By cubpilot
Sulzer marine engines, just one division of a...

Sulzer marine engines, just one division of a mega engineering company able to fund R&D. Doxford just a cottage industry by comparison resting on its laurals.
Component count, ok in the days when...
Forum: The Engine Room 29th December 2014, 08:24
Replies: 137
Views: 42,938
Posted By cubpilot
My first five years at sea were spent working on...

My first five years at sea were spent working on Doxford engined ships. On the experience I would agree that that they were hard work, unreliable etc etc. Then a few years later in another company I...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th December 2014, 22:27
Replies: 137
Views: 42,938
Posted By cubpilot
Like all machinery, if a Doxford engine was given...

Like all machinery, if a Doxford engine was given the care and attention it required and head office bought quality spare parts then they ran without any problem, but if second rate spares were...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th December 2014, 08:49
Replies: 29
Views: 5,271
Posted By cubpilot
I am in the process of getting a 9 cyl radial...

I am in the process of getting a 9 cyl radial installed on a Stinson Gullwing aircraft. The engine most commonly used for the Gullwing is a Lycoming 680r.
Nominally 300hp they have a great sound in...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th June 2013, 19:32
Replies: 59
Views: 12,849
Posted By cubpilot
I sailed twice on triple expansion steam ships....

I sailed twice on triple expansion steam ships. These were Ocean Weather Ships and probably about the same shaft hp. At a rough guess if you can locate the engine room skylights on an external plan...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th April 2012, 13:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By cubpilot
Centenary of the Marine Diesel Engine

Just thought that as we have the centenary of the loss of Titanic in our minds that this year is also the centenary of the maiden voayge of Selandia the first Ocean Going motor ship. She was built by...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th April 2012, 13:17
Replies: 11
Views: 4,657
Posted By cubpilot
With the greater reliability of machinery these...

With the greater reliability of machinery these days i doubt that there are more fires than years ago, it is just that in the old days with four or fiveon watch, any fire would be spotted quickly and...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th January 2012, 22:23
Replies: 137
Views: 42,938
Posted By cubpilot
the City of Manchester and sister ships were...

the City of Manchester and sister ships were built at Appledore ( Devon) and at least one was still in service up to about 5 or 6 years ago and still Uk owned. Not sure if it has now been scrapped.
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 7th November 2011, 08:37
Replies: 11
Views: 3,745
Posted By cubpilot
You are thinking of the Federal Steam Shipping Co...

You are thinking of the Federal Steam Shipping Co not Union. Over the years there have been a number of shipping companies that have used the name Union. eg the Union Castle line. The Union Shipping...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th September 2011, 17:45
Replies: 82
Views: 28,240
Posted By cubpilot
The China Nav vessel MV Chefoo (sp) which was on...

The China Nav vessel MV Chefoo (sp) which was on the Papua New Guinea service out of Sydney about 1970 and renamed Island Chief was 3 cyl Doxford. She was built in Hong Kong at the company shipyard...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 9th May 2011, 11:09
Replies: 9
Views: 5,768
Posted By cubpilot
i was on her about 69 and she should have gone to...

i was on her about 69 and she should have gone to scrap even then, well she was ok but engines were letting her down and there was loads of 'lets just patch her up' and she will do a few more trips....
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd April 2011, 21:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,511
Posted By cubpilot
pity this post has just come up since my return...

pity this post has just come up since my return from hols in usa. took a tour of the o'brien whilst there first week of april. well worth while and the best tourist attraction in san francisco as far...
Forum: The Radio Room 3rd March 2011, 18:57
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By cubpilot
by co-incidence today on a flying website there...

by co-incidence today on a flying website there has been a post to say that some divers have found what they believe could be the wreckage of her plane has been discovered near a Papua/New Guinea...
Forum: The Radio Room 2nd March 2011, 16:20
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By cubpilot
Amelia Earhart

Not so long ago there was a brief news report that the location of where Amelia Earhart crash landed in the Pacific had been located and a bone fragment had been found. The full details can be seen...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 1st February 2011, 19:55
Replies: 13
Views: 4,110
Posted By cubpilot
I sailed on Tongariro on the maiden voyage, about...

I sailed on Tongariro on the maiden voyage, about 21 kts. hardly anytime to NZ and then a very quick turnround and we were home before we knew we had left UK. start of a change of the way of life at...
Forum: New Zealand Shipping Co. 10th November 2010, 22:21
Replies: 38
Views: 9,527
Posted By cubpilot
Peter, I have lost your email address can you pm...

Peter, I have lost your email address can you pm me or try a direct email, i think you have my current one. Howard
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 4th October 2010, 19:32
Replies: 5
Views: 4,371
Posted By cubpilot
mind the brown bears if you cross the state line...

mind the brown bears if you cross the state line into Akansas! I heard there are still a few up in those hills, way back my friends in De Queen took me out black powder shooting also trying for white...
Forum: The Engine Room 4th October 2010, 19:28
Replies: 364
Views: 120,707
Posted By cubpilot
Geoff, I wonder if you joined London Clipper as I...

Geoff, I wonder if you joined London Clipper as I left in Bremmerhaven in April 1975.
I changed companies on the strength of the clipper experience and signed on what looked to be a rather basic...
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 2nd October 2010, 18:06
Replies: 5
Views: 4,371
Posted By cubpilot
thanks Ian, that will give the elk a break, or...

thanks Ian, that will give the elk a break, or how good a shot are you so maybe they get that already!
Forum: Bolton S. S. Co., London 2nd October 2010, 13:26
Replies: 5
Views: 4,371
Posted By cubpilot
model building

I am part way through building a model of Reynolds / Rossetti / (Rubens) but getting stuck on some detailed work and could do with some external pictures such as those that contain details of deck...
Forum: The Engine Room 30th September 2010, 16:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,065
Posted By cubpilot
any ideas why i cannot scroll down the pages of...

any ideas why i cannot scroll down the pages of the motor site links
Forum: The Engine Room 24th September 2010, 18:24
Replies: 37
Views: 3,829
Posted By cubpilot
Sounds like the packing on the "newer" VTE's,...

Sounds like the packing on the "newer" VTE's, were little springs involved in the set up?

yes if memory serves me right. they were a nightmare to build up in situ but if it were a piston change...
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